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Sustainability

The company has entered top eight of leading Latin American companies in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) international program ranking.


Cementos Argos was included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) ranking for Latin America thanks to its good practices in the field of sustainability and the quality and transparency of the information it disclosed on climate change through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR,WE WERE AWARDED THE SILVER CLASS DISTINCTION

We received the Silver Class distinction in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook of RobecoSAM, thus awarding us for being one of the companies with the best performance in terms of sustainability, thanks to the results we obtained in the survey of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Our high standards for compliance with regulations on sustainability, which were assessed by RobecoSAM, were the main argument for the awarding of this recognition.

Our commitment to economic, environmental and social sustainability, which transcends each of the markets in which we operate, and which we show through our contributions to different communities, governments, our collaborators, our customers, the educational sector and the environment, helped us obtain a noteworthy score in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which is why we were given the Silver Class distinction, for the second consecutive year now.

ARGOS' RESULTS IN THE DJSI

We are one of only three cement companies worldwide that were included in this index. In 2014, we improved our score and we were included in the Global Index and the Emerging Markets Index.

For the economic dimension, we obtained the highest score in the industry, with topics such as transparency, risks and supply chain management standing out. For the environmental dimension, our score was twice as high as the industry’s average, for aspects such as biodiversity, international product standards and water-related risks. Finally, for the social dimension, we showed significant improvement in areas such as labor aspects of human rights and relations with stakeholders, topics that are among our priorities and that are aligned to our sustainability strategy.

ADHERENCE TO SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

General: Pacto Global de las Naciones Unidas - UN Global Compact

Iniciativa de Cemento Sostenible - Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI)

Dimensión ambiental: Mandato por el Agua - CEO Water Mandate

Dimensión social: Empresas por la Paz - Business for Peace

Dimensión económica: Llamado a la Acción contra la Corrupción- Anticorruption and global devolopment agenda

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY