During National Volunteer Month (April), Lafarge supported more than 20 environmental and community improvement projects. Lafarge U.S. volunteers worked hard to organize efforts throughout the month, leading to a total of close to 300 employees devoting approximately 1,500 hours to the community.
“We are proud of everyone who has been participating in volunteering activities, not only during the month of April, but since the start of the year,” stated John Stull, president and CEO, Lafarge U.S. “Lafarge is committed to supporting our neighbors by devoting time and providing donations to the programs and services most important to the communities in which we work and live.”
During National Volunteer Month, Lafarge employees participated in several Adopt-a-Highway cleanup projects, including one in Paulding, Ohio, where 26 employees volunteered for eight hours each, totaling 208 hours of devoted time.
In Smithfield, Ky., 120 employees from the Three Rivers Quarry also participated in an Adopt-a-Highway project, resulting in the highest number of volunteers to participate in one project during the month. Other projects included disaster relief support for those affected by tornadoes in Illinois, Earth Day cleanup projects and support for local food banks.
Lafarge is committed to giving back to the communities where they operate, and volunteering is an important part of these efforts. On a global scale, Lafarge Group’s goal is to contribute one million volunteer hours per year across all Lafarge operations by 2020.
In order to reach this goal, Lafarge employees participate in a variety of volunteer events, with most falling into one of three categories that support the work Lafarge does: community investment and leadership, environment or sustainable construction and affordable housing. In particular, Lafarge works closely with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Living Lands and Waters, among other groups.