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29 June 2021

Presentation of the book “Spalti on the Road” by Giampiero Vola: journey to the football fields of the province of Cuneo and beyond

The book “Spalti on the Road – journey to the football fields of the province of Cuneo and beyond” written by Giampiero Vola, an employee at Buzzi Unicem’s Robilante plant, will be presented on Friday, July 2 at 7 PM, at the Luigi Buzzi Social Center of Robilante (via S. Margherita 32). 
The author, Giampiero Vola, describes his book as “carefully disorganized notes from a year of football (2019-2020 season) without a bench, disorganized to the extent that they range from youth football to professional football, including oratories, terraces, beautiful fields or gloriously covered in mud”. According to the author, football “doesn’t just mean being on the field, it also involves observing and listening to the sounds from outside”.  
Organized by the Social Center together with the Pro Loco of Robilante, the evening will offer an opportunity to discuss the inspiration behind the book with the author, who will be happy to answer any questions at the end of the presentation. 
Upon the wishes of Giampiero Vola, the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Associazione ABIO (Assistenza Bambini In Ospedale – ABIO Association, a children’s hospital charity) – Azienda Ospedaliera S. Croce e Carle (S. Croce e Carle Hospital) in Cuneo.
Spalti on the Road can be purchased directly at the event. 

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.

2020

01 May 2020

Paolo Paoletti, new Manager of the Robilante Plant

As of May 1, Paolo Paoletti will be the new Manager of the Buzzi Unicem plant in Robilante.

With a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Genoa, he began his professional career at a company in the sector where he stayed for several years, covering various roles up to that of Planto. After a significant experience abroad, he returned to Italy to continue his career in cement companies until he joined Buzzi Unicem.

01 June 2020

Buzzi Unicem Bike Team Robilante - Lugagnano Off Road twinship

The twinship between the Buzzi Unicem Bike Team of Robilante and the Lugagnano Off Road was established in Lugagnano.

Both companies are present and have been working for years in their respective areas with the aim of approaching and training young people to the discipline of off-road cycling, thanks to the collaboration of FCI-certified teachers who take care of their training from the very first pedaling, for recreational-motor purposes, up to the technical/athletic training necessary to take part in the competitions.

The Robilante athletes were able to pedal along a route that winds through the hills and around the town characterized by picturesque views, steep climbs and technical trails, whilst the Bike Park of the Lugagnano Off Road company hosted activities full of obstacles and challenging passages.

The day ended with a visit to the Vernasca cement plant, where the Manager stressed how sports, in our case cycling, can promote and allow the sharing of positive experiences and growth for everyone.