Awards were recently bestowed on Lafarge Canada Inc. in recognition of the environmental programs undertaken at its cement plant in Bath, Ontario. The awards were presented to Lafarge employees at a luncheon ceremony held on July 5, 2006 at the Bath plant.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has 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 Michael Klenk, the Bath plant manager, the plant recycles more than 2 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.