Argos recognised for sustainability efforts

Argos recognised for sustainability efforts
Published: 22 January 2015

Tagged Under: Colombia sustainability Argos 

Argos has been awarded a Silver Class distinction in Robeco SAM’s 2015 Sustainability Yearbook for the second consecutive year.

The company was included in the Yearbook once again for having one of the best sustainability performances due to the results it obtained in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index survey.

Private entity RobecoSAM independently assesses the sustainability performances of companies that are part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It lists the most sustainable companies of every industry worldwide in its Sustainability Yearbook.

Each year, more than 3000 companies from around the world are invited to participate in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment. This year, some 820 companies accepted the invitation to be classified into the Gold, Silver or Bronze categories according to their results. For each of the 59 industries, the company with the highest score is named as the “Industry Leader.”

Argos’ commitment to economic, environmental and social sustainability was the basis on which the company obtained its results in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which in turn lead the company to being awarded the Silver Class distinction again.

"At Argos, sustainability is one of the fundamental pillars that outline all of our actions and that make us commit to working within a context of high standards in this field. This is why we are so pleased to have been included, one again, in the Silver Class category, which not only recognizes our sustainable management, but which also challenges us to continue consolidating ourselves as a solid company that creates long-lasting value and benefits,” says Maria Isabel Echeverri, Argos’ Vice President of Sustainability.

To be included in the Yearbook, companies must have one of the highest scores in their industry. In Argos’ home market of Colombia, for example, other companies such as Grupo Sura and Grupo Nutresa were also included in the Sustainability Yearbook.

"The results published by RobecoSAM provide a perspective of the investment risks and opportunities in each country, seeking to create value and build up investors’ trust in the long term," Argos noted.

For an overview of some of Cementos Argos' key sustainability achievements as well as future goals see International Cement Review, December 2014.