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Çimsa publishes GRI G4 compatible 2013 Sustainability Report

Carrying out efforts that create a difference in the cement and construction materials industry for more than 40 years, Çimsa published its 2013 Sustainability Report, prepared according to the basic application level principles set out in the GRI G4 reporting guidelines.

Aiming to integrate its sustainability approach to the functions in every level of the company as an important actor in the cement industry, Çimsa prepared its Sustainability Report, containing the performance recorded in 2013, in line with the core level principles set out in the GRI G4 reporting guidelines.

Çimsa General Manager Nevra Özhatay indicated that they set progressing to a sustainable future with sound steps as a priority and that they grouped sustainability efforts under four main axis this year and said: “As Çimsa, we are aware that our risks are not only based on investment and business. Sustainability issues have become more important in today’s business world. Therefore, we are endeavoring for taking industry-leading actions about occupational health and safety, water, energy costs, emissions and supply chain in our company. We are also operating with the awareness that integrating sustainability into the company strategy and efforts in all functions increases our financial, competitive and innovative power and helps us in achieving our targets.”

A resource of 13.5 million dollars reserved for sustainability projects

Özhatay continued, “Çimsa is aware that it is not possible to talk about a sustainable economic development without protecting the environmental resources in an environment where the resources are getting less day by day. Therefore, sustainability efforts have taken a special place and importance in our investment program for the year 2013 and an investment of 13.5 million dollars was made for sustainability and environment during the year, and this amount corresponds to 36 percent of our total investment. This is an important indicator for the importance considered by Çimsa for sustainability and environment.”

General Manager Nevra Özhatay stated that there were important progresses for Çimsa during the report period and said, “Çimsa has been the first Turkish company accepted as a member to CSI (Cement Sustainability Initiative) representing approximately one third of the global cement production. In addition to this, Çimsa officially accepted the UN Global Compact and became a part of a common culture in the business world.”

Highlights from Çimsa Sustainability Report 2013...

  • While the total alternative raw material use was 87 thousand tons in 2010, it increased to 322 thousand tons in 2013.
  • The alternative fuel use rate of Eskişehir Plant has realized as 25%.
  • Mersin Plant Waste Gas Power Generation Plant ensured 26 thousand tons of CO2 saving with 49 million Kwh generated.
  • Çimsa maintained its “2nd Most Favourite Company” title in the industry.
  • In Blue Helmet Occupational Health and Safety Competition 2013, Tece Ready-Mixed Concrete Plant of Çimsa in Mersin ranked first, while Aksaray Ready-Mixed Concrete Plant ranked second and Pamukova and Misis Ready-Mixed Concrete Plant ranked third with the same score.
  • Çimsa and subcontractor employees received 29.2 hours/person training during 2013.
  • The first Stakeholder Meeting of the industry has been held.

Targets of Çimsa for 2020...

  • While the alternative fuel usage was 3.4% in 2010 as the average of Çimsa, this amount increased to 7.0% in 2013. It’s been aimed to increase this rate to 10.6% by 2020.
  • A target beyond the compliance with the laws has been achieved as a result of bag filter investment made for dust emission values. Dust NOx values are monitored online. While the online monitoring rate of the stacks in 2013 was around 43%, it’s aimed to reach 100% by 2020.
  • The area rehabilitated reached to 12 hectares in 2013. It’s aimed to increase this amount to 16 hectares by 2020.
  • It’s been planned to handle the Supply Chain Management more intensively.
  • It’s been planned to organize local stakeholder meetings, take the opinions of the stakeholders, and integrating these opinions into the business model.
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