Barletta Plant (BT) - The first musical workshop for the youngsters of the Cooperative SI.VO.LA.

This past month of June, at the facilities made available by the Buzzi Unicem plant in Barletta, the first music therapy workshop was held by Maestro Michele Caputo, involving some of the children assisted by SI.VO.LA., the Social Cooperative for Autism and Neurodiversity. The main purpose of this music and communication project, coordinated and managed with the ongoing support of the ABA qualified personnel of the Cooperative SI.VO.LA., was to get the children involved in activities that would bring them closer to the world of sound and music, in order to discover a new method for communicating and developing their natural talents. Another small step taken together with the friends of SI.VO.LA. towards greater and greater SOCIAL INCLUSION and an opportunity to explore a new way of spending time together, even at a Cement Plant!

Fanna Plant (PN), The Fanna Cement Plant donates a car to the Benedictine nuns

Mother Gigliola and Sister Daniela are two nuns of the Benedictine Monastery, located at a distance of about 9 km from our Cement Plant in Fanna. These nuns with perpetual vows have lived in the Val Colvera since 1998. At present, the convent is home to 11 nuns. Guided by the motto “ora et labora”, which sums up the spirit of the Benedictine tradition, the nuns are involved in all kinds of activities: from the creation of embroidered works, mosaics, miniatures, to the production of jams, herbal extracts, sauces and honey using raw materials coming from nearby areas.

In order to make their work easier, the Management of the Fanna Plant donated a Peugeot 207 to the nuns so that they could easily reach the apple orchards and the Maniago area for their activities.
The monastery also features three rooms which offer hospitality to guests, including as a B&B.
The Plant’s support to the religious community represents another aspect of its relationship with the local territory, which expresses itself in the form of a synergic and comprehensive collaboration, to everyone’s benefit.


Fanna Plant (Pordenone) Webinar with the students from the “IIS Tagliamento” of Spilimbergo

On 18 May 2021, a training webinar entitled “The experiences of Confindustria Alto Adriatico” was held at the Institute of Higher Education “Il Tagliamento” of Spilimbergo, aimed at fostering interactions between the academic world and the business world.
One of the speakers at the webinar was the director of the Buzzi Unicem production plant in Fanna, Paolo Maggi, who took the opportunity to illustrate our economic sector and the basic processes carried out at the plant. He first introduced the company as a whole and then spoke in depth about the Fanna cement plant. The topics discussed during the webinar touched upon many areas of interest, such as: the economic sector, the market, products and services, stakeholder engagement, relationships with the local community, the figure of plant director, Industry 4.0 and the involvement of students/interns in the activities of the production unit.

About one hundred students took part in the webinar, specifically from the third and fourth year of the course of study Mechanics, Mechatronics and Energy. These students showed great interest in the industrial activities described during the webinar.

Other speakers included Michela Ceccotti, Sole Director of SULTAN S.r.l. and Carlo Pestelli, Noise and Vibration Manager R&D of the company WÄRTSILÄ Italia S.p.A.
The event was also attended by the managers of Confindustria, Michela Rados and Valentina Trevisiol, in addition to, of course, the School Principal Lucia D’Andrea and the reference teacher Annarita Franco.


Monselice Plant (Padova), The Monselice Plant included in the short list for the “Culture + Enterprise” award with its project “Artibus”

Buzzi Unicem S.p.A. took part in the competition “Enterprise + Culture 2020-2021” with various projects. One of these, entitled Artibus and developed in collaboration with the Contrada di Marendole (Marendole Quarter) of Monselice, was selected as one of the finalists for the award. Competing against a total of 134 projects, Artibus stood out from the rest and was included in the short list of the finalists along with 22 other projects. In particular, the Artibus project consists in the creation of an actual sculpture workshop located at the cement plant aimed at recovering and enhancing the value of manual skills tied to the ancient crafts of the local territory, as well as providing new job opportunities to youngsters.

Monselice Plant (Padova), “The colors of rebirth” a solo exhibition by Thomas Prearo

In 2021, ALIdARTE kicked off the initiatives which are part of the agreement with the Monselice Plant by presenting several projects, all aimed at encouraging social gatherings through art and culture.

The first initiative undertaken was the solo exhibition entitled “The colors of rebirth” by the differently abled artist Thomas Prearo. The show, open to the public, was set up in the offices of the cement plant.

On 25 June, at the end of the exhibition, the event “The room of colors and feelings” was held in an open space at the plant.

A second project was organized at the cement plant between May and June with the artist Cristina Masiero and the Association ADI Down. The initiative involved a few young girls in a creative workshop that featured ten sessions. The girls found a welcoming place where to spend a couple of hours a week, during which they were left free to express their creativity.

Guidonia Plant (RM), Industrial tourism at the Guidonia Plant

As a result of the agreement made with a local travel agency, Buzzi Unicem participated in an initiative the aim of which is to promote “Industrial Tourism”, a concept inspired by the work of Mr. Jacopo Ibello, President of the Cultural Association “Save Industrial Heritage”.

The project was developed with the objective of organizing guided visits to various factories, among which the Guidonia Cement Plant, so that visitors could learn about different kinds of industrial activities.


The participation of the plant in this “tourist circuit” resulted in a significant increase in the number of visitors. It also boosted the dialogue between the parties and encouraged a more in-depth discussion of issues and topics of common interest.

Augusta Plant (Siracusa), Ready…set...action!

Just like on a real movie set, the shooting and audio recordings of the long-awaited performance associated with the installation “Steps” began in this way. Our Augusta colleagues, with their “steps” traced the footsteps of the artist Alfredo Pirri in an itinerary along the external and internal walls of the Maniace Castle in Syracuse, up to the large Hypostila Hall, where the artistic work was set up and the performance was staged.

It is here that our colleagues, amid some embarrassment, laughter and concentration, became actual “actors”, the stars of the first scene in which they were arranged in a procession. Following Pirri’s steps, a colleague of ours opened the scene by pushing a sphere made of stone - a medieval ball for catapult - rolling it along a floor made of mirrors, which broke under the weight of the sphere. This is how the performers, by walking on the broken mirrors, made a series of sounds and noises that, as a whole, created a sound carpet.

In the second scene, the actors turned into real human statues, petrified, unmoving, impassible, almost hypnotized by the long and harmonic whistling of a colleague. Suddenly, the silent scene was brusquely

interrupted by the sound of two helmets forcefully thrown down against the floor of broken mirrors: the human statues then stood up, walked, whistled, sang and interacted with each other, taking up the entire space around them.

The circle of the performance ended by resuming the first scene in which the procession of workers was formed. The workers then slowly made their way towards the exit of the castle.

It was an extremely intense day for the colleagues of the Augusta Plant, who were also busy the day before with the “lectio magistralis” of the same Pirri. During his presentation, the artist introduced a few of his works, starting from their genesis up to the actual creation, contextualizing extremely topical meanings and visons of society as well as of human and professional relationships.

Pirri shared his works, his creations, and his future projects with the eyes of an artist who watches the world and the space around him, imagining new dimensions and points of view and breathing life into a work full of meanings.