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Lafarge Records 69% Reduction In Emission, 25% Increase In Waste Processing, Others- Report

Lagos, Nigeria: Lafarge Africa’s recently released 2021 Sustainability Report has indicated a whopping 69 percent reduction in the company’s emissions as well as a 25 percent increase in its waste processing.

The report is an annual account of how Lafarge, a member of Holcim, the world’s leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, is building progress for people and the planet in its Nigeria operations while also delivering profit to its shareholders.

A breakdown of the report shows that specific carbon emissions stood at 598kg/tonnes of cementitious material. Thermal Substitution Rate from 17.45 to 20.86 in Ewekoro and reduction of emissions to 156g/tonne of cement material representing a 69% reduction, following an intensive equipment investment in Ewekoro in between 2020 and 2021.

Relatively, over 89,000 tonnes of waste were co- processed compared to over 71,000 tonnes in 2020 representing a 25% increase. Through its Circular Economy model, the company created about 3,000 jobs.

Also, it used 157. 7L/tonnes in cement production compared to 201Lt/ton in 2020. In addition 100% of its cement plants are ISO 40001 certified. 100% of its sites also have quarry rehabilitation plans in place and about 600 hectares of land were rehabilitated in 2021.

On social investments and business inclusive projects, Lafarge increased its spend from 1.3b in 2020 to 2.3b in 2021.

Making this breaking down on her LinkedIn handle, Head, Sustainable Development and Corporate Brand for Lafarge Africa, Titilope Oguntuga revealed that publishing the 2021 Sustainability Report is a reinforcement of Lafarge’s commitment to ESG and the strategic efforts that it is making in line with its corporate purpose and the investments in its team and resources to strengthen its ESG Disclosures.

She added, “the theme ‘Delivering Sustainable Solutions for a Green Future’ enabled us highlight some of our innovative projects such as the introduction of LNG Trucks for our green logistics initiative that supports even a greener supply chain, the eco manufacturing projects and other investments that enable us do business more sustainably.

“In line with our ‘Accelerating Green Growth’ Strategy, we are poised to deliver on the ambitious targets we set while committing to our net zero goals. Our corporate purpose remains ‘Building Progress for People and the Planet’,” she revealed.

Lafarge’s approach to sustainability is clearly guided by four pillars – Climate and Energy, Circular Economy, Environment and Community – with the respective objectives of reduction of CO2 emissions, increased re-use of water-derived resources, reduction of freshwater withdrawal and creation of shared value.

Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions company is a member of LafargeHolcim, a world leader in building solutions accelerating our world’s green transformation. Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Lafarge Africa is actively participating in the urbanization and economic growth of Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa.

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