Sustainability

Sustainable Business Models

A sustainable business model reflects a successful business model established by planning and implementing roles and responsibilities in order to ensure medium and long-term orientation to economic, social and environmental targets with Stakeholders engagement. 

We have the goal to contribute to the sustainable development of the company and society while providing competitive advantage via creating superior value for our business partners and customers in our supply chain.

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At Çimsa, we sustain our efforts to reduce the carbon emission intensity that occurs during the life cycle of our products as part of the sustainable product development approach.

As part of the EU taxonomy, 10 different sustainable products, in which the clinker utilization rates in cement are reduced and the product content is enriched with cementitious substances, have been offered to our customers.

At Çimsa R&D center, we are working on new generation additives in grey, white and calcium aluminate cement products. While developing sustainable products with low carbon emissions by using by-products, wastes from other industries such as slag, bottom ash, fly ash as additives or utilizing different resources, we also look for alternative raw material resources.

On the other hand, our works on a new generation cement clinker project having a different raw material composition and lower firing temperature than portland cement clinker are ongoing. The outputs of this project are likely to enter our sustainable product portfolio.

We are aware of the significance of including business partners in the supply chain during our own development journey; hence, we develop “Responsible Supply Chain Policies”.

Adaptation of our supply chain to our carbon neutral roadmap and action plans to tackle climate change are among the material issues we have defined by 2030. As a first step, we carry out Scope 3 calculations by including all inputs and outputs as part of the supply chain. As part of our climate change strategy and action plan, we adopted the holistic management of GHG emissions throughout the value chain as our main strategy. 

We carry out activities that require transportation operations during the procurement of raw materials and auxiliary materials as well as during the selling process of products. Accordingly, we closely follow technological developments that will support low-emission transportation alternatives that will reduce the Scope 3 emissions, expansion of electric vehicles on the highways, and transition to low-emission fuels in sea transportation; and we prepare projections for the future.

We implement audit and control systematics in order to ensure that all of our suppliers' environmental, occupational health and safety, quality and sustainability-based skills are developed and their internal practices meet our demands.