Cementarnica USJE won this year’s award for socially responsible action in the category “Environmental protection” for implementation of the project “Reducing air emissions”. This recognition validates company’s efforts to further reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the air. Although USJE’s footprint, in terms of air emissions, including nitrogen oxides, is under legal limits, the company decided to invest in a new advanced technology and additional equipment that additionally reduced (over 20% annually) the emissions of nitrogen oxides.
“This award reflects USJE’s respect of the values and interests of the community and our commitment to the principles of sustainable development, with a special emphasis on environmental protection. The fact that for the sixth consecutive year we are receiving awards in various categories speaks about the continuing and, above all, strategic approach of our company in the field of social responsibility. We receive this award in an extremely important moment for our company as we celebrate 60 years of establishment this year. It gives us additional motivation to continue achieving our business goals in an ethical and socially responsible manner,” said the Chief Executive Officer of Cementarnica USJE Boris Hrisafov, who also manages the board of corporate social responsibility of the company.
This is the second national award for social responsibility for Cementarnica USJE in the area of environmental protection. Previously, the company was awarded for projects implemented in the area of employee relations and market promotion.
In the area of environmental protection, Cementarnica USJE is certified with the System for Environmental Management ISO 14001: 2004 since 2006, and won the A – integrated environmental permit issued by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of the Republic of Macedonia in 2011.
The full report on corporate social responsibility and sustainable development of Cementarnica Usje for 2014 is available on the website www.usje.com.mk.Category: Member News