2021

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.

01 February 2021

Giuseppe Paci, new Manager of the Guidonia Plant

From February 1, Giuseppe Paci will be the new Manager of Buzzi Unicem Plant in Guidonia.

A surveyor with specific skills as mechanical engineer, he started his professional career in engineering companies. He joined Buzzi Unicem in the 1990s and held several positions until he reached the position of Plant Manager. His career has taken him to different plants in Italy that have offered him the opportunity to interface with different local companies, an experience that he will be able to capitalize on in this new challenge.

2020

15 December 2020

ArenA Buzzi Unicem: a project for a multipurpose space at the Guidonia Cement Plant

Buzzi Unicem kicked off the "ArenA Buzzi Unicem" project, a study designed to turn a large space inside the Buzzi Unicem cement plant in Guidonia into a multipurpose area, through the tools of art and architecture.

The Company, which has always been committed to fostering exchange with the local social context, has involved the artist Alfredo Pirri and the Department of Architecture of the University of Roma Tre, led by Paolo Desideri, in this project. The objective is to develop a plan for the reconversion of a currently underutilized warehouse in order to turn it into an area intended for cultural, educational and social activities, completely opened to the outside world.
As part of the workshop designed to launch the project, the opening day was held at the Guidonia Plant, when more than 50 students from the Architectural Design Course and the PhD in Landscapes of the Contemporary City were asked to retrace the similarities between the worlds of art, industry and territory, with the aim of gathering contextual information, suggestions and design indications useful for elaborating design concepts.
The students' involvement continued in the form of an architecture charrette, an intense week of design, study days and workshops at the Faculty of Architecture that culminated in the students submitting their design proposals to a panel of experts and professionals at the end of the workshop.

A few particularly deserving and interested students were selected to work alongside Alfredo Pirri and Paolo Desideri in the drafting of a subsequent feasibility study.
The ambition of the project, should the preliminary study confirm the feasibility of what has been conceived so far, is to make the area usable within the next 18 months. The requalified area will also host a permanent exhibition of the conceptual watercolors created by the artist Pirri, as a testimony of the origins of the project and as the foundation of the initiative.

ArenA Buzzi Unicem wants to be a unique and original example of integration between factory and local community.

ArenA Workshop Brochure
Below is the link to the post published on the homepage of the University of Roma Tre: https://architettura.uniroma3.it/articoli/arena-buzzi-unicem-workshop-138802/

06 September 2020

At the Guidonia Plant, Buzzi Unicem and ASD MC Bike Training together for cycling

The Bike Park of the ASD MC Bike Training cycling school was inaugurated at the Guidonia Plant.

The Bike Park is a project that came about thanks to the support of Buzzi Unicem, which accepted the request of the cycling school to have a plot of land where to carry out their sports activities, in particular cross-country, circuits for cross country speed races and enduro, as well as downhill time trials.

Buzzi Unicem has always supported projects in favor of the local community and the partnership with MC Bike Training reinforces the values linked to personal growth, especially in the world of young people, who look for fun, fellowship and individual growth in sports.

"We are very satisfied with this project, which further strengthens the link between our company and the local community. The creation of a bike park where young people can take part in open-air sports activities is an extremely positive result, the result of synergy between Buzzi Unicem and associations that believe in sport and young people," says Dorino Cornaviera, Manager of the Guidonia Plant.

The bike park is located near the "Formelluccia" quarry on land granted on loan for use to the school and which lends itself to jumps and tracks for athletes on two wheels.

MC Bike Training, recognized by the Italian Cycling Federation, is a well-established presence in the area and plays a role of social promotion in bringing children to the world of sport, especially the world of cycling, cycle cross and baby cross

13 July 2020

Buzzi Unicem supports the initiative promoted by the Association “I Progetti del Cuore”

Buzzi Unicem supports the initiative promoted by the Association “I Progetti del Cuore”.

The inauguration ceremony of the minibus "I Progetti del Cuore" was held in the square of the Municipality of Guidonia Montecelio. The vehicle will be used to transport people belonging to the most vulnerable categories, such as the elderly, the children and the disabled.

The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of the City of Guidonia Montecelio, Michel Barbet, and the President of the Association "I Progetti del Cuore", Annalisa Minetti, who thanked all the companies that supported the project, along with the Manager of the Guidonia Plant, Dorino Cornaviera.