Lafarge Cement UK's Licence to Operate
LCUK continues to make strong progress in its
environmental performance. The company last year gained the first
multi-site corporate Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration
in Europe. This followed on from pioneering work with the previous
standards, BS7750, ISO14001 and single site EMAS registration.
LCUK satisfies the EMAS requirements to operate
to the highest standard and engage stakeholders on its performance.
This includes: operating Environmental Management Systems, targeting
continuous improvement in environmental performance and producing
an annual Environmental Statement.
Our stakeholders grant our "licence to
operate" and LCUK is committed to regular, open engagement
as part of its normal operations. The local communities around
the factories are the key stakeholders when new fuels or raw materials
are introduced. LCUK enhances and increases dialogue about key
licence to operate developments such as this to ensure they have
access to enough information about the plans and progress.
The methods of communications LCUK uses include:
Environmental Stakeholders Group
Newsletters updating the community
on plans and progress
Open Door-members of the community
can phone and request a meeting or site visit at any time
Formal Open Days-to allow communities
to see the factory in operation and (where applicable) fuels trials
Liaison committees-to provide a forum
for regular dialogue between the company and representatives of
the local community
Weekly reports on the progress of
Regular dialogue with local and nationally
Ongoing contact and co-operation
with regulatory authorities