Lafarge's Presque Isle Quarry Recognized for Safety, Environment and Community Relations
Lafarge North America (a member of LafargeHolcim) received recognition for its Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan at the 2015 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Safety, Environment and Community Relations Excellence Awards. The quarry received the silver level award for community relations.
"Our plant is committed to being a leader in environmental excellence and a good neighbor," said plant manager Allan Idalski. "We are honored to be recognized for the considerable amount of effort our team put in to being good stewards of the environment and our community."
The Safety, Environment and Community Relations Award from NSSGA is given to sites based on seven factors, including community relations and outreach, donations and services, and education. The Presque Isle Quarry partners with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, 4H, the World Wildlife Federation and many others on environmental projects at the quarry. In addition, the quarry works with local schools and youth organizations to host an average of five education tours and fossil digs every year.
These awards recognize aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that are committed to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement.
This is only the latest award given to the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry, which earlier this year received two awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its commitment to environmental and conservation management at the site.
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As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today's increasing urbanization. Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers' needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project. We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life. We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.
In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 6,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. We are committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and are an active participant in local environmental, educational and sustainable construction initiatives, including relationships with the Wildlife Habitat Council and Habitat for Humanity.
Lafarge North America Inc., Holcim (US) Inc., and their subsidiaries are LafargeHolcim companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States. These companies are sometimes referred to as "LafargeHolcim US" for editorial convenience.