Lafarge Africa Plc has received various awards for its commitment and achievements in sustainability and environmental performance as well as its commitment to gender equality in the workplace in 2022.
The building solutions company received the Award for Sustainability Reporting at the 2022 NGX Made of Africa Awards.
Lafarge Africa also bagged the Eco-friendly Cement Manufacturing Company of the Year Award at the Environmental Sustainability Conference, Expo, and Awards (ECOSEA) 2022. Additionally, the company’s head, Sustainability & Corporate Branding, Titilope Oguntuga emerged as ‘Environmental Sustainability Professional of the Year’ (Extractive Industry) at ECOSEA 2022.
This recognition is given to professionals and organisations for their giant strides and contributions to environmental sustainability in the country.
Lafarge Africa was also honoured with the ‘Most Outstanding Company in Gender Inclusion’ (Extractive Industry) at the Women in Marketing Communications Award (WIMCA) 2022.
In reaffirming the company’s commitment towards gender inclusion and diversity in the workplace, the Organisation and Human Resources director, Gbemiga Owolabi said: “at Lafarge, we put people at the heart of everything we do, from promoting diversity in our teams to thriving with our communities, and this was evident in our results.”
Owolabi added “we achieved a 47 per cent female representation on our board in 2022 which is a significant increase from 45.5 per cent in 2021 and 40 per cent in 2020.