As a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Italcementi Group has signed the Cement Sustainability Initiative’s Agenda for Action, the first formal commitment that binds a number of world cement industry leaders. Moreover, Italcementi has adhered to the Global Compact, a strategic initiative promoted by the United Nations to align companies operations and plans with universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, working conditions, environment and ethics.
Through the activities of i.lab, the Research and Innovation Centre rated Leed Platinum and designed by American arch. Richard Meier, the Group intends to anticipate market trends and requirements promoting the concept of sustainable construction.
The Group has recently launched i.nova, the innovative market approach based on 11 families of performance through which Italcementi Group aims to offer its leadership in innovation to the building community.
In 2015, the Innovation Rate, which represents the incidence of high-added-value products to total turnover, rose from 6.6% to 7.9%, with an overall value of more than 337 million euro.
In 2013 Italcementi established the international award arcVision Prize - Women and Architecture, which aims at promoting the designers who best interpret the role of the architect through significant civil, residential and services construction projects, particularly in the social field.