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Çimsa becomes the first Turkish company joining Cement Sustainability Initiative

11.08.2013

In accordance with its sustainability approach that it has integrated in all its activities, Çimsa, one of Turkey's prominent cement and building materials manufacturers, participated in Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), which is active under the protection of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Having realized all its businesses and operations with an understanding of sustainable future, Çimsa, one of Turkey's prominent industrial companies, took a significant step by joining the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as a member.

Stating that they aim to lead the sector to a livable future while profitably growing, Çimsa General Manager Mehmet Hacıkamiloğlu said: “With our over 40 years of experience, wide product range, innovative employees and our approach that respects to human beings and the environment, we keep on our efforts focused on creating a difference in our sector. Accordingly, being the first Turkish cement company that became a member of CSI, which carries on comprehensive works in sustainable development in our sector, is very important for us. As a part of the CSI, which works with a conscious that understanding and managing the sustainability subjects correctly is a prerequisite for development and growth in the sector, we will take firm steps towardsthesustainablefuture."

Mentioning that using sources efficiently, recovering wastes as energy and raw materials, and making investments in the renewable energy resources are important points of their route map, Hacıkamiloğlu further said, “As Çimsa, we set off this journey three years ago. We publish a sustainability report every year to share the developments we achieved in social, environmental and economical fields with the public.  This year we have very special targets. However, we do not confine ourselves with these and now make various challenging commitments as a member of CSI. We are currently planning the next 3 years' targets and are focusing on working hard toachievethesetasks".

CSI represents almost one third of the world cement production

Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a global initiative formed with the participation of 25 leading cement producers (including Çimsa) who are operating in more than 100 countries. CSI represents almost one third of theworldcementproduction.

All members of CSI include an integrated sustainable development in their business strategies and operations since they are looking for a strong commitment for a strong financial performance and equivalent social and environmental responsibility. In order to ensure a healthy knowledge sharing process at national, regional and international levels, CSI cooperates with national and regional cement commercial associations. CSI is an initiative of World Business Council Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

www.wbcsdcement.org

WBCSD creates business solutions for a sustainable world

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led global association of farseeing companies that activate the global business society to build a sustainable future for the business world, society and environment.

The Council applies a respected mechanism of ideas and effective defense mechanism to create constructive solutions jointly and perform joint actions with it members. Making use of strong relations it has with its stakeholders as a leading defender of commerce, the Council helps making negotiations and changing policies for the benefit of sustainable development.

WBCSD provides a forum to share the best practices in the subject of sustainable development for 200 member companies representing the entire business world, all continents and a revenue of total 7 trillion USD and also to develop innovative means that change the status quo. The Council makes use of a network that consists of 60 national and regional business councils and joint organizations, majority of which is in developing countries.

www.wbcsd.org

AboutÇimsa

Çimsa, one of the leading companies of Turkish industry, was stablished in 1972. Currently Çimsa is carrying out its operations with its 5 integrated plants in Mersin, Eskişehir, Kayseri, Niğde and Afyonkarahisar, a grinding facility in Ankara, Marmara Cement Packaging facility and Cement Packingfacility in Malatya.

As one of the first three brands in the world in white cement, Çimsa is an international cement manufacturer with its terminals in Hamburg (Germany), Trieste (Italy), Sevilla (Spain) Alicante (Spain), Famagusta (T.R.N.C.), Constanza (Romania) and Novorossiysk(Russia).

ÇİMSA meets the product and service needs of its customers in full and in a timelymanner withits market-orientedapproach and wide distribution network. As a reliablebusiness partner of itsshareholders, Çimsaprovidesthenecessarymaterials for livingareas, and their infrastructures, reaching tonextgenerations.

Çimsa, by manufacturing special type cements like whitecement and calcium aluminate cement besides greycement, leads the Turkishcement and building materials industry in innovation.

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