Lafarge North America (a member of LafargeHolcim) received recognition for its Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan as part of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Safety, Environment and Community Relations Excellence Awards for 2015. The quarry received the silver level award for community relations.
“Our plant is committed to being a leader in environmental excellence and a good neighbor,” said plant manager Allan Idalski. “We are honored to be recognized for the considerable amount of effort our team put in to being good stewards of the environment and our community.”
The Safety, Environment and Community Relations Award from NSSGA is given to sites based on seven factors, including community relations and outreach, donations and services, and education. The Presque Isle Quarry partners with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, 4H, the World Wildlife Federation and many others on environmental projects at the quarry. In addition, the quarry works with local schools and youth organizations to host an average of five education tours and fossil digs every year.
These awards recognize aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that are committed to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement.
This is only the latest award given to the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry, which earlier this year received two awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its commitment to environmental and conservation management at the site.
In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 6,000 people.