Women on Wheels in Nigeria
Holcim opens local job opportunities and celebrates first class of women truck drivers graduating.
Ready-mix driver, aggregate hauler, bulk cement driver, drone pilot. We have more than 100,000 trucks on the road every day just to transport our products.
Holcim strives to be an integral part of the communities where we operate, providing access to work, training and skills, and by sourcing locally wherever possible. Holcim opens local job opportunities to those not traditionally considering a career in building solutions, like through our program Women on Wheels.
“Female drivers are up to four times safer than their male counterparts, yet only a very small percentage of drivers are women. This is why our Women on Wheels program was created. It envisions a healthy harmonious and safe workforce which includes all kinds of people. To that effect, we want to proactively recruit female truck drivers and welcome them into the Holcim family through local, national and global programs”
Committed to equality and inclusion, the Lafarge Driving Institute in Calabar, Nigeria, started a pilot scheme to get more female truckers on the road this year. The Lafarge Driving Institute is a comprehensive training program that focuses on road safety in operating heavy goods vehicles. Congratulations to the first 31 female graduates! 22 more women are set to graduate soon.