LafargeHolcim Group global initiatives

LafargeHolcim Group global initiatives

LafargeHolcim is a worldwide leader in building materials and construction solutions. As such, the group strives to ensure that it is a responsible and ethical business in every single country in which it operates, including Tanzania. LafargeHolcim is a member of several global initiatives and alliances that are intended to develop surrounding communities and the business environment.

Sustainability is one of the core values held by the LafargeHolcim Group and is one of the initiatives that we endorse fully. This creates added value and has numerous benefits for our operations, shareholders and communities. Some of the other global alliances and initiatives are outlined below.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

The LafargeHolcim Group is a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) community and supports the goal of GRI to empower leaders and decision-makers around the world. The GRI has set Sustainability Reporting Standards that encourage business leaders to push for sustainable business practices and unlock the economic potential that comes along with it. The information in LafargeHolcim’s annual Sustainability Reports and website is prepared in accordance with GRI standards. 

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

LafargeHolcim aims to embrace all of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles through our integrated approach to sustainable development. There are 10 UNGC principles and we strive to use them as the basis for advancing responsible corporate citizenship. The UNGC also enables LafargeHolcim to push its own programmes and processes in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.

Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)

LafargeHolcim partnered with eight other multinational companies in the cement and building materials industry to launch the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) in early 2018. The GCCA is a progressive association that is dedicated to developing the industry’s contribution to construction. The association focuses on driving advancements in sustainable construction, as well as working to enhance the cement industry’s contribution to a number of global social and developmental challenges.

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good index was launched by the global index provider FTSE Russell. This index series is intended to measure the performance of companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a range of market participants to create responsible investment funds. FTSE Russell confirms that LafargeHolcim has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has met the necessary requirements.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

LafargeHolcim was included in the 2018 DJSI European Index and was one of two Europe-based multinationals in the building materials industry to be included in this index. DJSI are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks and are considered to be the reference point for sustainable practices.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

LafargeHolcim reports on its carbon statistics every year – the results are graded by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). In 2018, the CDP scored LafargeHolcim with a B-grade rating in carbon emissions, which is above the industry average.

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)

LafargeHolcim has been a member of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) since July 2017. The TCFD is gathering voluntary, consistent and climate-related risk disclosures from companies around the world. This information is then used to inform investors, insurers and stakeholders about the performance of the participating companies.

Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC)

LafargeHolcim is a founding member of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC). The alliance is an initiative that was launched at COP21 as part of the Lima Paris Action Agenda. It aims to mobilise all stakeholders, including member states and non-state actors from the building and construction industry, to scale up climate actions in the sector.

These are some of the global initiatives and alliances in which LafargeHolcim is a member and participant. They encourage ethical, responsible and developmental business practices with real accountability. We are proud to be part of these initiatives around the world in order to advance the building materials industry and our worldwide operations.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges. 

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in Mbeya, Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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LafargeHolcim Group improving communities

LafargeHolcim Group improving communities

The global LafargeHolcim Group understands the challenges and concerns of the communities in which its subsidiary companies operate. Each branch of LafargeHolcim is encouraged to actively engage with their surrounding communities to share value and knowledge. LafargeHolcim Tanzania does this through its Building Materials Centre and training programmes.

The presence of the branches in various locations around the world means that the group has directly contributed to increased employment, infrastructure development and local procurement worldwide. More than 90% of the LafargeHolcim Group’s 112 000 suppliers are from local markets in their respective countries, including Tanzania.

LafargeHolcim engaging with local communities

Around the world, there are currently 15 million people benefitting from LafargeHolcim programmes. This number has been achieved in the last four years. In 2018 alone, the LafargeHolcim Group spent 47.8 million Swiss Francs (~109.5 billion TZS) on community programmes across the globe. Around 8700 employees have spent 60 000 hours of their time training and volunteering in various programmes in their communities.

In addition to working with local communities, LafargeHolcim also engages with stakeholders at all levels; from customers and investors to employees and suppliers. The group also interacts with local media, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), higher education institutions and local regulators.

Responsible sourcing

LafargeHolcim prides itself on its local supply chains. Being a global company with high standards, the group searches for local suppliers that meet specific targets and operate within the law; pushing these suppliers to improve their quality and standards.

The group identifies and inspects the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact of suppliers to ensure that they are qualified to work with LafargeHolcim. This ensures that suppliers are responsible when it comes to environmental, social and personnel issues. The majority of these suppliers are independent contractors, but the rest are raw materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers and packaging suppliers.

Managing human rights and labour standards

LafargeHolcim has developed a human rights management system that categorises countries into three segments; low, medium and high business risk. This system is based on the United Nations’ Human Development Index and the Freedom House Freedom in the World Index

In countries that have a medium-to-high risk assessment, LafargeHolcim institutes a mandatory remediation plan that ensures employees and communities are looked after. The most common issues that arise are inadequate working conditions and negative impacts of operations on the surrounding communities.

By the end of 2018, the LafargeHolcim Group has successfully carried out 41 full impact assessments out of 59 countries. Of these countries, 25 are considered to be high risk and 20 are medium risk. These assessments allow LafargeHolcim to improve community standards and employment conditions at all of its operations around the world.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges. 

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in Mbeya, Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Tembo cement building for National Housing Corporation

Tanzanian National Housing Corporation using Tembo cement

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been chosen as the cement supplier by the National Housing Corporation for its development project in Dodoma. Tembo SupaSet and Tembo FastaPlus cement will be used in the construction of this housing development scheme.

Around 200 000 tonnes of Tembo cement, which is manufactured at LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s operations in Mbeya, will be used to build sustainable and durable houses. This project aims to improve the living conditions for local residents in Dodoma by providing them with safe and adequate housing.

The National Housing Corporation will partner with various private businesses and public enterprises for the successful completion of the Dodoma housing project. The corporation was formed in 1994 with the purpose of building houses for Tanzanians through government-approved schemes.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania is honoured to have been chosen as the cement supplier for this housing project. We are committed to conducting business with integrity and strive to ensure the success of projects that benefit Tanzanians.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania sponsors French Energy Day.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania sponsors French Energy Day

The French Embassy in Tanzania recently hosted French Energy Day – a strategic meeting with several key companies operating in the country. French Ambassador Frédéric Clavier invited French energy companies and Tanzanian stakeholders, including LafargeHolcim, to the meeting that was centered around the European nation’s expertise in the energy industry.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania was one of the main sponsors of French Energy Day. The purpose of the event was to showcase how the French energy industry can play a role in supporting the needs of Tanzania and in meeting its energy demands.

Tanzania has expressed its eagerness to work alongside all international companies that can help the country to grow. LafargeHolcim Tanzania chief executive officer, Ilse Boshoff, attended French Energy Day. She was able to vouch for the excellent services offered by the French energy companies that operate in Tanzania.

These companies bring welcomed expertise and know-how that will help Tanzania to become a middle-income country by 2025. Their long-term commitment to the country will also bring job opportunities for Tanzanians living in the communities in which the French companies operate.

Some of the industries supported by French companies include building materials, petrol, gas, electricity supply and rural development. LafargeHolcim Tanzania looks forward to working alongside the French companies and key local stakeholders in the future.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo cement brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the new leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania yaijengea jamii barabara ya watembea kwa miguu

New community road built by LafargeHolcim Tanzania

LafargeHolcim Tanzania inaijali jamii inayoishi na kufanya ukulima karibu na kiwanda chake cha saruji. Tunathamini kuwekeza katika jamii ya karibu na migodi na kiwanda chetu cha saruji, na kudumisha usalama wa watu wote wanaoishi mle. Hivi majuzi, tuliwajengea wakaazi wa Mbeya barabara mpya ili kuwapa njia mbadala ya kwenda mashambani na vijiji vya jirani

Kilimo na ufugaji ni sehemu kuu ya wakazi wa Mbeya, na mifugo hutumia barabara ya migodini kwenda malishoni. Mifugo na watu walihitaji barabara salama zaidi kwa sababu magari makubwa huendeshewa kwenye barabara hii.

LafargeHolcim Tanzania ilijenga barabara ya zege kuwawezesha watu na mifugo wao kusafiri kwa namna salama, na pia kuruhusu barabara ya machomboni itumike na malori na magari makubwa ya migodi. Viongozi wa jamii walialikwa kufungua barabara hii mpya mwezi Mei 2018 ambapo wanajamii pia walihimizwa kutumia barabara hii.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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Usalama wa barabarani kwa wanafunzi wa shule zilizo karibu na kiwanda cha saruji cha Mbeya

Road safety for school children in Mbeya

Kiwanda cha saruji cha LafargeHolcim Tanzania kipo Songwe Mbeya – na huwaajiri watu wengi katika jumuiya na familia za eneo hili. Kuna shule mbili zilizo karibu na kiwanda cha saruji, na usalama wa wanafunzi wake ni jambo ambalo kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania hulithamini sana.

Kampuni yetu ilichukua jukumu la kuzipa shule hizi mbili zana za usalama na alama za barabara ili kuwawezesha wanafunzi kuvuka barabara salama. Malori na magari makubwa mara nyingi hutumia barabara kusafirisha vifusi vya mgodi na bidhaa za saruji kutoka na kwenda kiwandani.

Kila shule ilipokea alama 10 za kusimamisha magari wakati wanafunzi wanavuka barabara kwenye vivuko maalum. Shule zote mbili pia zilipewa vizibao 10 vinavyoakisi mwanga ambavyo vinapaswa kuvaliwa na waelekezaji magari walio katika zamu.

Waelekezaji wa magari walipewaa mafunzo juu ya usalama wa barabarani na jinsi ya kutumia alama za trafiki kuashiria malori kusimama. Wanafunzi walifundishwa jinsi ya kuvuka barabara salama na wanaendelea kuhimizwa kutumia vivuko maalum wanapotembea kwenda au kutoka shuleni.

Madereva wa malori na maafisa wa polisi wa barabarani pia walihudhuria vikao vya mafunzo na wanafahamu kikamilifu usalama wa wanafunzi wanaotumia barabara za eneo hili. Kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania itaendelea kushirikiana na maafisa wa polisi wa eneo hili, madereva wa malori na wasimamizi wa shule ili kuhakikisha usalama wa jamii ya Mbeya.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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Matofali Yaliyoimarishwa kwa Udongo na Mradi wa Uashi kwa Vijana wa Tunduma

Soil stabilised brick project

Kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania imeungana na Kamishna wa Mkoa wa Songwe,
Mheshimiwa. Chiku Galawa, kufanya jaribio la Mradi wa matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa Udongo
na Mradi wa Uashi kwa vijana wa Tunduma. Mpango huu wa elimu unawafundisha vijana wa Tanzania kuhusu matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa, na sanaa ya uashi.

Washiriki walijifunza stadi muhimu ambazo wanaweza kutumia baada ya mpango wa mafunzo ili kuingia katika ajira na kujichumia kipato cha kila siku. Washiriki pia hupewa mafunzo ya biashara na ujasiriamali, pamoja na ushauri kuhusu afya na usalama ili kuhakikisha kuwa watafanikiwa wakitumia stadi zao mpya walizopata.

Jumla ya vijana 40 Watanzania walihudhuria kozi hii na kumaliza mafunzo yao. Waliweza kujenga darasa kamili wakati wa mradi huo, wakitumia matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa. Baada ya kozi hii, vijana walianza miradi yao wenyewe ya matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa, ambapo wanatengeneza na kuuza bidhaa zao wenyewe.

Baadhi ya washiriki wamepata kazi kama waashi wa serikali ya mitaa ya Tunduma ambapo wanaunda bidhaa maalum za mawe za matumizi mbalimbali. Kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania huwatuma wateja wake wanaohitaji matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa kwenda kwa baadhi ya washiriki wa mradi huu.

Matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa udongo ni nini?

Matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa udongo ni nyenzo za gharama nafuu na zinazolinda mazingira. Udongo na matope zimetumika kama nyenzo kuu za ujenzi kwa maelfu ya miaka, humomonyoshwa na maji.

Uvumbuzi wa matofali ya kuchoma ulibadilisha ujenzi kwa sababu nyenzo hii hukinzana na maji
na ni ngumu sana. Tatizo la matofali ya kuchoma ni kwamba yanahitaji nishati nyingi
kutengeneza, iwe ni katika tanuu ya moto wa kuni au tanuru ya kiwandani.

Njia mbadala inayookoa nishati zaidi ni matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa. Matofali haya hutumia saruji kama nyenzo ya kushikamanisha. Kiasi kidogo cha saruji huongezwa kwenye udongo na kisha kubanwa kwa kifaa cha mikono hadi kutengeneza tofali la ujenzi. Matofali haya hukinzana na maji na ni imara hivi kwamba yanaweza kujenga nyumba na mijengo mikubwa.

Matofali yaliyoimarishwa kwa udongo ni ya bei nafuu na hutengenezwa kwa haraka, hivyo kupunguza gharama za mradi wa ujenzi. Tofali moja la udongo lililoimarishwa hugharimu nusu ya bei ya matofali ya kawaida ya kuchoma, na hutumia kiasi kidogo zaidi cha maji ili kujenga nyumba ya matofali ya udongo yaliyoimarishwa.

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LafargeHolcim kampuni inayoongoza katika utengenezaji bidhaa na utoaji huduma za ujenzi ambayo imefanya kazi katika masoko ya kimataifa kwa miongo kadhaa. Sisi hutengeneza saruji, kusaga mawe na kuandaa zege lililochanganywa tayari kwa ajili ya miradi ya ujenzi, kuifaa miradi midogo ya nyumba za makazi na pia miradi mikubwa ya miundombinu kama vile maghorofa, mabwawa na madaraja.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania imekuwa ikiitengenezea nchi hii na mataifa jirani bidhaa yetu ya saruji ya Tembo, ambayo ni ya kiwango cha kimataifa, kwa zaidi ya miaka 30. Ofisi yetu ya kuu na kiwanda jumuisha kikamilifu zipo Songwe, Mkoa wa Mbeya, Kusini Magharibi mwa Tanzania.

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Katika kampuni ya LafargeHolcim Tanzania, tunawapa wateja kipaumbele. Tunasikiliza mahitaji yao maalum ili kuwahudumia na kuwatolea bidhaa bora zaidi zinazokidhi mahitaji yako. Unaweza kututegemea sisi kama kiongozi mpya wa utengenezaji nyenzo za ujenzi na uwezo wetu wa utafiti na ustawi ambao umepelekea utengenezaji wa nyenzo bora zaidi za miradi yao ya ujenzi, iwe mikubwa au midogo.

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Soil stabilised brick project for Tunduma youth

Soil stabilised brick project

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has partnered with the Songwe Regional Commissioner to pilot the soil stabilised brick and mason project for youth in Tunduma. This educational programme teaches young Tanzanians about soil stabilised bricks.

The attendees learned valuable skills that can be used after the training programme to access the job market and earn a living. The participants are also given business and entrepreneurship training, as well as health and safety advice to ensure that they can succeed with their newly-acquired skills.

Around 40 young Tanzanians attended the course and completed their training. They were able to build a fully-completed classroom during the course of the project, using soil stabilised bricks. After the course, the youth started their own soil stabilised brick projects where they make and sell their own products.

Some of the participants have secured jobs as masons for the Tunduma local government, creating specialised stone products for a range of applications. 

What is a soil stabilised brick?

A soil stabilised brick is a low-cost and environmentally-friendly building material. Soil and bricks have been fundamental building materials for millennia.

Mud tends to erode when it comes into contact with water and the downside of a burnt brick is that it requires a lot of energy to produce, whether in a wood-fired kiln or a factory furnace.

Soil stabilised brick is an energy-efficient alternative. These bricks simply use cement as the binding agent; cement and soil are mechanically compressed to form a building block. These bricks are also water resistant and strong enough to build large structures and homes.

Soil stabilised bricks are more affordable and quicker to produce, cutting down the costs of a construction project. 

To read this article in Swahili click here.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the best materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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Road safety for schools around Mbeya and Songwe

Road safety for school children in Mbeya

LafargeHolcim Tanzania’s headquarters and cement plant are based in Mbeya – and it’s a vital job provider for the local community and families. During the company’s health and safety week, LafargeHolcim Tanzania undertook the task of providing the schools with the necessary safety tools and road markings to allow scholars to cross the roads safely. 

The schools received signs for stopping the traffic while students cross the road at designated pedestrian crossings. The schools were also given reflective jackets that are to be worn by the traffic directors on duty.

The traffic directors were given training on road safety and how to use the traffic poles to signal the trucks to stop. The school children were taught how to cross the road safely and are actively encouraged to use the designated crossings at the schools.

Transporters and traffic police officers also attended training sessions and are acutely aware of the safety of the scholars on the roads in the area. LafargeHolcim Tanzania will continue to work alongside local law enforcement, transporters and schools to ensure the continued safety of the community in Mbeya.

To read this article in Swahili click here.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania builds new road for community

New community road built by LafargeHolcim Tanzania

LafargeHolcim Tanzania cares about the community that lives and farms around its operations. We believe in investing in the local community and building a safe space for all who live near our operations.

A new road was constructed for the citizens that live nearby our operations, giving them a safe route to use. This concrete road was built by LafargeHolcim Tanzania as a safe passage for the people and their livestock, also freeing up the quarry road for the trucks and quarry equipment.

Local community leaders were invited to the opening of the new road in May 2018 where community members were also encouraged to make use the road as they please.

To read this article in Swahili click here.

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LafargeHolcim is a leading building materials and solutions company that has been operating in international markets for decades. We produce cement and aggregates for construction projects, ranging from small affordable housing developments to large-scale infrastructure projects such as high-rise buildings, dams and bridges.

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LafargeHolcim Tanzania has been supplying the country and neighbouring countries with our world-class Tembo brand for over 30 years. Our head office and fully-integrated plant are located in the Mbeya Region in Southwest Tanzania.

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At LafargeHolcim Tanzania, we believe customers come first. We listen to your specific requirements to supply and develop the best solutions for your needs. As the leader in building materials, you can also rely on our cutting-edge research and development capabilities that have resulted in the finest materials for your construction projects, whether large or small.

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