Wednesday 26 April 2017

Sustainable Development

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The environment is not ours to deal with as we wish, we hold it in trust for future generations and have an obligation to ensure that it remains fit for human life. Sustainable Development is a top Group priority at all times and in all circumstances. Our environmental commitment, as reflected in our Group Environmental policy and to the Charter of the CSI aims at doing less harm by mitigating negative operational impacts and doing more good by actively contributing to worthwhile local and International initiatives such as WBCSD and, Global Compact.

Message from Dimitri Papalexopoulos, Chief Executive Officer

“…we remain focused on the long term sustainability of our business - defining sustainability in the broader sense - aiming to improve the triple bottom line: The financial, social and environmental pillars. We aspire to be a meaningful contributor on the global stage, while at the same time we dedicate most of our efforts in engaging locally with our key stakeholders.
Over the years, the Group has enhanced its collaborative action within the framework of the global Cement Sustainability Initiative, under the auspices of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the UN Global Compact. In 2015, we have strengthened the social pillar by focusing on sustainable development locally and on initiatives such as the European Pact for Youth.
We also signed the WBCSD’s Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi).
Looking ahead, we have already begun the alignment of the Group’s priorities to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.”
Source: 2015 Group Integrated Report

Group challenges and commitments

Report 2016

WBCSD/CSI