COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Each year, Lafarge contributes volunteer time, in-kind donations and funding to a range of organizations committed to building local communities. To help guide sponsorship and support, Lafarge looks for projects that support these three core community values:

Education: Lafarge seeks to advance social and economic conditions in our communities. Education is at the root of success and Lafarge will consider projects that enhance learning from elementary through post-secondary.

Environment: The intention of Lafarge’s 2050 Rocky Mountain Conservation Vision is that efforts in the Bow Valley will help secure ecologically viable populations of all large carnivores and other wildlife species.

Sustainable construction: Energy used in building represents about 39 per cent of worldwide total energy consumption. To reduce this amount, the collective efforts of all building owners and users is required. Lafarge is committed to sustainable construction and will support projects where there is a commitment to reduce the total energy balance of a project.

Lafarge will give preference to projects that combine two or more of our pillars.

Criteria

Lafarge provides support to registered charities or not-for-profit community service organizations operating in and benefiting the communities where we live.

We are unable to support:

  • Political, fraternal or advocacy organizations
  • Third party fundraisers or service clubs
  • Private foundations
  • Religious organizations – unless the project benefits the entire community
  • Endowment funds, memorial or advertising campaigns
  • Individual initiatives (ex. fundraiser walks, trips, or tours)
  • Golf tournaments, conferences or travel-related events
  • Unregistered not-for-profit organizations.

Requests for support are reviewed by a team of Lafarge employees every three months. To help us properly evaluate all opportunities that support our neighbors, all Community Outreach requests must be submitted to michelle.gurney[at]lafargeholcim.com using the form below. Community organizations can expect a response and notification in 30 days or less.