Eco Award success for Lafarge
Published: 24 January, 2011
UK: Lafarge Readymix has received an additional honour from eco-champions, The Green Organisation, for its flooring concrete, Extensia.
As well as gaining a Green Apple Award the unique, more environmentally friendly, low-shrink product earned Green Hero status.
Lafarge and Extensia will also be featured in The Green Book, the world’s only work of reference on environmental best practice, distributed globally with the intention of inspiring future ecologically sound innovation.
Jeremy Greenwood, managing director, Readymix, Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK, received the Green Apple Award and learnt of the further success at a ceremony held in the House of Commons. He said: “This is a true honour, being recognised by The Green Organisation for one award is truly outstanding, but to hear we have been awarded Green Hero status just goes to show that all the hard work of our employees has paid off.
Lafarge’s recognition for Extensia, under the project title Bringing New Dimensions to Concrete, came in the Environmental Best Practice section of The Green Apple Awards. The judges said: “As Lafarge claim to be the only concrete producer that routinely invests in R&D, it is no surprise they have created the true 21st century concrete.
National organiser, Roger Wolens commented: “To show continued interest in environmental issues during the current financial climate shows great foresight and they deserve the recognition of being Green Apple Award winners."
It took two years to develop Extensia following feedback from customers who wanted a concrete with better sustainable credentials. Now the product is available in the UK and Canada.