Lafarge celebrates air quality collaboration 

Lafarge Canada and the Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) celebrated a 13 year collaboration on Clean Air Day. 
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / July 12, 2021
By Ben Spencer
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Lafarge has helped CRAZ educate the public about air quality for 13 years (© Glenn Nagel |

CRAZ works with industry members, the community and government organisations to enable discussion and action regarding local air quality. 

The non-profit organisation monitors, analyses and reports on the ambient air quality in the Alberta city and the surrounding region. It operates continuous ambient air quality stations and a portable air monitoring laboratory. 

As an industry member, Lafarge participates with concerned citizens, industry partners, and other stakeholders in the region to discuss policies, regulations and frameworks that affect air quality.

Bob Spence, LafargeHolcim, general manager, Southern Alberta and Western Canada, says: “Air quality is a significant concern for public health and Lafarge recognises it has a role to play in protecting it. When we talk about our sustainability goals, air quality is an integral factor. We have been partners with CRAZ for 13 years - in that time, we’ve had a big impact on our own operations and our peers.”

CRAZ executive director Jill Bloor says: “We need participation from industry because they have the ability to make a large and positive impact on the way we manage our clean air. The consistent presence from Lafarge has helped CRAZ continue to educate and inform the public about air quality and health impacts for the past 13 years. Celebrating this kind of collaboration is what will continue to build healthy and connected communities.”

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