Lafarge Africa Plc. has been appraised as the best company in environmental sustainability, best company in sustainability reporting, and overall second runner up at the 2015 edition of the Social Enterprise Report Awards (SERAs).
According to report by The Guardian, Lafarge Africa won the first award category as the best company in environmental sustainability – a category which had other nominees such as GTBank, FCMB, and the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Lafarge then emerged the best company in sustainability reporting with total nominations in eleven different award categories.
Speaking on the win, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa, Peter Hoddinott, said adding value to its host communities and the lives of Nigerians generally remained a focal point in the company’s CSR activities, while assuring that “the awards will spur Lafarge Africa Plc. to remain committed to sustainable social investments across the country, particularly in the areas of health and safety, environment, youth empowerment and provision of infrastructure.”
The Nigeria CSR award otherwise as the SERAs, recognized socially responsible firms under the theme ‘Building partnership for a sustainable future’.