Bucharest, 27th April 2011 – Holcim Romania became the official partner of the European Commission "Sustainable Energy Europe" Campaign for the second time in a row. This partnership comes as a European recognition of the company’s efforts to improve efficiency of production and to preserve the natural resources.
Holcim Romania joined "Sustainable Energy Europe" Campaign with the “Low Carbon Footprint Products” project, which is being implemented at the company’s Alesd and Campulung cement plants and which includes investments amounting to 12 million EUR. In this project, which will be finished at the end of 2011, new facilities will be installed in order to increase the waste co-processing capacity.
Waste treatment by co-proccesing in cement plants provides numerous benefits in terms of environmental protection, one of them being that the recovery of the energy and mineral contents of wastes which takes place in co-processing helps the conservation of non-renewable resources of energy and raw materials. An additional benefit is contribution of this method to reduce greenhouse emissions that would result from the waste treatment in landfills or incineration.
“Low Carbon Footprint Products” project joined the Production section of the "Sustainable Energy Europe" Campaign, where there were more than 300 projects registered, from which 70 came from Romania.
The worldwide Holcim Group voluntarily committed to reduce its CO2 emissions until 2015 by 25% as compared to 1990. „The partnership with this European Commission campaign proves once again our commitment to improve our energy efficiency and to contribute to the saving of non-renewable energy sources”, Daniel Bach, CEO of Holcim Romania.
The "Sustainable Energy Europe" initiative is part of the "Europe - Intelligent Energy" program, developed by the European Commission. Its objectives are the promotion of the sustainable energy production and efficient utilization all across Europe and the enhancement of the public awareness on these issues. The initiative promotes and awards local, regional or international projects that reach the objectives of this program.
For more information about the project of Holcim Romania, please visit the website of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign: http://www.sustenergy.org/.
Holcim (Romania) S.A. has two cement plants in Campulung and Alesd, and one grinding station in Turda, 19 ecological concrete stations, 5 aggregate plants and one cement terminal in Bucharest. Holcim (Romania) S.A. has approximately 1.100 employees. For more information, please visit company’s website, www.holcim.ro
Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, gravel and sand) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in around 70 countries on all continents.