Lafarge benefits over 3000 jobs through FBRA recycling – Official
By Matthew Eloyi
Lafarge Africa Plc’s commitment to environmental stewardship has rendered immediate benefits to communities as Over 3000 Jobs were created through the partnership with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA).
This was revealed in the company’s 2020 Sustainability Report it presented to investors and the general public at the Nigeria Stock Exchange on Thursday, 26 August, 2021.
According to the report, Lafarge collects waste such as tyres, plastic bottles, polyethylene and others, which it uses to generate energy at its plants.
The report said that 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 in 2020 re-utilized 71,029 tonnes of waste; freshwater withdrawal was 201L/ton and 228L/M3 respectively for cement and ready mix. Lafarge has also played a leading role in recycling waste in Nigeria through its partnership with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA).
“In line with the Lafarge quarry rehabilitation plan, 933 hectares have been rehabilitated, thus achieving 100 per cent of its rehabilitation target in 2020. The company, in 2020, replaced 9.6 per cent of its energy consumption with renewable sources of energy. It also reduced carbon dioxide by planting over 7000 tree seedlings,” the report added.
Mr Temi Popoola, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Exchange Limited, speaking at the virtual event, commended the leadership of Lafarge Africa Plc for its leadership in sustainability reporting.
Lafarge benefits over 3000 jobs through FBRA recycling – Report