Cementos Argos included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third-consecutive year

 Cementos Argos included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third-consecutive year
Published: 11 September 2015


The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has selected Cementos Argos once again as one of the three most sustainable cement companies in the world. For the third-consecutive year, the company managed to get the score necessary to be included in the World and Emerging Markets Indices.

For the economic dimension, Argos obtained the highest score in the industry, nearly doubling its average score, and being the best-placed company for aspects such as transparency, compliance and conduct, risk management and supply chain. For the social dimension, it got the best score for human capital development and social reporting. Finally, for the environmental dimension, it scored best in biodiversity, water-related risks and international production standards.

“This recognition truly reflects Argos’ spirit: the conviction of doing work that is carried out comprehensively and delicately in order to find a balance between social, economic and environmental aspects, and, through our efforts, taking the lead in building a better society in the countries in which we operate,” says Jorge Mario Velásquez, Cementos Argos’ CEO.

Argos is now part of a select group of 10 per cent of companies with the best performance in terms of sustainability worldwide, out of a group of 2500 stock-exchange-listed companies that were invited to participate in the assessment of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.