Vision, Goals, and Achievements

2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report > Environmental Resilience

Vision, Goals, and Achievements

The Nesher Vision

  • Nesher is a leading company with a tradition and a reputation,
    supplying most of the cement in the market and representing the quintessence of co-existence of industry, environment and community;
  • Nesher bases its market share on the loyalty of our customers, who benefit from the highest quality and availability of products and services on the market;
  • The company’s strength lies in its employees, whom it empowers and supports to safeguard their loyalty to the Nesher ethos, and in its commitment to constant technological improvement.
  • Nesher preserves and reinforces its competitive edge in the market,
    and develops construction and environmental products synergetic to its core industry.

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Organizational Culture and Financial Goals

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Transparency

Goal:
Increasing transparency and broadening the environmental and social reporting

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Online Corporate Responsibility report launched, giving local stakeholders access to designated information
Goal:
Increasing availability of publication of quantitative data

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Status report for 2015Publication of quantitative data in
this seventh Corporate Responsibility
report, as well as environmental
data in monthly report in
the Company's website.
Detailed environmental reporting in
compliance with requirements of PRTR.

Service and Product Quality

Goal:
Maintaining the best service for Nesher's clients – Product availability and quality

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Status report for 2015Nesher's customer service
is available for any issue. Nesher's cement has been certified for the Israeli standard. Some cements have been certified for the Green Building standard. arn.

Business and Environmental Excellence

Goal:
Continue investments in
environmental protection: In maintenance,
development, and innovation.

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Status report for 2015An investment of about
NIS47 Million in 2015 in the area of
environmental protection.

Environmental Commitment and Responsibility

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Energy and Climate Change

Goal:
Reduction of
greenhouse gas emissions

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Status report for 2015Increasing the
use of alternative
fuels
Goal:
Increasing the use
of fuel substitutes as alternative
energy sources to fossil fuel
up to 20% of the fuel mix

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Status report for 2015Alternative fuels: 8%
The Company has begun using Refuse
Derived Fuel (RDF) as an alternative fuel.
Goal:
Participation in and
reporting to the voluntary reporting
mechanism for greenhouse
gas emissions

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Status report for 2015Nesher has been reporting
since the mechanism was set
up (6 years) and also participates in the process
and dialogue taking place between the
Ministry of Environmental Protection
and stakeholders

Sustainable Material Management
and Industrial Ecology

Goal:
Leadership in implementation
of optimal processes for using
alternative raw materials

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Status report for 2015Alternative raw materials: 12.4%
Maintaining leadership regarding
accepted international criteria
for utilization of alternative raw materials
Goal:
Product Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

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Status report for 2015Nesher prepared a Life Cycle
Analysis (LCA) and published
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
for the three main types of cement in
the international registry.
Goal:
Utilization of existing wastes
and using construction waste as
material for infrastructures

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Status report for 2015The Company re-uses process
waste that could not be used
in the past.
Goal:
Quarries restoration plan

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Status report for 2015Nesher makes deposits to
the Quarries Rehabilitation
Fund founded in accordance to
statutory requirements

Water

Goal:
Reduction of freshwater consumption

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Status report for 2015The use of freshwater for
cooling and dust prevention has been replaced by marginal water.

Social Commitment and Responsibility

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Occupational Safety and Health

Goal:
Ongoing operations devoid of
injuries and a total commitment to
preventing human injury

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Status report for 2015In 2015, 30 work
accidents occurred
(including contractors)

Community Involvement

Goal:
As of 2014, a goal has been
set to increase employee
volunteering rates to 30% of
Company employees volunteering
or involved
in activities for the community

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Status report for 201526% of the company
employees volunteered
2015

Discussions with stakeholders

Goal:
Creating ongoing dialogue
with the company’s stakeholders:
employees, community, social,
environmental and professional
organizations

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Status report for 201523,000 visitors at the
Visitors Center. "Round Table"
discussions with Nesher employees.
Meetings with surrounding
communities.
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