Lafarge Africa plc has been given Best Health, Safety and Environment, HSE Practice in the Manufacturing Sector Award at the Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence Hall of Fame 2015.
The award is predicated on Lafarge’s high standard and commitment to health, safety of workers and the environment.
Stakeholders agree that the award and the recent merger with Holcim indicate the company is moving in the right direction.
Loren Zanin, managing director, concrete and aggregates, Readymix an arm of Lafarge, who received the award on behalf of Peter Hoddinott, group MD/CEO, Lafarge Africa, said the firm is moving in the direction, taking care of workers’ health and safety.
“We are very thrilled to be part of the event, we are not doing health and safety because of awards, but we strongly believe in health and safety that is why we look after our workers and we ensure that families of our workers have safe working places,” Zanin said.
“Awards are nice but what is more important to us is being a good health and safety provider always. Every organisation has got the responsibility to look after its workers and we are doing what we know is morally right,” he said.
“With this award, the management board of Lafarge Africa plc has been given recognition because we are going in the right direction when it comes to health and safety, which shows we are committed to what we are doing. This award, therefore, stands a big uplift to our people because we are being recognised as leader in health and safety in Nigeria. We are proud of that. We urge all Nigerians never to stop thinking about health and safety at work, on the road and at home. Health and safety is 24 hours a day,” he added.
It was a convergence of HSE professionals in the country, as well as top players from the oil & gas, manufacturing, property and construction, telecommunications, power, banking, finance, insurance, maritime and aviation, among others.
Lafarge Africa Plc. won the award in the category, which had other manufacturing giants in Nigeria as nominees, Lafarge Africa Plc., is an advanced building materials and construction solutions company.
According to the organisers of Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence Hall of Fame 2015, Lafarge Africa made exceptional and outstanding contribution in HSE towards national development, achieved groundbreaking innovations in HSE and made outstanding contribution to its environment.

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