Summary

2015 Corporate Responsibility report

About
the 2015 report

This report summarizes Nesher’s social, financial and environmental activities.

About the report

In line with Nesher's environmental and social efficiency policy, and for the sake of transparency and easy access to information, the Company's 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report is now online. Quantitative data appears in tables and graphs, some of which are "live graphs" which can be clicked on to, present different data customized for specific stakeholder groups.

Reporting period:

The data in this report refers to calendar year 2015. Data from previous years is presented to allow comparison between years, identification of trends and future goal setting.


Reporting cycle:

The last report was published in 2015 and summarized Nesher’s activities in 2013-2014. So far, Nesher has opted to publish a public report once every two years in order to periodically monitor the trends and principal processes taking place in Nesher and at the Company’s plants.
From now on Nesher's annual report will be presented digitally on a dedicated website. Additional reporting to various stakeholders will take place in the interim between annual reporting dates. For more information on the company's dialogue with stakeholders please see the Social Resilience chapter.


Report boundaries:

The quantitative data in this report relates to Nesher’s two production plants: Nesher Haifa and Nesher Ramla (including the adjacent limestone quarry). Not included in this report are data regarding the following affiliated companies: Paper products Manufacturing (PPM) Ltd., M.P. Minerals and Marble Ltd., and Taavura Holdings Ltd., as well as outsourced activities and joint ventures outside the two Company plants.


Report contents:

Nesher’s reporting practices follow the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a cross-sector initiative that promotes environmental-social reporting in businesses. GRI guidelines are used by numerous environmental-social organizations and businesses around the world. For more information, visit the following website: www.globalreporting.org
The report complies with level G4-core requirements of the GRI and includes a reference to the GRI sector supplement of the mining and metal industry. As of December 2015, the following changes have taken place: CRH no longer manages the Company; Nesher Har-Tuv no longer owned by Nesher.


Measuring techniques:

For the purpose of analyzing the trends taking place in the Company in each of the reported subject areas, the report also refers to historical data. Presentation of the data was carried out according to the GRI protocol, as expected in reports of members of the global reporting initiative. Unless otherwise stated, the reported data are a result of direct measuring of the subject at hand and according to the computation methodologies defined under the Environmental Protection law (Emissions and Transfers to the Environment – Recording and Reporting Duties) 2012. Gathering of the information was carried out internally by various relevant Nesher environmental departments, Human Resources and the reporting plants.


Changes in reporting:

  • Until this reporting year, data on the Nesher Har-Tuv plant were included in the report as it was owned by Nesher. In 2015 the Har-Tuv facility was sold to competitors, and the information presented in the current report no longer includes data on this plant.
  • Quantitative data has been updated in all areas (economic, environmental, social).

Reporting highlights:

development

Sustainable development is a global objective that includes worldwide issues from poverty, hunger and unemployment to global health hazards, depletion of natural resources and the battle against climate change, etc. In September 2015 countries worldwide adopted a new program to develop sustainability directed towards eliminating poverty, preserving the Planet Earth and ensuring prosperity for all. The new sustainable development program includes 17 developmental objectives with 169 specific goals to be achieved in the next 15 years. The idea is to drive governments, businesses and the public to take action in the coming years in areas important to the future of the earth and humanity. The objectives and goals are interconnected and inseparable, and represent a balance between the three main aspects - economic, social and environmental - of sustainable development.

Nesher's core business directly concerns the Sustainable Development goal number 9 – "Industry Innovation and Infrastructure". Nesher activities also support other goals, such as "Climate Action" (SDG 13), "Responsible Consumption and Production" (SDG 12), "Sustainable Cities and Communities", and more. Nesher has chosen to refer to these goals as part of the issues to be dealt with in the Company's 2015 Corporate Responsibility report.

The topics reported in this report were chosen in accordance with the GRI criteria, including materiality. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) uses specific indicators for the cement industry. This report addresses these indicators. Nesher reports air emissions in accordance with the WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). In this report, emissions are reported per ton of clinker and ton of cementitious products, in order to allow comparisons to performance of other cement companies worldwide.

The content and highlights take into account Nesher’s unique stakeholders, as well as feedback received from the public and the regulators. The performance indicators, which appear in the GRI sector supplement for mining and metal industries – GRI’s most relevant supplement for Nesher to date – were implemented in this report.

As an industrial company with a plant of international scale, an emphasis was placed on the environmental effects of the company, both locally in Israel and globally. The standards according to which the performance of the plant was measured were also chosen in accordance with these needs.

In order to address local stakeholders in detail, Nesher hereby reports its primary environmental effects, which are presented and specified in this report for each plant. Looking ahead, the report describes Nesher’s short-term goals and its vision for the more distant future.

Nesher welcomes stakeholders’ feedback regarding the report. Currently, Nesher does not present the report for external assurance.

Contact:

  • Amit Marmur, Ph.D. | VP Environmental Affairs
  • Office: 972-73-2911558 | Fax: 972-73-2911383 E-Mail: amarmur@nesher.co.il
  • Address: 2 Hahazon St., P.O.B. 166, Ramla 72101, Israel
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