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Lafarge marks a decade of hitting sustainability targets, UK

16 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has marked its 10th year of sustainability reporting in the UK this week with the release of its 2011/2012 Sustainability Reports. With a commitment to sustainability remaining at the heart of the business, Lafarge has made significant investment in developing its sustainable credentials. This has paid dividends, particularly with waste and water consumption being cut by 92 per cent and 88 per cent respectively in the cement business, since reporting began in 2001. The latest R...

Dunbar Cement Works celebrates safety milestone, UK

11 October 2012, Published under Cement News

The Lafarge cement works at Dunbar, UK has celebrated a safety milestone after achieving a year without a ‘Lost-Time Incident’, where an accident causes an employee or contractor to take time off work. The milestone was reached in September after a heightened focus on good leadership, practical workshops, and proactive reporting and remedying of potential hazards.  It was celebrated with a special safety day, attended by Rajeev Ramankutty, industrial director for Lafarge Cement UK.  All e...

Lafarge Dunbar receives quarry equipment, UK

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Quarry operators at Lafarge Cement’s Dunbar Works are celebrating the arrival of some brand new four dumper trucks – measuring five metres to the top of the cab – and one giant excavator, managed under a contract hire arrangement, which have been given the thumbs up by operators including Dunbar-based Gerry Donnellan, production operator.   He says he and fellow workers are finding the machines ideally suited to the challenging quarry conditions and make work more enjoyable.  “The new kit h...

Lafarge Cauldon works reaches 50 per cent AF substitution rate, UK

30 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement’s Cauldon Works has received recognition for its industry leading sustainability achievements which have seen it reach a 50 per cent reduction in reliance on fossil fuels. The result places it at the forefront of the UK’s construction industry’s sustainability drive and has been recognised by the business’ international parent company, Lafarge Group, as part of its annual awards. These champion the efforts of employees worldwide who are transforming the way in which product...

Lafarge teams up with UK festival, demonstrates science behind manufacturing processes

30 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Wales’ leading annual festival is set to receive over £10,000 worth of construction material thanks to a special partnership between Lafarge’s Aberthaw Cement Works and its Ewenny stone quarry near Bridgend. The major donation will see the global manufacturer provide stone for the construction of the main site road and access ways for The Eisteddfod Festival, the pinnacle of the Welsh cultural calendar. It is held in August over eight days and welcomes 160,000 visitors to celebrate Wales’...