Lafarge EVP Energy and Strategic Sourcing visits Pakistan

Karachi, March 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Mr. Peter James Hoddinott, the Executive Vice President of Energy and Strategic Sourcing at Lafarge, visited Pakistan to review the country’s potential as a major exporter for raw and finished materials.

The EVP commended Lafarge’s local team on upholding the organization’s guiding principle of sustainable development and making industrial operations safer for both employees and the environment the company operates in.

“It is a real pleasure to be able to visit one of the reference cement plants for the Lafarge Group. This team has succeeded in achieving sustainability and competitiveness with an impressive alternate fuels strategy.

My objective here is to contribute to Lafarge Pakistan’s mission to supply the best construction solutions for customers, safely, with sustainability and at peak quality. We hope to work together on boosting domestic sourcing of energy and components to improve costs and reliability”, said Hoddinott.

Mr. Hoddinott paid a visit to the Syntronics plant at Hattar to appraise the prospect of exporting cement packaging material from Pakistan in order to support the local economy. He also visited the coal mines at Kallar Kahar.

Health and Safety and Environment Protection are integral to Lafarge’s core values, in regard to which Lafarge Pakistan has reduced its carbon dioxide emission by 25% substituting fossil fuel with environment friendly alternate fuels to the level of 28%. The EVP praised the local team on this outstanding achievement.

Lafarge Pakistan offers superior cement quality to the local market compliant with European Standards.

Lafarge Pakistan is part of Lafarge, a French Multinational Company, global leader in providing construction solutions, specializing in cement and construction aggregates and concrete, with operations in 64 countries, which has over 68,000 employees around the world. Its priorities are Health and Safety and People Development to enable a stronger consumer focus.

For more information, contact:
Lafarge Pakistan
Plot 18-B,
Kaghan Road, F-8 Markaz,
Islamabad.
UAN: +92 (51) 111 111 722
Fax: +92 (51) 281 7300

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