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Environment

Lafarge is a pioneer and a sector leader in sustainable development, including reducing CO2 emissions, biodiversity and water management.  

 

We are committed to the protection of the environment, human health and well being, to the mitigation of climate change and the conservation of nature.

 

Respect for the environment and corporate responsibility are core values for Lafarge.

 

In August 2014, Lafarge Malaysia launched the Lafarge Malaysia Environment Policy which reflects our commitment to sustainable development and our approach to meeting new challenges in environmental protection.  


Environment Management

In line with Sustainability Ambitions 2020 and Environment Policy

As part of Group's Sustainability Ambitions 2020, Lafarge Malaysia has set an objective to implement Biodiversity Management Plans in line with Group standards in its cement plant quarries and aggregates quarries.  Plans have been drawn up and targeted to be implemented by the fourth quarter of 2014.

Environmental Footprint

Environmental awareness and sustainable development practices have always been a part of our organisational make-up. It is our aim to make a positive contribution to society by being a responsible corporate citizen. We focus on developing and producing sustainable products and solutions to achieve a balance between environmental protection, social progress and economic growth.

 

The growing sophistication of consumers and the ever-increasing demand for ecologically-sensitive developments continue to spur our efforts to create innovative solutions that are eco-friendly and sustainable.

 

These have been designed and engineered to help reduce our emissions levels, shrink our environmental footprint, mitigate climate change and, generally, improve the quality of life for the communities while respecting and preserving mother earth.

 

Energising Efficiency

At Lafarge Malaysia, every initiative that reduces power consumption at our cement production plants is a step in the right direction. As such, each of our plant comes with individual features and programmes to help achieve this. Some of these initiatives that are implemented at the plants include:

 

• Optimising clinker and cement production output through process         mastery and burning efficiency.
• Optimising the use of heat and power.
• Maximising operations during off-peak hours.
• Increasing the use of alternative fuels such as biomass.
• Reducing energy wastage by switching off non-essential equipment   such as lights and air conditioning when they are not in use.

• Maximising the use of alternative raw materials without comprising       on the quality of the products.

 

Going with the Flow

Even though Malaysia is fortunate to have high levels of rainfall every year, water remains a precious resource that should not be taken for granted.

 

Unpredictable weather patterns means that water is fast becoming a scarce, and increasingly expensive commodity, and to put in the required efforts to optimise its use. Most of our plants are equipped with facilities to recycle process water in order to extend its usage cycle while preserving this crucial natural resource.

 

Shrinking Our Footprint

On our efforts to reduce the environmental footprint, for us, it includes looking out for more efficient and sustainable manufacturing methods and creating more environmentally-friendly products.

 

In December 2013, our Group has launched a new Environment Policy to further affirm our commitment towards sustainable development and our approach on meeting new challenges in environmental protection and the growing expectations of our stakeholders.

 

Another effort to protect the environment and prioritise the reduction of emissions is our investment in a new ready-mixed concrete batching plant in Chan Sow Lin, Kuala Lumpur which was opened on 10 March 2014. This state-of-the-art environmentally friendly plant is the first ready-mixed concrete batching plant in Malaysia which is fully enclosed thus minimising noise and dust emissions. In addition, it has the ability to reclaim returned concrete by separating the sand and stone from the slurry and recycled back into the batching process. 

Reducing CO2 Emissions

We have been progressively working on reducing our carbon footprint over the years by using alternative fuels such as biomass and other industries' wastes as alternative fuels, thus reducing the use of natural resources.

 

Compared to 2012, in 2013, the use of Petcoke which is a by-product of petroleum refineries has increased by some 20%.

 

As a result, the use of traditional fuel like coal which is a non-renewable resource, has decreased by some 9.5%.

 

In 2013, Lafarge had also increased the usage of alternative raw materials by 66.9% and cementitious material in its cement manufacturing process by 9.3%.

 

The end-result of all these continued efforts was that the generation of carbon dioxide per tonne of cement has further decreased in 2013 from 2012.

 

In 2013, the average carbon footprint of cement of our plants in Malaysia was reduced to 666.7kg CO2 per metric tonne of cement from 677.8kg CO2 per metric tonne of cement recorded in 2012.

Preserving Biodiversity

Together with The Andaman Resort, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the local community, Lafarge Malaysia created an Artificial Reef Module System (ARMS) for deployment around Datai Bay, Langkawi on 8 June 2013 on which World Oceans Day was celebrated.

 

The purpose of ARMS project was to deploy artificial reef modules to assist the regeneration of the 8,000-year-old fringing coral reefs around the island, which have been on a decline in recent years, especially in light of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami occurrences in the region.

 

Created by a Consultant Marine Biologist at The Andaman, in partnership with a Reef Ecologist and Junior Lecturer at UKM, the innovative design was tailor-made to suit the unique nature of the existing coral reef fish species in Datai Bay.

 

Using Lafarge Malaysia materials in their construction, the reef modules created a platform for sustaining the underwater eco-system while preserving the biodiversity of the island's marine species, ultimately helping to boost the sustainability of the local fishery and eco-tourism industries.

 

Read more about the ARMS project ...

 

IQ Net and SIRIM QAS Certification for Aggregates Simpang Pulai Quarry

This recognition is the first for an aggregates plant in Lafarge Malaysia

In June 2014, our Aggregates Plant located at Simpang Pulai, Perak had been certified to Environmental Management System, ISO 14001:2004 by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd.


The scope of certification is "Operation of a Plant for Production of Asphalt and Aggregates including Quarrying" which covers the whole operation of Lafarge Aggregates at Simpang Pulai.

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Lafarge Malaysia achieves more than 100 million km travelled without fatality and LTI

An achievement which is equivalent to circling the globe over 2,500 times without fatality and lost time injury.

On 31 August 2014, Lafarge Malaysia achieved more than 100 million km travelled without fatality and lost time injury.  This achievement was made possible through the support and efforts of our drivers, transporters and our employees.  

 

Safety at Lafarge Malaysia

Safety All Round

Whenever you visit any Lafarge Malaysia's plant, you cannot miss the strong message emphasising on Safety.  It starts with the safety induction centre which you have to go through before entering the site.  The safety induction centre is used to train newly hired personnel as well as contractors, employees or visitors on the various aspects of safety such as Working at Height, Personal Protective Equipment, Working in Confined Space and others. 

 

For more information on our safety induction centre, please click on

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