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Lafarge Canada recognised as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

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Lafarge Canada has been recognised as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the 7th consecutive year. Receiving this recognition validates the company’s efforts to promote diversity across the business and reinforces its commitment to further create an inclusive workplace for all, where employees are encouraged to bring their authentic self to work.

The competition rated Lafarge Canada’s employee offering in the following five areas: Women, Members of visible minorities, Persons with disabilities, Indigenous people and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

The following points include some of the reasons why Lafarge Canada has been awarded:

  • Along with a global Women's Task Force, Lafarge Canada committed to a 2030 action plan, which includes a goal of having 30% of management roles held by women by the year 2030.
  • The company also committed to targeting 50% of the participants in its leadership development programme are female to build more gender-balanced talent pipelines for the future.
  • Lafarge Canada partners with a number of local employment and career organisations to help job-seekers of diverse backgrounds access meaningful employment, such as Champions Career Centre, First Nations Friendship Centre, Immigrant Services Calgary and Aboriginal Link.

“With our ongoing focus on diversity, through our newly implemented Diversity Committees across the Eastern Canada organisation, we are committed to shifting the workplace to make it inclusive and equitable for all, because we firmly believe diversity is an important part of what makes our business successful,” explains David Redfern, CEO, Eastern Canada. “This recognition highlights and validates our efforts, and we couldn’t be any prouder,” he concludes.

“I'm proud of the team we have built here in WCAN, where everyone has a voice at the table,” comments Brad Kohl, CEO, Western Canada. “Our culture of diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our success, and I am confident that we'll continue to grow and excel.”

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/15032021/lafarge-canada-recognised-as-one-of-canadas-best-diversity-employers/

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