Lafarge Canada Once Again Recognized as One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

It is with immense pleasure that we announce that Lafarge Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the 7th consecutive year. Receiving this recognition validates our efforts to promote diversity across our business and reinforces our commitment to further create an inclusive workplace for all, where employees are encouraged to bring their authentic self to work.

The competition rated our 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) people.

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The following points include some of the reasons why we’ve 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 percent of management roles held by women by the year 2030
  • The company also committed to targeting 50 percent of the participants in its leadership development program are female to build more gender-balanced talent pipelines for the future,
  • Lafarge Canada partners with a number of local employment and career organizations 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

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“With our ongoing focus on diversity, through our newly implemented Diversity Committees across the Eastern Canada organization, 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.”

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