China - Quality Relationship with employees
Lafarge established its first joint venture in China in 1994 and today has over twelve hundred employees.We have gained substantial experience in working with local partners and managing local employees and have received several awards from the trade unions as a consequence of our good relationship with our employees:
Lafarge Chinefarge Cement, our Beijing subsidiary, was awarded the medal of the national foreign capital-run “Dual Love” enterprise granted by the National Union of Workers in 1998. The idea was to reward four foreign-owned enterprises whose management is such that “the enterprise loves workers and the workers love the enterprise”, hence the name “Dual Love” award. Chinefarge was chosen among five thousand foreign-owned enterprises that participated in the competition.
In January 2001, Chinefarge was also awarded the “Family of Excellent Employees” award, given by the General Trade Union for its policy towards employees.