In our company’s centenary year, we have decided to give greater relevance to the Sustainability Report, structuring the fourth edition according to the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines.
We would like to show the 2006 achieved results reporting infull the preface to the Sustainability report signed by our General Managers Pietro and Michele Buzzi. After one year since the beginning of their mandate, they renew the company's commitment and determination towards the sustainable development main principles.
"In our company’s centenary year, we have decided to give greater relevance to the Sustainability Report, structuring the fourth edition according to the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines.
By acquiring the principle under which sustainability development cannot be the responsibility of a few specialists operating in the environmental field or of communication professionals, Buzzi Unicem has assigned its national and international management the task of spreading the project spirit throughout all the 10 countries in which it operates.
The synergic stimuli we receive from this process of international sharing allow us to find the correct balance among the various ways in which the need for sustainability manifests itself and to strengthen our capacity to promote a responsible corporate culture.
A process is underway to involve the whole company concerning awareness of the impact that our activities can exercise on the communities and territories in which we operate, with the aim of fostering dialogue with stakeholders. We believe that the on-going improvement of our modus operandi must focus on the central importance of the individual and the environment, to achieve an increasingly responsible presence within the territory.
We will describe how the potential social and environmental impact is always in evidence in our decision-making process and how it has contributed to boosting the promotion of better products in terms of quality, being more sensitive to the environment and increasingly functional to the social-economic development of the markets we serve.
We will talk about our historic commitment to reduce electricity and fuel consumption, we will explain how we have achieved industrial safety and environmental results and how it is possible to extract raw materials modelling the territory and mitigating the relevant impact. We will show how we are preparing to extend as soon as possible the results achieved to those recently acquired entities which, in the past, were not able to receive adequate investments.
We will illustrate the new social ventures we have undertaken to cope with situations of need and how we can be an opportunity for the environment, re-using secondary raw materials and fuels obtained from waste. We take a trip through the company world using a different means, outside the logic of just numbers, communicating our attachment to our people and our land that has always characterized us along the path we have taken up to now. We believe that it is only by fostering a dynamic dialogue with our stakeholders that we can continue to satisfy the needs of the present generations, without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy theirs."