Sources: LafargeHolcim Ltd., Zurich; CP staff
Lafarge Canada’s Burlington, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta, operations have obtained Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) bronze level certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete, indicating clear chain of custody for materials, zero waste water discharge attainment due to high recycled water use, plus strong health and safety programs.
“We are very proud being the first to receive this certification in North America and to supply certified responsibly sourced concrete to our customers,” says LafargeHolcim Region Head North America Pascal Casanova. “We consider sustainability to be both a responsibility and business opportunity, [and] encourage the whole construction sector to play its part in responsibly sourcing concrete.” The company will seek more CSC certifications in all geographic areas as sustainability is one of the four LafargeHolcim Group strategic pillars, he adds.
The Responsible Sourcing System for Concrete has been developed by the CSC—a companion of the World Council for Sustainable Business Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative—together with a group of industry and certification institute representatives. The system is designed to provide transparency on the environmental, social and economic responsibility of concrete, cement and aggregate companies’ operations and their supply chains.