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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

Transparency

  • Goal:

    Increasing transparency and broadening the environmental and social reporting

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    Online Corporate Responsibility report published, giving local stakeholders access to designated information
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    Increasing availability of published quantitative data

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    Publication of quantitative data in this seventh Corporate Responsibility report. Detailed environmental reporting in compliance with PRTR requirements.

Service and Product Quality

  • Goal:

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

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    Nesher'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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    An investment of about NIS40 Million in 2017 in the area of environmental protection.
  • Goal:

    Business leadership combined with Corporate responsibility

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    "Platinum + " grade in Maala index.

Environmental Commitment and Responsibility

Energy and Climate Change

  • Goal:

    Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Reduction of at least 150K metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from alternative fuel usage until 2019.

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    Increasing the use of alternative fuels
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    Increasing the use of fuel substitutes as alternative energy sources to fossil up to 35% of the fuel mix in 2019.

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    Alternative fuels: 18.2% The Company is expanding the use of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) as an alternative fuel.
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    Reviewing the options for supporting and participating in technology innovations aimed at reducing environmental emissions.

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    Participation in a research of The European Union in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainable Material Management and Industrial Ecology

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    Leadership in implementation of optimal processes for using alternative raw materials

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    Leadership in implementation of optimal processes for using alternative raw materials
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    Produce and updated product Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for major Company products - Renew LCA for major products in 2018

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    In 2014 Nesher prepared a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for the three main types of cement in the international registry (valid up to 2019).
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    Utilization of existing wastes as raw material

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    The Company re-used 93k metric ton of process waste that could not be used in the past.
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    Quarries restoration plan

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    Nesher makes deposits to the Quarries Rehabilitation Fund founded in accordance to statutory requirements. Nesher has no control over the subsequent process – the actual rehabilitation is in the hands of the Quarries Rehabilitation Fund and the Committee for Planning and Construction.

Water

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    Reduction of freshwater consumption

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    All kilns used by Nesher are dry kilns. The Company uses water as part of the system for dust emissions reduction. The use of freshwater has been replaced by marginal water usage.

Community Involvement

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    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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    23% of the company employees volunteered in 2017

Discussions with stakeholders

  • Goal:

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

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    20,000 visitors at the Visitors Center. "Round Table" discussions with Nesher employees. Meetings with the Nesher Ramla plant's neighboring communities.

Discussions with stakeholders

  • Goal:

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

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    20,000 visitors at the Visitors Center. "Round Table" discussions with Nesher employees. Meetings with the Nesher Ramla plant's neighboring communities.