Lafarge environmental compliance, Bangladesh

Lafarge environmental compliance, Bangladesh
Published: 18 May 2012


Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd (LCS) which is extracting limestone from Meghalaya for its cement plant in Bangladesh, has said that it was adhering to and complying with top environmental norms in its mines here as adopted by the company in its operations in top European countries.

"We are following top environmental norms in our operations here as adopted by the company operation elsewhere in Europe, (Spain, France...)," Lafarge Surma Cements Ltd (LCS) CEO Tarek Elba told the Economic Times of India.

According to him, adhering to environmental regulations was important for sustainable development of the area in which the company has its operations. "As per the environmental norms, the company said it would replace the 935 trees from the mining sites with 400,000 trees within a 20 year span in the state.