Lafarge Cement named as 2009 Sustainability Champion

Lafarge Cement named as 2009 Sustainability Champion
Published: 12 January 2010

Lafarge Cement UK has been named as British Precast’s Sustainability Champion for the second year running.

The award recognises the associate member who has achieved the most by supporting and investing in the UK precast concrete industry’s sustainability programme over the last 12 months.

Lafarge Cement was commended for its achievements in reducing CO2 in the cement production process through its use of biomass alternative fuels and its industry leading Phoenix cement which uses fly ash, a by-product of the power industry.

The company’s investment in reducing water consumption, its successful partnerships with stakeholders and local communities and its exemplary safety skills training programme were also lauded by judges for demonstrating Lafarge’s dedication to sustainability at all levels of the business.

This follows Lafarge Cement’s success in winning the 2008 Sustainability Champion accolade for waste management, recycling and its sustainable supply chain initiatives.