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Missouri Governor Michael Parson visits Buzzi Headquarters
24 May 2024

Missouri Governor Michael Parson visits Buzzi Headquarters

On 21st May 2024, the Governor of Missouri Michael Parson visited Buzzi, along with his wife Teresa and a large delegation made up of senators and members of the administration, as part of an extensive trade mission in Italy.

They were welcomed at the headquarters by Chairwoman Veronica Buzzi, CEO Pietro Buzzi, CTO Luigi Buzzi and COO Dirk Beese.

In the State of Missouri, the group has two important facilities, located in Cape Girardeau and Festus. This visit was an opportunity to illustrate the fruitful path of cooperation underway in the Midwest, where the company has been investing in infrastructure, technology and human capital for years, developing close ties with the local community in which it is fully integrated.

 

Buzzi gains control of Cimento Nacional in Brazil
17 May 2024

Buzzi gains control of Cimento Nacional in Brazil

Between May 16th and 17th, Buzzi SpA received notification of the exercise of the put option granted as part of the existing agreements to Grupo Ricardo Brennand, concerning the 50% stake in NCPAR (formerly BCPAR), the equal joint venture through which Buzzi has been operating in Brazil since 2018. As a result of this exercise Buzzi will acquire 100% control of NCPAR.

NCPAR owns 5 fully integrated cement plants and 2 grinding centers, with a total production capacity of over 7.2 million tons/year.

The execution of the sale agreement, following the exercise of the put option, is subject to approval by the Brazilian antitrust authority (CADE). It is believed that the transfer of the stake will likely take place by the end of the current fiscal year.

World Day for Health and Safety at Work
28 April 2024

World Day for Health and Safety at Work

On the World Day for Health and Safety at Work, Buzzi renews its commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for all its employees.

The health and safety of collaborators are absolute priorities and constitute the foundation of every activity. The company is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety that goes beyond compliance with regulations, to embrace a holistic approach that protects physical, mental and social life of all those who are part of our reality. Only through collective and continuous commitment it is possible to guarantee a safe, healthy and inclusive working environment for everyone.

In the last 6 months we have updated the Group policy by presenting it to the organization through new multimedia materials and workshops, facilitating interaction and sharing experiences to achieve the "Zero Accidents" goal.

Buzzi publishes the 2023 Sustainability Report
17 April 2024

Buzzi publishes the 2023 Sustainability Report

The 2023 Sustainability Report contains information regarding the Group's performance in the environmental, social and governance fields.
 
In 2023 Buzzi further reduced its CO2 emissions, in line with the objectives of the "Our Journey to Net Zero" roadmap for 2030 and 2050, while the use of renewable energy increased, a portion of which was self-produced with photovoltaic systems.

Speaking of environmental sensitivity, Buzzi reports on the project aimed at monitoring and safeguarding the biodiversity present in the quarries, in collaboration with the Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO).
 
With the publication of the new Health and Safety Policy, the company is committed to achieving the "zero injuries" goal, through initiatives that promote an even more inclusive, widespread and engaging health and safety culture.
 
Finally, the results of the analysis, carried out in 2023, on practices and activities for the protection of Human Rights are presented to verify the company's level of maturity and possible areas for improvement.
 

Buzzi Unicem USA and Lehigh University have been awarded funding for decarbonization projects
06 March 2024

Buzzi Unicem USA and Lehigh University have been awarded funding for decarbonization projects

Buzzi Unicem USA and Lehigh University have been awarded a $2 million grant from the US Department of Energy Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) to develop a project regarding low-carbon non-ordinary Portland cements that can decarbonize industries by advancing low-temperature calcined clays. This project, started in 2023, consists in the adoption of calcined clays as an alternative concrete binder, achieving durability with clay beneficiation. Calcined clays offer a promising low CO2 supplementary cementitious material with a 50% lower carbon footprint than traditional cement. The initial project started in early 2023.

The grant fits in with the recently announced $171 million in funding for 49 projects, promoted by IEDO, to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the development of innovative decarbonization technologies.

Carbon Disclosure Project rewards Buzzi's commitment
15 February 2024

Carbon Disclosure Project rewards Buzzi's commitment

As part of the company's decarbonization strategy, after the validation of our CO2 emissions reduction target by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi), in 2023 Buzzi participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) questionnaire, receiving the B score. In this way, the company has furthered its commitment to environmental transparency by disclosing its ecological footprint.

CDP is a global non-profit organization that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform: it collects data on greenhouse gas emissions and their management and evaluates companies based on the information collected and their performance. Its methodology provides for the assignment of a score to participating companies, based on the disclosure completeness, awareness and management of climate risks and the demonstration of implementing best practices, such as setting ambitious goals.

By disclosing through CDP, Buzzi is prepared to respond to the increasing demand for sustanability transparency from financial institutions, customers and policymakers.

For more information visit the website https://www.cdp.net/en

Massimo Toso elected as the new President of PCA
11 January 2024

Massimo Toso elected as the new President of PCA

Massimo Toso, current Buzzi Unicem USA’s President and CEO has been elected as President of PCA, a US association that promotes the use of cement and concrete not only in the USA but also internationally in partnership with other organizations in the same sector.
Massimo Toso has already served in 2023 as Vice Chair within the organization.

One of PCA's goals is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, defining the Roadmap as an overall strategy for the cement, concrete and construction industry to accomplish this ambitious target.

In this regard, new PCA Board Chairman Toso said: "As I assume the role of Chair in this pivotal moment, let our leadership unite in a shared commitment. Together, as the cement industry, we must confirm our goal to be part of the carbon reduction program defined by the PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality and be sure that cement and concrete will remain the most resilient and sustainable construction materials in the market."