Lagos, Nigeria, February 4, 2024. Lafarge Africa Plc., a leading innovative and sustainable building solutions company, has launched its first Green Depot in Abeokuta, Ogun State, marking a transformative stride towards sustainable practices in the distribution and logistics of construction materials in the country. This state-of-the-art facility is poised to set new benchmarks for sustainability in the industry.
At the heart of the Green Depot's eco-friendly design is its reliance on solar power. This innovative approach translates into substantial energy savings, with a 100% reduction in energy consumption for lighting, air conditioning, and electric forklift charging.
In a commitment to sustainable mechanized loading, Lafarge Africa has replaced traditional diesel forklifts with a state-of-the-art 3-ton electric forklift contributing significantly to the company's carbon footprint reduction goals.
Green mobility further takes center stage with cement efficiently delivered to the Green Depot through electric trucks from the Ewekoro plant emphasizing the efficiency and sustainability of its supply chain.
Speaking at the launch of the Green Depot, Lolu Alade-Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc, said: "The Green Depot in Abeokuta embodies our firm belief in the transformative power of sustainable practices. By seamlessly integrating solar energy, electric forklifts, and green mobility solutions, we are setting a new standard for environmentally conscious operations in the cement industry."
Echoing this sentiment, Osazemen Aghatise, Logistics Director of Lafarge Africa Plc stated, “With the launch of our new Green Depot, our logistic journey takes a leap towards efficiency and sustainability. We're forging a seamless connection between operational excellence and environmental responsibility. Every delivery from this depot not only sets new standards but also contributes positively to our accelerating green mobility strategy.”
Lafarge Africa's unwavering dedication to sustainability, reflects its ambitious leadership in pioneering innovative and sustainable building solutions. Committed to minimizing carbon footprints throughout the construction lifecycle, the company persistently seeks cutting-edge solutions that seamlessly harmonize business success with environmental responsibility.
About Lafarge Africa Plc
Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading Nigerian building solutions company is a member of Holcim Limited, a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Listed on the Nigerian Exchange Group, Lafarge Africa is actively participating in the urbanization and economic growth of Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa.
Lafarge Africa has the widest footprint in Nigeria with cement operations in the South West (Ewekoro and Sagamu in Ogun State), North East (Ashaka, in Gombe State), South East (Mfamosing, Cross Rivers State) with Ready-Mix operations in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Lafarge Africa has a current installed cement production capacity of 10.5Mtpa.
Lafarge Africa leverages on its innovative expertise to provide value-added products and services solutions in the building and construction industry in Nigeria. Additional information is available on the web site at www.lafarge.com.ng
Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
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