Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of LafargeHolcim, is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6,000 employees across Canada, their mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities.
Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around their operations. At locations across Canada, they have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used at their operations.
Over the past 5 years Lafarge has been working towards its goal of reducing fuel based carbon emissions by 30% in the cement manufacturing process, with this project one of the most comprehensive lower carbon fuel programs in the world.
This work has led to a growing focus on the potential role of non-recycled plastics and related mixed plastic/fibre composites in the manufacture of cement. Where feasible, Lafarge believes that plastics should be recycled into new plastic products such that these products too are produced in the most sustainable way possible.