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China – Reducing the Environmental Impact of Transportation

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Sustainable development

China – Reducing the Environmental Impact of Transportation

The Chinese site in Wuhu has focused sustainable development initiatives on the reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions linked to the transportation of calcium carbonate. After researching the possible solutions, they found out that water transportation was the most efficient solution, which led to investment on barges. The results speak for themselves: the initiative has decreased energy consumed and CO2 emissions by a third.

Depuis 2005, notre périmètre de reporting Développement Durable englobe toutes les activités sur lesquelles nous exerçons un contrôle opérationnel.

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.