Lafarge

Lafargea��s annual health, safety month campaign launched

Fungai Muderere
LAFARGE Cement Zimbabwe has begun rolling out its annual health and safety month campaign which runs up to the end of May 2015.

The 2015 health and safety month this year is running under the theme a�?My Actions, My Impact: Our Progressa�? and will be supported by three pillars; commitment, open and uncompromising.

The theme calls for individuals to reflect on their actions and take progressive actions with regards to health and safety for the benefit of all.

a�?This year Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe will be focusing on sustainable waste management. We are using various opportunities to inculcate the health and safety culture among different populations we live and operate in.

a�?We are going to work with primary schools on a road safety campaign. We intend to make a big impact as we will be able to catch them young. The road safety campaign is targeted at pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. This is aimed at creating awareness on safe and responsible road use,a�? said Edith Matekaire, Lafargea��s marketing and communications director.

a�?Improving waste management practices in the community leads to an overall benefit of a cleaner and healthier community. This is particularly important where typhoid and cholera are imminent in our Mabvuku/ Tafara community bordering Lafarge. The area currently faces water problems Health and Safety is a priority at Lafarge.a�? she added.

a�?We have a strong and a clear dedication to our communities in line with our ongoing campaign a�?Building Better Citiesa��. This is the reason why we are constantly researching to provide innovative and lasting solutions to our stakeholders,a�? she said.

Lafarge aims to bring a positive difference to the community in developing sustainable waste management practices and creating awareness among the community with regards to maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

This will be sustainable as Lafarge will train anti-litter monitors who reside within the community.

The campaign will foster a deeper understanding among students on how they can become more responsible road users. It will assist in creating awareness among the school-going population and parents about key road safety rules.
Lafarge will work with the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe, local councillors, the church groups and volunteers to raise road safety awareness in schools, rehabilitate pedestrian crossings and assist schoolchildren in crossing the road at specified times in a day.

The campaign is set to reaffirm the companya��s position as the leading producer of cement and allied products. It will also demonstrate the companya��s commitment towards the ongoing campaign a�?Building Better Cities.a�? a�?Building better cities for Lafarge means we have the solution for our stakeholders and customers and this is a small way of appreciating them.