4th Annual Meeting of Sustainable Leadership Platform

​​All the innovation of our pozzolanic cement and our concrete was presented by Walter Dissinger CEO of Votorantim Cimentos, during th e 4th Annual Meeting of Sustainable Leadership Platform, held on August 6th, in the Federation of Industries of São Paulo’s theater.​

Besides Votorantim Cimentos, the event brought together leaders of other big companies, such as Natura, Braskem and 3m. The main topics covered in presentations were: co-creation of products, production processes less socio-environmental impacting and solutions to the green economy demand.

"We have a huge responsibility to minimize the impacts of our production process , since the gas emission is an inevitable reaction to our operation. Therefore, our commitment is to increase the sustainability in our environmental practices , influencing positively the entire industry" , said Dissinger . According to him, this need drove the study that gave rise to pozzolanic cement, a product with differentiated quality and low environmental impact .

Another innovation with a focus on low cost and respect for the environment are the high-strength concrete .Self- compacting concrete : because of its characteristic of not needing to be spread , this product reduces the number of large buildings pillars , expanding the area available in buildings; and Permeable Concrete: suitable for capture and rain water reuse.

"The responsibility of our challenge increases if we think that by 2050 we will have a population of 9 billion people , considering that concrete is one of the most consumed products in the world. Therefore, we must think of the whole chain , focusing on the sustainability of buildings . If we have a longer life for buildings and constructions , we achieve greater efficiency and productivity with less consumption and use of raw materials , "explains Walter.

About Sustainable Leadership Platform

The Sustainable Leadership Platform is a movement launched in June 2011 , bringing together 39 presidents and 11 executives of large Brazilian companies around the mission to connect, inspire and educate young business leaders to the issue of sustainability . The initiative has already reached about 60,000 managers in over 240 events in Brazil - and countries like France, Spain, Portugal , Canada and Argentina - and more than 1.1 million people with video lectures available channels in YouTube and Vimeo . The Annual Meetings take place through a partnership with consultancy Sustainable Idea: Strategy and Intelligence Sustainability .

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