Buzzi Unicem plays a leading role at the 'Fai la mossa giusta' orientation day
07 November 2022

Buzzi Unicem plays a leading role at the 'Fai la mossa giusta' orientation day

On Saturday, November 5, the Castle of Casale Monferrato was the venue for the first edition of 'Fai la mossa giusta,' a day of meeting with local manufacturing companies for higher education guidance. The event was organized by the Municipality of Casale Monferrato along with the development agency 'Fondazione Aleramo', Piemonte Lavoro e Obiettivo Orientamento Piemonte.

Buzzi Unicem accepted the invitation by making itself available to young people and their parents, fully aware of how important it is to choose the right high school course of study. A decision to be taken according to the natural aptitudes of the students, but also with knowledge of the actual opportunities for the development of a career in the area, from today to the coming years.

The day opened with a speech by Angelo Miglietta, Full Professor of Economics of businesses and international markets and Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the IULM University of Milan, while at the end Fondazione Aleramo hosted a debate entitled 'Orienting to choice: insights and reflections for an informed orientation'.

It also possible to find out more online: on the Municipality of Casale’s website, youngsters can access presentations prepared by the companies, including that of Buzzi Unicem.

Buzzi Unicem side by side with Casalese basketball
04 October 2022

Buzzi Unicem side by side with Casalese basketball

Sustainability, ambition and connection with the territory: in the sign of these three cornerstones, Buzzi Unicem continues to believe in the Casalese basketball, supporting the two main teams currently competing in the second and third national series.

For the third year in a row, Buzzi Unicem is fueling the sports project of Monferrato Basket (new name of J Basket Monferrato) as a Gold Sponsor. The company's logo will again be prominently displayed on the official jersey with which the team will tackle a new A2 Series championship.

At the same time, Buzzi Unicem will also be sponsoring Junior Casale, a historic association this year engaged in the B championship, as a result of the team winning the C Gold championship this past season.

Thus, the commitment to support a team sport that is highly enjoyed and practiced in the area - starting with the youngest children in the form of mini basketball up to the Senior teams - and which perfectly embodies the spirit of the Company: the collective effort is more important than any individualism.

In addition to rooting for the achievement of the best sport results, Buzzi Unicem is also looking with interest at the consolidation process of the two sports clubs, with which it shares the values of sustainability, ambition and connection with the territory.

Official inauguration of Built, Buzzi Unicem's new technological innovation laboratory, on the campus of the University of Eastern Piedmont
27 September 2022

Official inauguration of Built, Buzzi Unicem's new technological innovation laboratory, on the campus of the University of Eastern Piedmont

On Monday, September 26, the official inauguration of Built, Buzzi Unicem's new technological innovation laboratory, was held in Vercelli at the San Giuseppe complex of the University of Eastern Piedmont (UPO).
Built (Buzzi Unicem Innovation Lab and Technology) represents the highest evolutionary stage of the company's Research & Development, and joins other existing entities such as the plants' labs and the Wilhelm Dyckerhoff Institut in Wiesbaden, Germany. 
Attended by several authorities and academics (including UPO Rector Gian Carlo Avanzi) as well as the Mayor of Vercelli Andrea Corsaro, the event was organized to officially present the partnership agreement between the university and Buzzi Unicem and to showcase the potential of the new laboratory, which has already been active since January.
In addition to the location in the modern spaces of the San Giuseppe complex, the agreement stipulated in 2018 provides for synergistic activities between basic research and the industrial sector's application approach. UPO can expand its curriculum in materials science and technology by providing students and researchers with study and work experience in the corporate environment, while Built is happy to welcome and cultivate projects for the development of innovative and highly sustainable building materials.
Built is organized across two floors, with a large room dedicated to concrete testing, a chemistry and physics lab equipped with numerous state-of-the-art instruments for materials characterization, a chemical laboratory accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025:2018, and a mortar lab. Temperature- and humidity-controlled curing chambers for curing specimens and specific areas for mills and crushers have also been provided. Twelve chemical technicians and researchers with scientific backgrounds currently work in the lab.
“We are very pleased to inaugurate this facility,” said the technical director Luigi Buzzi, “as it represents not just a simple laboratory, but a new way of working to meet the complex challenges of the future, from the decarbonization of the production process to the search for increasingly high-performance and sustainable binding agents."
The Director Fulvio Canonico added: “The lab is fully operational, and we are satisfied with the results of our work and the contribution to innovation we make to the group. The atmosphere in Built is very stimulating, partly because of the possibility of interacting with the university campus around us."
The presentation concluded PhD Day, dedicated to the awarding of PhDs organized by UPO as part of Research Week. 

Technical evaluation for CEM II/C-M in Italy
20 September 2022

Technical evaluation for CEM II/C-M in Italy

Buzzi Unicem has initiated the procedure for obtaining the technical evaluation certification for its CEM II/C-M Portland composite cements produced in the Trino, Vernasca, Settimello, Guidonia, Barletta and Augusta plants.
These are our new cements from the C-GREEN LINE, which will allow the company to improve the "green footprint" of its product line and achieve the objectives set forth in the 2030 Roadmap.
CEM II/C-M cements will also significantly help reduce CO2 emissions in concrete structures (up to 40% less CO2 per ton than CEM I cements), yet maintaining the equivalent technical performance as products with a higher clinker content. 
In the CEM II/C-M cements various components, including several with hydraulic activity, replace part of the clinker (between 50% and 64% by mass): granulated blast furnace slag ("S"), fly ash ("V"), pozzolan ("P") and limestone ("LL") are all main constituents of the recipe. 
CEM II/C-M cements can be produced in 32.5 N/R and 42.5 N/R strength classes for building interior and exterior structures in concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete in the most severe exposure classes with a compressive strength class of up to C40/50.
We believe that the CEM II/C-M cements will very quickly establish themselves as important offerings on the market, even becoming the “standard cement” in Italy by 2030. 
The building sector – and Buzzi Unicem, in particular – will take on the challenge of ecological transition by being able to: reduce specific CO2 emissions, focus our attention on the availability of resources; improve the efficiency of clinker and produce technologically advanced cements.

High 5 and PCTO projects – summer programs for the growth and orientation of young students
25 July 2022

High 5 and PCTO projects – summer programs for the growth and orientation of young students

With the end of the 2021-2022 school year and, most importantly, after a period heavily limited by the pandemic situation, the school-work alternation involving various functions within the company is back on track.

Within the framework of the High 5 program, projects aimed at bringing school and the working world closer together were carried out regularly throughout the year through discussions with professors and school leaders who, well aware of how PCTOs (Programs for Cross-Cutting Skills and Orientation) can be a useful tool for young people, have become a reference point for organizing high-value activities.

For Buzzi Unicem, all this represents an opportunity for supporting the future professional growth of the students involved, through the preparation of projects aimed at enriching the cultural and personal background of each individual pupil, according to the logic of "learning by doing." During the school year, there were several opportunities to interact with young people from different fields of study and from many classes of the three-year vocational high school, each with his or her own history and ability to deal with new things. With this in mind, the offered activities were customized in an attempt to align them with the students' actual potential. The offer is intended to involve both students from high schools and vocational institutes that train interesting figures for a working environment such as ours.

The internship programs at the company can be broken down into a series of activities aimed at developing both the students' cross-cutting skills (general skills related to thinking and cognitive processes, patterns of behavior in social and work settings, the ability to reflect and use learning strategies and self-correcting behavior) and technical skills, thanks to specialized training in the classroom and under the guidance of the company tutor, at the plant facilities.

This year, along with the executive offices and the production sites, Buzzi Unicem made available its new technological laboratory called Built which, in collaboration with the University of Eastern Piedmont (UPO), carries out Research & Development in a dynamic and stimulating context, contributing to the cultural and scientific growth of students and teachers.

This phase of the year has come to a successful end and has confirmed the students' willingness to bounce back from the difficult period that has just passed in order to tackle with great commitment the projects specifically developed for them, with a view to the future.

For additional information and to submit applications for internships at Buzzi Unicem, please send an e-mail to: scuola@buzziunicem.it.


Buzzi Unicem, supporter of the second edition of the General States of Industrial Heritage, presents the Buzzi Unicem ArenA project
10 June 2022

Buzzi Unicem, supporter of the second edition of the General States of Industrial Heritage, presents the Buzzi Unicem ArenA project

Buzzi Unicem is a supporter of the second edition of the General States of Industrial Heritage, held from 9 to 11 June in Rome and Tivoli. Organized by the Italian Association for Industrial Archaeological Heritage (AIPI), in conjunction with the Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering of Sapienza University, and in collaboration with the Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este Institute (MiC), the international congress features a packed agenda of meetings and talks focusing on national and international industrial heritage, the goal of which is to promote cultural and business values where "the future of memory" defies time and builds the foundations for the future.
The signs of production and work are interwoven throughout the territories and cities of today, ranging from those imprinted in the post-industrial landscape to those seen in the organization, aspirations and critical issues of contemporary society. These visible effects of a very recent past are impossible to overlook within the context of the cultural, economic, social and environmental challenges of the present and the years to come, so it is ever more important that we reclaim and showcase this industrial heritage. 
With an agenda of 11 themed sessions, the congress brings a fresh, new view to topics ranging from industry sectors and the classic specializations of "Industrial Archaeology", and starting with the machine, the lynchpin of industry, extends its sweep to cities, territories and landscapes, research, and operational strategies and practices. Over 350 participants, including professionals, academics, and representatives from institutions and heritage bodies, will attend the three-day event. 
The General States of Industrial Heritage are a truly unique concept and based on the same cultural and business values recognized by Buzzi Unicem and the inspiration behind the ArenA Buzzi Unicem project, which will be officially presented in a special session on June 10.
The goal of the Buzzi Unicem ArenA project is to create an artistic environment that encompasses multiple cultural and social formats within a single production site, namely Buzzi Unicem’s Guidonia Montecelio cement plant. It will be an opportunity to explore the work that led to its conception: a collaboration between several entities, in which the realm of industrial architecture serves as a link between the plant and the surrounding social environment, boosting urban regeneration and helping to break down barriers and create opportunities for development and progress.
As part of the Industrial Tourism session promoted by the specialist agency Clematis, the program also includes an opportunity to visit the Buzzi Unicem plant in Guidonia and see how industrial production can coexist with cultural production, and how industry can draw closer to the city, its suburbs and society at large, by presenting a dynamic and positive view of industrial space.

Below is the publication of Artribune, a magazine of contemporary art and culture.

Publication of the second edition of Highlights
23 May 2022

Publication of the second edition of Highlights

Buzzi Unicem has published the second edition of Highlights, containing a summary of the company's economic and financial data and an excerpt from the sustainability report.
Highlights opens with a letter from President Veronica Buzzi spotlighting the key aspects that the group has focused on: earnings, growth, sustainability and occupational safety, despite the challenges of 2021 that were still impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.   
As in the previous edition, the document features an in-depth analysis of each region, with detailed information on market trends, cement consumption, revenues, margins and investments. 
More detailed information is available in the financial statements already published on www.buzziunicem.com.

«VICE VERSĀ» to the Paraboloid in Casale Monferrato
13 May 2022

«VICE VERSĀ» to the Paraboloid in Casale Monferrato

The inauguration of the VICE VERSĀ project by Alfredo Pirri, Helga Marsala and Pietro Leone will take place on Friday, May 20th, 2022 at the Paraboloide in Casale Monferrato, a symbol of the history of cement.
The project is an audio-visual work from the installation "Passi" by well-known artist Alfredo Pirri with the engagement of Buzzi Unicem Augusta plant employees through their artistic performance. 
A temporary space dedicated to the dialogue between art and industrial archaeology will be opened for the occasion, a first step toward the transformation of the Paraboloide into a multipurpose facility and cultural center.

The 2021 edition of Buzzi Unicem’s Sustainability Report confirms the objective of climate neutrality by 2050
19 April 2022

The 2021 edition of Buzzi Unicem’s Sustainability Report confirms the objective of climate neutrality by 2050

Buzzi Unicem presents the 21st edition of its Sustainability Report, a document that describes its economic, environmental and social performance in 2021.

During the past year, the Company continued its support, at the global level, for communities affected by the Covid-19 emergency, donating €1.5 million through various humanitarian organizations operating in the countries where it operates.

From an economic standpoint, production volumes improved and financial results maintained the excellent level attained in the previous year, in spite of the global emergency situation.

On the environmental level, the company is currently working on the definition of a strategic plan, aimed at setting new targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions and confirms its commitment to pursue health and safety objectives for the protection of its employees, with more than 50% of training hours provided on these issues.
In this context of major and significant changes, Buzzi Unicem reaffirms to operate with a view to innovation and progress, attracting and holding on to young talent, promoting meritocracy and teamwork, and sharing with its stakeholders a strategic vision in line with the objectives of sustainable development.

Buzzi Unicem publishes the second edition of its Stakeholder Engagement Report
03 March 2022

Buzzi Unicem publishes the second edition of its Stakeholder Engagement Report

Buzzi Unicem publishes the second edition of its "Stakeholder Engagement Report" a document that outlines the initiatives undertaken throughout 2021, in spite of the difficulties and restrictions caused by the ongoing pandemic. 
The company's commitment, fostered by the synergy with the local communities and by a rediscovered associative strength, has resulted in numerous projects covering various fields, including social, cultural and educational ones. 
The 2021 Stakeholder Engagement Report summarizes all the activities carried out at the various cement plants with the specific aim of promoting the virtuous path of dialogue with the local territory being pursued by the company in Italy.

The future of Buzzi Unicem’s cements is CGreen. Know-how and innovation spawn the line of more sustainable cement products.
21 February 2022

The future of Buzzi Unicem’s cements is CGreen. Know-how and innovation spawn the line of more sustainable cement products.

Buzzi Unicem launches on the Italian market the new product line called CGreen, a family of CO2 efficient cements. In keeping with the sustainability policies that distinguish the company and with the aim of meeting the targets of the future ecological transition, CGreen marks the natural evolution of Buzzi Unicem's hydraulic binders, continuing in the footsteps of a long tradition of high-quality, high-performance products. The CGreen line was developed by selecting suitable active additions, partially replacing clinker, optimizing grinding and mixing conditions and using new generation additives, at the same time keeping the required technical performance. 

Like all Buzzi Unicem's cements, the CGreen cements are also accompanied by Environmental Product Declarations, obtained through the EPD certification system, which guarantees full transparency and representativeness of the environmental performance of the product throughout its life cycle. 
CGreen was created to ensure maximum sustainability of production without sacrificing the quality of Buzzi Unicem's products, and it marks a further step towards the achievement of energy transition objectives, which the company pursues also by investing in projects for the reduction of all emissions and for the development of technologies aimed at capturing and re-using CO2.

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CGreen cement line 

Buzzi Unicem and Italgas work together towards the decarbonization of cement production processes
18 January 2022

Buzzi Unicem and Italgas work together towards the decarbonization of cement production processes

The agreement between Buzzi Unicem and Italgas, the leading gas distributor in Italy, was signed with the intent of studying the feasibility of setting up Power-to-Gas systems in combination with carbon capture systems at production plants deemed most suited to the project.

The agreement aims at promoting the decarbonization of cement and concrete production processes in order to increase environmental sustainability and facilitate the energy transition. In particular, the study will assess the possibility of producing and using, in the most suitable Buzzi Unicem plants, synthetic methane obtained from the combination of green hydrogen produced by the Power to Gas plants with part of the CO2 released in the production processes.

Industrial experimentation of Calcium Looping technology for capturing the carbon dioxide released by the production process is already underway at the Vernasca (PC) plant. Thanks to the EU Horizon 2020 project known as "CLEANKER" (CLEAN- clinKER), we will be able to assess the technical and economic sustainability of this technology and estimate the plant changes and investments necessary in order to adopt this process at existing cement plants.

Buzzi Unicem endorses this project, which is fully in line with the industrial investment plan needed to identify technologies for capturing and reusing the CO2 emitted by the plants, an essential aspect of the ecological transition process.

Press release