Lafarge Africa won the manufacturing HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) Practice award at the annual Nigerian Safety Excellence Hall of Fame 2015.
The award recognises Lafarge’s high standard and commitment to the health and safety of workers, and the environment.
The achievement follows the recent merger with Holcim, reported Business Day Nigeria.
Loren Zanin, managing director of concrete and aggregates at Readymix, received the award on behalf of Peter Hoddinott, group MD and CEO of Lafarge Africa.
He said the firm is moving in the direction of taking care of workers’ health and safety. “We are not doing health and safety because of awards, but we strongly believe in health and safety… and we ensure that families of our workers have safe working places,” Zanin said.
The event was hosted in Lagos. “Awards are nice but what is more important to us is being a good health and safety provider, always. Every organisation has the responsibility to look after its workers and we are doing what we know is morally right,” he said.
“The management board of Lafarge Africa has been given recognition because we are going in the right direction in health and safety, which shows we are committed to what we are doing.
Health and safety is a full-time occupation
“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.
The even gathered HSE professionals, and top players from the oil and gas, manufacturing, property and construction, telecommunications, power, banking, finance, insurance, maritime and aviation sectors.
The organisers of the Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence Hall of Fame 2015 honoured winners and nominees for “exceptional and outstanding contributions in HSE, towards national development, ground-breaking innovations in HSE, and outstanding contributions to their environment.”
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