Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement
16 October 2019

To foster the sustainability of their production processes in Honduras, Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have signed an agreement for the disposal of post-industrial waste generated in some of Dinant’s production processes, including the plastics used in vegetable cultivation in the company’s greenhouses and in packaging of food, oils and soaps. Cementos Argos, which has an environmental permit to co-process waste at its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras.

The 12-month agreement establishes the technical, chemical and physical evaluation of the residues to be approved and incorporated into co-processing at the cement plant. At the end of the term of the agreement, both parties will sign a definitive contract.

“At Cementos Argos we bet on the sustainability of our business, committed to the care of the environment and the quality of life of the communities around us. We will continue to be active in the search for strategic allies, such as Dinant, that allow us to reduce the impact on the environmental footprint in Honduras and in turn, become more efficient as a company, ”said Gustavo Uribe, CEO of Cementos Argos in Honduras.

Miguel Mauricio Facussé, executive president of Dinant, said: “Since its inception, almost 60 years ago, Dinant has been a company committed to all the components of what is now known as sustainability, the alliance with Argos, through which we will be ensuring the adequate final disposal of part of the waste generated in some of our production processes in our manufacturing plants, ensures continuity with our unwavering commitment to continue building a sustainable business, incorporating elements of great importance such as being respect for the environment, relationships with members of the communities that surround our operation sites and relevant projects framed within the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility.”

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