Respecting the environment

Our commitment is driven by environmental management systems that inspire us for an essential respect for the planet

Our commitment is driven by environmental management systems that inspire us for an essential respect for the planet

Emissions reduction, consumption of alternative and renewable energy, recycling of water in the production cycle, use of non-virgin materials, maximization of the recovery of waste produced: in defining our strategies, we place great value on processes, technologies and materials for a more efficient use of energy and natural resources.
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605 kg/t

cementitious product

Specific net scope 1 CO2 emissions (2022)

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433 thousand

tons

Non-natural and recycled materials for concrete production (2022)

Climate change, energy and CO2 emissions

We recognize the efforts made by the international community to mitigate climate change…

Circular economy

Even in the production of cement, it is possible to adopt good practices in compliance with the principles of the circular economy…

Environmental protection

In our production processes, water is an irreplaceable element. Water is essential to reduce the temperature of gases…

Climate Change, Energy and CO2 Emissions

Buzzi is committed to climate change mitigation and to a transparent disclosure of its strategy to assess and manage the associated risks and opportunities

Buzzi is committed to climate change mitigation and to a transparent disclosure of its strategy to assess and manage the associated risks and opportunities

We recognize the efforts made by the international community to mitigate climate change. This is why we operate in line with the objectives set by international climate policies, and we are committed to reducing our CO2 emissions in our operations.
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Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern
energy for all.

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Our Journey to Net Zero

Our energy consumption for cement production in 2022

The production of cement and its basic constituent (clinker) is a process that requires a high amount of energy. Find out more through the graph.

Thermal energy Production of cement and, in particular, of clinker requires a significant use of thermal energy provided by the combustion of fuels. To produce clinker, kilns need to reach a temperature of approximately 1,450°C.
Thermal energy
88.4%
Electrical energy Electrical energy consumption is mainly due to the preparation of raw materials, to the kiln stage and to the cement grinding process. Electrical energy consumption accounts for approximately 12% of total energy.
Electrical energy
11.6%
104,757 TJ Energy consumption for cement production in 2022

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Circular economy

An important resource: recycled materials from other industrial processes

An important resource: recycled materials from other industrial processes

Even in the production of cement, it is possible to adopt good practices in compliance with the principles of the circular economy: some natural raw materials can be replaced with waste materials deriving from other industrial processes.
With the use of co-combustion of waste-derived fuels, we achieve full recovery of energy and materials and lower pollutant emissions: a more sustainable solution than waste-to-energy, incineration, or landfill disposal and a concrete contribution to reducing global CO2 emissions by lowering the use of fossil fuels.
The production of concrete is also part of the virtuous process of circular economy thanks to the use of suitably treated construction and demolition waste, such as, for example, recycled aggregates.
Waste of steel processing and production residues of sulfuric acid can be used instead of iron ore. Chemical gypsum obtained from the treatment of combustion gases from electrical power plants can replace natural gypsum; slag and fly ash, thanks to their hydraulic properties, can partially be used instead of clinker and pozzolans.
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9.4%

Raw materials for cement production originating from recovered materials (2022)

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1.7%

Non-natural and recycled materials used in concrete (2022)

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Environmental protection

The recycling of water previously used in the process, where possible, is always favored. Storm water recovery systems allow to reduce water withdrawal from other sources.

The recycling of water previously used in the process, where possible, is always favored. Storm water recovery systems allow to reduce water withdrawal from other sources.

In our production processes, water is an irreplaceable element. In the cement production cycle, water is essential to reduce the temperature of gases leaving the kiln system and the temperature of cement during grinding process, to abate dust in the plants and to cool down engines and machines. Moreover, it is one of concrete’s main ingredients. However, if properly dosed, it can come from recovery sources, such as rainwater and washing water.
In addition to the actions to reduce CO2 emissions, we adopt processes, technologies and materials that make it possible to limit and reduce other main emissions associated with clinker production (dust, NOx and SO2). Dust emissions from the kiln system are reduced thanks to the installation of new filtration systems. Nitrogen oxides (NOx), deriving from combustion in the kiln system, are limited by means of various abatement systems using urea or ammonia solutions and new-generation Low-NOx burners. Finally, sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions, coming from sulfur contents of natural resources and fuels, are controlled imposing strict limits on the purchase of raw materials and fuels.

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