Lafarge Africa Plc has provided over 3000 jobs through the partnership with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA).
The Director of Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainable Development, Lafarge Africa Plc, Folashade Ambrose-Medebem stated this while presenting the company’s 2020 Sustainability Report to investors and the general public at the Nigeria Stock Exchange on Thursday.
“Lafarge’s commitment to environmental stewardship has rendered immediate benefits to communities. Over 3000 Jobs were created through the partnership with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA); Lafarge collects waste such as tyres, plastic bottles, polyethylene and others, which it uses to generate energy at its plants.”
The Country Chief Executive Officer Khaled El Dokani said more people benefited from Lafarge’s investments in CSR activities within its host communities.
“A total of 250,000 citizens, more than double the number impacted by Lafarge CSR activities in 2019. This was a result of the company’s collaboration with the Nigerian government at all levels to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and also reduce its socio-economic impact on communities through the distribution of palliatives.
“In total, Lafarge invested N1.2 billion in community development initiatives and COVID-19 support,” he said.
The chairman of Lafarge Africa Plc, Prince Adefioye speaking at the presentation of the facts of the report said, “By deploying innovation we are championing how Nigeria builds better. It is holistic and strategically driven to ensure that we are scaling in reach and impact in the economic and environmental spheres.
“In the social sphere, we are also deliberately implementing initiatives that further prepare us for the future such as leveraging technology and improving our diversity indicators,” he said.
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 Africa becomes one of the few leading listed companies who have demonstrated their commitment to adopting Sustainable business practices and transparency in their approach to environmental, social and governance disclosure,” he said.
Lafarge has published a Sustainability Report since 2016.