Ontario cement plant receives environmental award

Ontario cement plant receives environmental award
Published: 12 September 2006

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

fuels project.

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.