Lafarge Africa Plc, has announced a significant milestone in its sustainability journey with the launch of an Electric Vehicle (EV) truck into its supply chain fleet.
Speaking at the launch of the EV Truck at the company’s Ewekoro factory, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc, Lolu Alade-Akinyemi said, “today, as we gather here, we mark yet another significant milestone in our sustainability journey. We are proud to announce the launch of the first-ever Heavy Goods Electric Vehicle (EV) truck in Nigeria, an achievement that not only highlights our commitment to innovation but also solidifies our position as pioneers in the pursuit of environmentally responsible practices within our industry.”
Also, the Logistics director, Lafarge Africa, Osaze Aghatise added, “the introduction of the EV Truck signifies an important achievement in our logistics strategy, signalling our transition to more eco-friendly and sustainable transportation practices.
Reflecting on the journey thus far, Aghatise noted that Lafarge Africa has made remarkable strides, saying “in 2017, we took the first step by introducing five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks into our fleet, marking the inception of our sustainability initiative. Building upon this success, we amplified our efforts in 2021 by integrating an additional 50 CNG trucks into our operations, signaling our steadfast commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.”
Procurement director, Lafarge Africa, Saeed Ande said, “for us sustainability is a way of life. From a procurement standpoint, this project delivers value to our multiple stakeholders and efficiency for the end user which then translates to a positive impact on the bottom line.”