Lafarge Canada continues to advance its journey to net zero with the full transformation of its Brookfield cement plant’s production to a greener portfolio.
The Nova Scotia plant will shift to reduced carbon portland-limestone cement (PLC) – branded as OneCem – the company’s eco-efficient alternative. Brookfield is Lafarge’s third cement plant to be converted in 2022, following the Bath, Ontario, plant in June and the Richmond, British Columbia, plant in March. It is the first Atlantic Market plant to transition to PLC.
“We have been steadily moving the needle forward when it comes to cement decarbonization and we will continue to honor our commitment in progressing our greener portfolio in Eastern Canada over the coming years,” said Andrew Stewart, vice president of cement, Lafarge Canada (East). “For us at Lafarge Canada, sustainability and profitability go together – our main goal is to keep partnering with our customers to advance sustainable construction and, at the same time, provide innovative world-class products.”
“We are excited to take our plant to the next level of decarbonization. Our teams on the ground have been successfully showcasing our company’s values of passion, collaboration, and grit, and we couldn’t be prouder. This is a very important milestone in our net-zero journey in Nova Scotia and in Canada as a whole,” affirmed Travis Smith, plant manager, Brookfield.
Across Canada, Lafarge has produced more than 6 million metric tonnes of OneCem since 2011.