Lafarge executive visits Pakistan operations

Lafarge executive visits Pakistan operations

Lafarge's executive vice president of Energy and Strategic Sourcing, Peter James Hoddinott, has visited the group's operations in Pakistan to review its latest sustainability achievements and explore export potential.

During the visit, which took place over 6-8 March 2013, Mr Hoddinott toured the Lafarge Pakistan Cement (LPC) plant which is located at Kalar Kahar, district of Chakwal, Punjab province. He commended Lafarge’s local team on upholding the group’s guiding principle of sustainable development and making industrial operations safer for both employees and the environment in which it operates.

Mr Hoddinott noted that the LPC team has succeeded in achieving sustainability and competitiveness with an impressive alternate fuels strategy, “My objective here is to contribute to Lafarge Pakistan's mission to supply?the best construction solutions for customers, safely, with sustainability and? at peak quality. We hope to work together on boosting domestic sourcing of?energy and components to improve costs and reliability.

Lafarge Pakistan has reduced its CO2 emissions by 25 per cent, substituting fossil fuels with alternative fuels with up to 28 per cent of alternative fuels. Mr Hoddinott praised the local team on this achievement.

Industry sources also told CemNet News that Mr Hoddinott visited the Syntronics bagging and packaging plant at Hattar to assess the prospect of exporting cement packaging materials from Pakistan to support the local economy. He also visited the coal mines at Kallar Kahar.?