Lafarge commits CHF5.3m for environment sustenance | Dailytrust

Lafarge commits CHF5.3m for environment sustenance

With the understanding that Nigeria’s urban areas are at risk from climate change impacts, Lafarge Africa Plc has committed a total of 5.3mCHF to change its current Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) to baghouse to help sustain the environment in its Ewekoro plant.

The development, according to the CEO of Lafarge Africa plc, Khaled El-Dokani, was part of the company’s agenda to key into the United Nations environmental sustainability plan.

“One of our goals is to pioneer the transformation of the local building materials and construction sector in Nigeria to address important environmental issues, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and our Sustainability ambition pillars of Climate & Energy, Circular Economy, Environment and Communities.”

The Lafarge CEO explained that this investment underscores the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability adding that Lafarge is also increasingly using biomass, including oil palm and rice husks, as alternative fuels to power its plants.

According to Dokani, alternative fuels currently account for up to 40 percent of fuel used to power Lafarge Africa’s Ewekoro plant and the company plans to have all plants operating on at least 35 percent alternative fuels by 2023.

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