Lafarge Canada Inc. recently received an award to recognize the
environmental programmes at its cement plant in Bath, Ont, reports HazMat
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) bestowed the 2005 Land Stewardship
Award on the plant in recognition of environmental activities undertaken,
including continuous environmental improvements to the facility, a wildlife
habitat, and the planting of 26,000 new trees on the property.
According to plant manager Michael Klenk, the plant recycles more than two
million tonnes of raw materials annually and is committed to integrating
many sustainable initiatives into its operations, including an alternative
Among the judges of the award were representatives from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the World Wildlife Fund. The plant was
also a runner-up for the Overall Environmental Excellence Award.