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September 2013
Ras Gas Co Ltd (RasGas) has achieved an unprecidented 88 million work hours without an LTI (lost time incident). As a recognition to the part Readymix Qatar have played in this achievement the company were presented with a commemorative plaque.

August 2013
On the back of the Readymix group's entrance to the Lafarge's H&S Excellence Club as a gold member, RMQ surpassed another milestone of 13 Million Man Hours successfully operating with Zero lost time injuries.

July 2013
 Agilia™
Agilia takes a step in Readymix Qatar and leaves a mark behind in Qatar. Agilia™ is specifically designed to provide maximum performance, quality and durability. Click here for more information on Agilia™ Products.
   
July 2013
Artevia
The ArteviaŽ range of full body coloured concrete continue to impress. Over 8,500 m2 of the product placed in Qatar this year.
 For more information click here Article
   
July 2013
Excellence Club Gold Award.
The Readymix Qatar Group of companies have been awarded the highest accolade available by Lafarge.
 
July 2013
Construction Sites.
Readymix Qatar appears in the July 2013 edition of Construction Sites.
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Sustainable Construction

As part of the Lafarge Group, Readymix Qatar is committed to working in a sustainable manner - sustained economic growth cannot occur without social progress, environmental protection and respect for local communities.


Sustainable Ambitions:

Vision

Sustainable development, social progress, environmental protection: these concerns have been at the heart of Lafarge's strategy since its inception, over 170 years ago.


Lafarge Group’s Sustainability Ambitions 2012

Sustainable development is not a new priority for the Lafarge Group. It is an integral part of its vision and day-to-day activities. The Sustainability Ambitions 2012 roadmap reaffirms the Group's three main commitments and highlights new challenges with regard to:

  • Health and safety as a top priority
  • Climate change
  • The protection of the environment and biodiversity

The ambitions were introduced for all divisions to ensure there are tangible objectives and targets in place. Readymix Qatar is focused on making their own contributions to ensure that the Group can achieve its ambitions in sustainable development.

Our priorities:

Lafarge has outlined a number of sustainable development priorities that are in line with the Lafarge Group's Sustainability Ambitions 2012.

Fighting climate change

Lafarge has been focusing on reducing its carbon footprint through measuring its impact and fully implementing actions to reduce carbon emissions through the use of rail and waterways, instead of road, to transport materials; recycling of material and the use of carbon-neutral materials and fuels.

Industrial ecology is a new way of integrating environmental factors (such as energy resources and natural raw materials) into business strategies. Inspired by the cycles of production, destruction and recycling in natural ecosystems, this approach uses waste from one industrial process as raw material or fuel for another.

Health and safety
Safety is a top priority for Readymix Qatar and for Lafarge worldwide. A stringent safety policy is in place to promote a culture of safety and establish Lafarge as one of the world's safest companies.

Sustainable construction
Central to Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute towards sustainably constructed building solutions. From the use of alternative or waste-derived materials and recycling to renewable energy and optimization of the thermal mass properties of concrete, Lafarge evaluates the different roles its products can play to efficiently reduce the impact of buildings on the environment.

Sustainable construction
Sustainable construction aims to limit the impact of buildings on the environment while enhancing their quality in terms of aesthetics, sustainability, durability and strength. Sustainable construction techniques apply across the entire lifecycle of a building, from the selection of initial materials to demolition and recycling.

Sustainable construction signifies in particular:

  • the use of recyclable materials to conserve natural resources,
  • the integration of renewable energy sources into a building's design,
  • the optimization of renewable energy sources.

Acting locally

Readymix Qatar and Lafarge wants its presence and operations to have a positive impact on local communities and makes constant and sincere efforts to act responsibly, maintain good relations with its neighbors.

Moving towards more sustainable development

Lafarge remains committed to balancing sustained economic growth with social progress and environmental protection. As part of its approach to maintaining operations throughout the world, Lafarge continues to take into account the local, regional and national economic, social and environmental challenges.

To ensure this commitment remains core to the approach of everyone within Lafarge, the values of respect, care and rigour are part of the Group's Principles of Action, which were introduced in 1977, far before sustainable development emerged as a concept.

Since 2005, Lafarge has ranked among the 100 best-performing multinationals in terms of sustainable development according to the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ study organised by Corporate Knights Inc.

Establishing international and local partnerships

Lafarge works closely with local populations to promote environmental, economic and social development around its sites.
The Group acts at 2 different levels:

at a global level, Lafarge develops partnerships to exchange opinions and expertise, establish a framework of local projects and improve the Group's performance. Lafarge has partnerships with:

 

  • WWF, the global conservation organization, for environmental and biodiversity protection,
  • Habitat for Humanity, to construct housing for low-income populations,
  • Care, an organization involved in the fight against H.I.V./Aids.

at a local level, the Group initiates programs with local NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) and implements practical solutions to meet the needs of communities, for example by financing dispensaries in Indonesia or India, an anti-malaria program in Malawi, or computer literacy courses for young women in India.

Lafarge seeks to intensify local economic development and participate in community activities wherever it operates.

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with almost 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries.

WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF International and Lafarge have been partners since 2000, working together to reduce the environmental footprint of the construction materials sector.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2012

The group is convinced that sustained economic growth cannot occur without social progress, environmental protection, and respect for local communities.

Learn about the Group's values, its sustainable development priorities and its daily operations in the field.

Sustainability Report  2012

Contribute to better cities

Housing programs that are accessible to everyone and infrastructures that stand up to the passage of time and protect the environment, along with bridges, roads and airports that connect cities and their inhabitants. Our materials, services and innovative building systems contribute to building cities that offer more housing and are more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected. In a word, better cities!

Please click here for more information.

Read the Press Kit.

By signing an initial partnership in 2000, Lafarge, the business partner of Readymix Qatar, became the WWF's leading industrial.
"Conservation Partner".
First renewed in 2005, a new partnership has been agreed in 2009 for 4 years. The objective remains the same: to formalize a shared ambition to combine economic constraints, environmental respect and respect for people.
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