People and Communities

 

At Lafarge Zambia Health and Safety is a core value, therefore we act responsibly and with solidarity across the Country to protect our employees, our business and our communities. We currently have  enforced a range of measures to protect our teams and contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Our Covid-19 Measures

We have put in place a range of measures to protect our teams and have contributed to the containment of the disease internally. These measures include:

  • The installation of temperature checks at all points of entry in both our plants.
  • The installation of hand sanitizers and mandatory wearing of masks in both our plants.
  • Promoting a work from home culture to all head office employees and
  • The introduction of our existing customer mobile app, to ensure that all customers are adhering to the social distancing rule given by the government.
  • Educational material on prevention of Covid-19
  • All out of town travels have been suspended
  • Adaption of our Health and Safety guidance for all our operations in relation to COVID-19
  • Creation of company-wide COVID-19 online resource center available to all our employees
  • Group wide webinars for employees on keeping themselves and their families safe

 

Helping Communities during the Coronavirus

At Lafarge Zambia Health and Safety is a core value thus, the health and Safety of the nation is of great importance to us as Zambia is our home. We have therefore implemented initiatives in our communities in partnership with Local Government, District Commissioners Offices and the District Health departments to ensure the health and safety of our communities. These measures include the following:

  • We have provided vehicles branded with Covid-19 messages and public announcement systems, to sensitize our communities on preventative measures via community drives in Chilanga and Ndola.
  • Disinfecting public places in Chilanga as well as Ndola and this exercise will continue until we see a reduction in cases of Covid-19.
  • We donated to the Ministry of Health 8,000 masks, 1000 (400ml) bottles of hand sanitizers and 1,000 (450ml) bottles of Romeo hand soap. Donated Cleaning Materials to Tubalange Mini Hospital in Chilanga through the District Health Department
  • We have also donated masks to Families are Nation and the KK Foundation to be distributed in the community.

 

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PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES

Lafarge Zambia’s approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is that of creating shared value within our Communities. We have four pillars that guide our CSR initiatives, namely; education, health, environment & diversity, and infrastructure. However, at the core of our foundation is the belief that health and safety is our overarching value.

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Below are some of the community partnerships we have done:

 

Zambian Breweries; we partnered with them for a donation of 100,000 for UNZA to development the first Zambia ventilator. We also partnered with them on the mosi vibes and the proceeds were donated as materials to Tubalange Mini Hospital.

French-Zambian Chamber of Commerce (FZCC) we partnered on donations to various needy institutions together with other members of the Association to help the fight against covid-19.

Lafarge Lusaka Marathon-The Lafarge Lusaka Marathon started in 2012 as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by Lafarge Zambia Plc, in partnership with the Zambia Amateur Athletic Association (ZAAA).  The last marathon held in 2019 featured the Republican President Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the First Lady Madam Esther Lungu. The primary aim of the marathon is to promote athletes, Wellness and fitness in the country. The funds raised through participation are distributed to various Charities that Lafarge Zambia supports across the country which inter-alia includes Chilanga Mother of Mercy Hospice Chawama and Kabulonga Cheshire Homes and University Teaching Hospital-Cancer Disease Hospital

Government- Lafarge understand the value of the local authority in a district, to help them manage the district well Lafarge donated 11 acres of land for the government to build a civic centre. Lafarge has also donated more than 75 house to Ministry of education and Home affairs to provide accommodation to teachers and police officers in Chilanga. Lafarge continues to donate building materials to various schools and community projects across the country.

Room to Read- Lafarge Zambia’s partnership with Room to Read has promoted a reading culture which has helped fill the void in the lack of libraries in the country. For several years now, Lafarge has built libraries at schools across the country, in a bid to improve literacy.

Habitat for Humanity- Lafarge has partnered with Habitat for Humanity since 2004, building houses for those less fortunate and uplifting our communities by donating cement to build houses for less fortunate families that come from female led households.

Twitti School- The school is management by the Lilayi Education trust in Chilanga Lilayi. The School was built by the Help of Friend for Zambia Society in partnership with Lafarge who donated the cement for the construction of the School.

Saving mother giving Life- Lafarge, USAID Project - Lafarge Zambia and the United States Government under Saving Mothers, Giving Life partnered in the construction and renovation of maternal waiting shelters in Zambia. Lafarge Zambia contributed 3000 bags of cement to construct 10 mother’s shelters and it was spearheaded by USAID to keep mothers and their babies safe and healthy. 

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