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AIST (Architecture. Innovations. Construction. Technologies) for “Green technologies”

November 11, 2011

On November 10th, 2011 in Central House of Artists (Moscow) Holcim became the winner of the main award of the “Green project” festival – a statuette AIST (Architecture. Innovations. Construction. Technologies). Project of plant reconstruction in Kolomna was recognized as the best one in the nomination “ECO enterprise”.

Holcim plant in Kolomna which was inaugurated on July 13th, 2011 attended by Russian and Swiss Presidents today becomes a model cement plant in such key indicators as environment protection, economical consumption of natural resources, improvement of all types of energy consumption efficiency, innovative technologies as well as minimum risks of accidents at work.

On November 09-10, 2011 in Moscow the International festival of Innovative technologies in architecture and construction “Green project” was held. Holcim appeared to be its partner for the second time. Among the tasks of the festival there were – support for active implementation of innovative, environmentally safe construction materials and technologies as well as sharing of knowledge, experience, professional and best creative practices in the sphere of sustainable development and “green” construction. Holcim operates in 70 countries of the world committing to the principles of sustainable development.

The concept of the Company exhibition stand was “Swiss Roses growing on Russian Soil”. Blossomed out red roses at the exhibition stand of the Swiss brand Holcim on November 9-10, 2011 symbolize the Company concern for ecology and strive for minimization of ecological impact of the enterprise.

All visitors of the stand were gifted with a rose. Employees of the Company with pleasure shared their successful experience: launch of a new “dry” process production line, results of the 3d regional ceremony of Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, corporate ecological campaigns (“Paper Free Day”, holiday “Green World Made by Yourselves” etc.)

At the ceremonial opening of “Green Project” festival Horia Adrian, CEO Holcim (Rus), delivered a greeting speech. He put an emphasis upon the efforts to preserve our environment today for future generations – our children, grandchildren and grand grandchildren. Horia mentioned that participation in such events was a question of “honour” because promotion of “green” construction idea had been a part of Holcim ideology.

“Green technologies” competition was carried out in the frame of the “Green Project” festival. Holcim became the winner in the nomination “ECO enterprise” for the opening of the new “dry” production line, modern and environmentally friendly. The Company was awarded with a diploma and a statuette of AIST presented for the first time.

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