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ImerFill®: Reducing Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

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Sustainable development

ImerFill®: Reducing Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

Calcium carbonate has been researched and developed as a substitute for part of the Portland cement or for alternative cement replacement materials in concrete mixes. For every short ton of cement replaced, ImerFill products reduce CO2 emissions by 1716 pounds, improving the carbon footprint of the finished concrete.

The ImerFill product family, developed in 2008, is designed specifically for cement-based applications. ImerFill products are engineered minerals that enhance the properties of concrete and other cement-based products while reducing the amount of water needed for their application.

Sustainable Development 2011
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Strategy

Our Sustainable Development policy supports the Group’s long-term strategy. Actions are guided by a three-year plan that sets goals for each of our areas of activity. The three-year plan also provides for gradual, continuous performance improvement.

Environmental focus

We work to reduce our environmental impact and use natural resources efficiently. We control our activities’ impact on the environment and set up management systems that allow us to improve our performance continuously.

Social Focus

Health and Safety, Human Resources, Ethic, and dialogue with our neighboring communities are among our main corporate social responsibility priorities.