Italcementi receives social award

Italcementi receives social award
Published: 15 June 2006

Italcementi achieved recognition for TX Active®, the photocatalytic active principle for cement products capable of fighting against air pollution, by receiving the Sodalitas Social Award. Italcementi was granted this prestigious honour in the category “Innovation - significant social and environment-friendly products”.

“I am pleased to stress that this innovative outcome developed by Italcementi is the result of Italian research, said the company’s Chairman, Giampiero Pesenti. An important goal for those who believe like us that the mission of a major industrial group also includes meeting the need to improve the quality of life for all of us.

This award “catalyzes” our commitment to Sustainable Development, a path that Italcementi adopted six years ago by joining the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and by signing the Agenda for Action, the first formal commitment binding the ten international cement companies to an action plan on climate protection, responsible use of fuels and raw materials, health and safety at workplace, interactions with local communities and stakeholders.”

Sodalitas Social Award, at its fourth edition, is an initiative of Sodalitas Association that was founded back in 1995 by Assolombarda and a group of companies and managers. The Italian association, that was thought as a bridge between corporate and non-profit worlds, actively promotes issues of corporate social responsibility.