OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

 

Inspired by our vision of Building a Stronger Nigeria, Lafarge Africa Plc has an objective of creating shared value within the society. 

 

Sustainability is entwined into the fabric of our organization and business. A visible evidence of this is that CREATING SHARED VALUE WITH SOCIETY is one of the six pillars of our global /country strategy. The five other strategies are being to Create an attractive environment for our people; Engage our resources for best returns and cash generation; Serve the building needs of individuals and retail customers; Serve the building needs of individuals and retail customers; Achieve operational excellence through continuous improvement.

 

In addition , Sustainability is one of the Company’s core values (CRISP) globally and at country level: CRISP: an acronym for Customers, Result, Integrity, Sustainability and People.

 

The reference to Sustainability in our strategy and operations is not an empty term, Lafarge Africa PLC believes in the principles of sustainable development and responsibility to all stakeholders and the society at large. This belief is turned into visible action at all its locations where different initiatives are carries out day to day to show our commitment not only to this generation but the future generation.

 

As a member of LafargeHolcim, we are committed to the tenets of sustainable development and the Group’s strategy under The 2030 Plan which is a triple bottom line approach and focuses on four key fields of action: climate, circular economy, water & nature, people & communities. 

 

These all aim at protecting the climate throughout the entire construction chain; developing innovative products and solutions for building energy efficiency; promoting a business model that preserves and optimizes natural resources and furthers the development of communities.

 

We continue to work at country level on a number of developmental programs that adopts the three bottom line approach through our value chain in order to address concerns for the society, economy and the environment. 


Employees contribute to building a stronger Nigeria.

Lafarge Africa employees continue to support the company’s vision of contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria. The pool of staff volunteers, under the Lafarge Friends of Community platform dedicated 2,525 working hours in 2015 to execute various community programmes across its operations in Port Harcourt, Gombe, Sagamu, Calabar, Ewekoro, Mfamosing and Lagos. Employees are always excited at the company’s commitment and support because the volunteering scheme offers them opportunity to express their values, solidarity, motivation and sense of purpose. A total of 6,212 volunteering hours have been utilized for various societal improvement projects since 2013 when the initiative was officially launched.


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