Carbon Disclosure Project’s A- List 2018 (2019)
Votorantim Cimentos was the best-rated cement company in Brazil and among the top three in the world in the Climate category. Only Heidelberg also received an A- score (no cement company received an A score).
“Healthy Company” (2019)
presented to Votorantim Cimentos Spain by the Spanish Association of Standardization and Certification (Aenor).
Latin-American Transformers Award, from Rede América (2019)
Votorantim Cimentos’ Babassu Chain Support Program, in Sobral/CE, was recognized in the Sustainable Businesses and Communities category.
Clemente Greco Award (2018)
In the Innovation, Environmental or Cement Sustainability Project category, the award-winning project was “Production of pozzolans from basic slag acidification”, developed by José Eustáquio Machado from the R&D & Quality team.
WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) (2019)
The #Reporting Matters initiative placed VC’s 2018 Integrated Report among the “Top Ten in the World” in the Building Materials industry.
Best evaluation by CDP (2018)
In early 2019, our climate change management received an A- grade by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), the best evaluation among 63 cement companies in the world. The organization maintains the most comprehensive environmental database, which, for more than 15 years, has supported the decisions of a network of investors valued at over US$ 100 trillion.
Integrated Report (2018)
Our 2017 Integrated Report was recognized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as the best report in the construction materials industry and in Latin America, and the fourth best in the world. In all, 158 reports were evaluated based on targets and commitments, strategy, performance, report navigation, design, conciseness and completeness.
Corporate Transparency (2018)
We led the “Transparency in Corporate Reports” ranking by Transparency International, which evaluates the 100 largest companies and the 10 largest banks in Brazil. Conducted for the first time, the study evaluates the level of corporate transparency of companies on three aspects: the way they disclose information about their anticorruption practices, organizational structure, and financial data related to performance in other countries.
Energy Management National Award (Canada) (2018)
Our St Marys Cement Bowmanville unit in Ontario was recognized by National Resources Canada (NRC) for significant energy savings and availability to share its experiences and systems. The NRC is a government organization that promotes the responsible use of the country’s natural resources.
Aggregates Producers Association (Canada) (2018)
VCNA’s Prairie Material Aggregates division earned awards in the safety, environment and community relations categories during the organization’s annual convention in Illinois (USA).
Sustainable Development/Spain (2018)
VCEAA received three awards from the Spanish Aggregates Association: first place in the Restoration category (Cova El Toril project, in Seville), first place in the Economic Contribution and Added Value to Society category (for the reactivation of the Oural cement unit and the quarry in Triacastela, and the recovery of Cova Eirós), and second place in Biodiversity, for the regeneration of the El Zairón gravel pit (Seville).
“Mi empresa es saludable” (2018)
VCEAA received an award in the Emotional Well-being category, a recognition to companies that place employee health as a strategic priority. Contribution to the environment – The Sivas unit, in Turkey, was recognized by the Environmental Board of Sivas for its environmental contribution and social responsibility projects, such as tree planting, quarry rehabilitation, landscaping and facility layout
2018 Gold Awards (2018)
VCEAA’s India unit received two top awards in 2018: environmental performance, by the Greentech Foundation, and health and safety, by Apex India.
Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association Awards (2018)
Our Canada Building Materials (CBM) Aggregates division received seven awards from the association, four for progressive rehabilitation and three for community relations, in recognition of the businesses’ commitment to sustainability.