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Date 05/26/2015

Lafarge U.S. Devotes Close to 1,500 hours to Community Service During National Volunteer Month

 

During the 2015 National Volunteer Month this April, Lafarge North America supported more than 20 environmental and community improvement projects. Lafarge U.S. volunteer champions worked hard to organize efforts throughout the month, leading to a total of close to 300 employees devoting approximately 1,500 hours to the community.

 

"We are proud of everyone who has been participating in volunteering activities, not only during the month of April, but since the start of the year," said John Stull, president and CEO, Lafarge U.S. "Lafarge is committed to supporting our neighbors by devoting time and providing donations to the programs and services most important to the communities in which we work and live."

 

During National Volunteer Month, employees participated in several Adopt-a-Highway cleanup projects, including one in Paulding, Ohio, where 26 employees volunteered for eight hours each, totaling 208 hours of devoted time. In Smithfield, Ky., 120 employees from the Three Rivers Quarry also participated in an Adopt-a-Highway project, resulting in the highest number of volunteers to participate in one project during the month. Other projects included disaster relief support for those affected by tornadoes in Illinois, Earth Day cleanup projects, and support for local food banks.

 

Lafarge is committed to giving back to the communities where they operate, and volunteering is an important part of these efforts. On a global scale, Lafarge Group's goal is to contribute one million volunteer hours per year across all Lafarge operations by 2020.

 

In order to reach this goal, Lafarge employees participate in a number of different types of volunteer events, with most falling into one of three categories that support the work Lafarge does: community investment and leadership, environment, or sustainable construction and affordable housing. In particular, the Company works closely with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Living Lands and Waters and other groups.

Contact:

Joëlle Lipski-Rockwood

Director of Communications, U.S.
Ph: 303-895-0455
E-mail: joelle.lipski-rockwood@lafarge-na.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge") has close to 200 industrial and distribution sites and approximately 2,500 employees in 39 states in its U.S. cement, aggregate and concrete businesses. Lafarge U.S. is an operating unit of Lafarge North America Inc. Lafarge is committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and being active in local environment, education and sustainable construction partnerships including the Wildlife Habitat Council, Habitat for Humanity and the National Building Museum. More information is available on the Lafarge North America website:www.lafarge-na.com

 

Lafarge S.A., together with its subsidiaries (the "Lafarge Group" or the "Group"), is a world leader in building materials and employs 63,000 people in 61 countries, and posted sales of €12.8 billion in 2014. As a top-ranking player in its Cement, Aggregates and Concrete businesses, the Group contributes to the construction of cities around the world, through its innovative solutions providing them with more housing and making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. Lafarge North America Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Lafarge Canada Inc., are Lafarge Group companies, and together constitute the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. 

 

With the world's leading building materials research facility, the Lafarge Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities in order to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity. More information is available on the Lafarge Group's website: www.lafarge.com

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