2021

28 June 2021

2020 cement plant figures available

The key cement plant figures for 2020 are available, reported in individual brochures that can be downloaded from this link as well as obtainable in paper form during plant visits. 

The purpose is to inform our stakeholders about Buzzi Unicem production site activities from both a strictly operational standpoint as well as our presence within the community. More specifically, the data are organized into two main areas, namely the specific figures for each plant and the overall figures for the Group. 
The individual plant figures focus on the environment, employee accidents, events involving the plant and atmospheric emissions. 

The environmental data include the tons of recovered raw materials (circular economy), the kilowatt hours consumed to produce one ton of cementitious material, the megacalories used to produce one ton of clinker, and the environment and safety investments made during the 2018-2020 three-year period. With respect to the atmospheric emissions, we report the figures for dust, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. 

The overall Group figures include the key data for Buzzi Unicem S.p.A, the certifications obtained and the Group’s policies. 

06 May 2021

Buzzi Unicem presents its 2020 Sustainability Report. Attention to environmental issues and help for the local communities for the Covid emergency: these are the topics of focus in the 2020 Sustainability Report

The 2020 edition of Buzzi Unicem’s Sustainability report was presented today.

In addition to accurate reporting of economic, environmental and social indicators, the document also provides an update on objectives and targets, in line with the policies promoted by the company.

From an economic standpoint, the financial results show an improvement on the levels achieved in 2019 despite the difficulties related to the health emergency. The company hopes that both the vaccination plans and the economic stimulus announced by governments will strengthen demand for the sector and contribute to growth.

On the environmental level, the report illustrates the Group's commitment to reducing CO2 which in absolute value, in 2020, was down mainly due to a lower production of clinker and a lower use of electricity.

The year 2021 will be crucial for the definition of new targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions in the medium term, while the goal of climate neutrality by 2050, already announced by Cembureau - the European Cement Manufacturers' Association - could also be confirmed by the end of the year by the global association GCCA (Global Cement and Concrete Association), of which Buzzi Unicem is a member. For the company this is a complex and stimulating challenge, which it does not want to shy away from.

Social performance highlights the results of good practices in terms of health and safety at work and confirms the downward trend in workplace accidents in recent years. In addition, in order to mitigate the problems related to the health emergency, the company has decided to help people in difficulty in the countries where the Group's plants operate by donating over € 3 million to provide tangible help, in collaboration with various non-profit organizations.

Lastly, the company noticed that interest in non-financial information is growing and thus reiterates its commitment to constantly improving the quality and level of detail of non-financial information.

30 April 2021

“2020 Stakeholder Engagement Report” - An important step in the dialogue with stakeholders and the local communities in which we operate

The first edition of the 2020 Stakeholder Engagement Report aims to report on the many initiatives undertaken by Buzzi Unicem in favor of all stakeholders, mainly in the areas where the company operates.

The projects are part of the Stakeholder Engagement Policy and the intention is to highlight the constructive dialogue established over the years, sharing in a transparent manner the activities underway and the company's short and medium-term strategies.

The year 2020 was a difficult one, but despite everything we managed to strengthen our commitments to the community and establish new partnerships. The report identifies the main areas - social, cultural, educational and sports - on which it was deemed appropriate to focus, also on the basis of the needs expressed by the local communities.

In spite of the many difficulties that schools have had to face in recent months, School-Work activities have continued through the Webinar channel, which has been positively accepted and has become a consolidated practice for keeping in touch with the students.

Buzzi Unicem is fully aware of the importance of building and maintaining relationships of trust, based on mutual respect, active partnership, transparency and long-term collaboration with its stakeholders, in order to create shared value.

02 April 2021

Efficiency and safety for the Augusta plant: one year without injuries

The Augusta cement plant closed the year 2020 with an important achievement: the absence of injuries in the workplace, both for company employees and contractors.
The zero on this report highlights good practice that translates into safe and proper behavior, making the combination of "efficiency and safety" more valuable.

For Buzzi Unicem, this result represents tangible recognition of the commitment to health and safety of all personnel, both in-house and external, and an invitation to continue in this direction, aiming at continuous improvement.

2020

09 July 2020

Presentation of the “Bollettino di Storia Patria” (“Bulletin of Homeland History”) at the Augusta Plant

A press conference was held at the Augusta Plant to formalize the partnership established between Buzzi Unicem and the Società Augustana di Storia Patria (Augustan Society of Homeland History) and to anticipate the contents of the new Bulletin, sponsored by Buzzi Unicem.
During the meeting, the Company and its policy of dialogue with the local community were presented. It was also an opportunity to emphasize how much we want to support cultural and social initiatives and to valorize the context in which we operate, given the proximity of the plant to one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in the area, the Megara Iblea site.
The guests showed particular interest in the cement plant and its location, expressing a desire to organize guided tours in the future.
The press conference was recorded and broadcast by the channels of Webmarte (a local on-line newspaper) and can be watched on YouTube by following the link: 
https://youtu.be/pkn7uMVQyJs.

05 March 2020

Three-year Agreement signed with the Società Augustana di Storia Patria

A three-year agreement was signed in March 2020 with the cultural association "Società Augustana di Storia Patria" (Augustan Society of Homeland History) aimed at strengthening the local collaboration in the cultural sphere.

As soon as the Covid 19 emergency will allow it, the Buzzi Unicem Plant of Augusta will commit, together with the aforementioned association, to develop projects with schools and local organizations for the development of creative projects, exhibitions, guided tours of the plant aimed at the knowledge of the real situations that contribute to the growth and socio-economic development of the local community.

01 January 2020

Luca Pellino, new Manager of the Augusta Plant

As of January 1, Luca Pellino will be the new Manager of the Buzzi Unicem Plant in Augusta.

With a degree in metallurgical engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pisa, after short-lived experiences in companies operating in other sectors, in 2008 he began his career at Buzzi Unicem. During his professional career he worked for 3 years abroad, always within the Group, to arrive at the role of Plant Manager.

Luca Pellino will be the point of reference for the dialogue with the local communities as well as with the local stakeholders interested in discussing relevant issues in depth.