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Date 01/24/2012

Lafarge’s Port Metro Vancouver Ready-Mix Site Praised for Environmental Excellence – Eagles Return to Award Winning Plant

Vancouver, British Columbia

Lafarge Canada Inc.

 

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has honored Lafarge Canada's Harbour plant at Port Metro Vancouver with its Environmental Excellence Award. This recognition signifies outstanding contribution in protecting the environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices.

 

The award program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance requirements and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment.

 

Lafarge's Harbour plant also stands out for its community and biodiversity outreach. Hancock Wildlife Foundation is following a bald eagle's nest on plant property and neighboring Hastings Elementary School benefits from tours and program support.

 

The bald eagles' nest on-site has garnered attention from the community and conservationist since the careful development of the plant in 2010 to assure their stability in a tree overlooking Burrard Inlet. Since then the pair have produced a set of young and once again this season returned to nest, proving that the plant is an environmentally friendly home.

 

Contact:

Jennifer Lewis

Director of Communications

Lafarge Canada Inc.

403.723.7151

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lafarge Canada Inc.'s (LCI) has two main operating units, Western Canada and Eastern Canada. Operations in Western Canada span over half a century beginning in 1956 with the construction of a cement plant in Richmond, BC. Today, LCI - Western Canada has over 4,000 employees and 200 industrial sites in the 4 western provinces, and a sales territory with its affiliates that extends Canada-wide as well as to the Pacific Northwest and the Dakotas.

LCI is active in environment, education and sustainable construction partnerships in Western Canada including the Rocky Mountain Conservation program with WWF-Canada and a NetZero Precast Concrete home with Habitat for Humanity.

 

Lafarge S.A., together with its subsidiaries (the "Lafarge Group" or the "Group"), is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 76,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 16.2 billion Euros in 2010. Lafarge North America Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Lafarge Canada Inc., ("Lafarge"), are Lafarge Group companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. The Lafarge Group entered the global "Dow Jones Sustainability Index" in 2010 in recognition of its sustainable development actions. The Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.

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