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Vision, Goals, and Achievements

The Nesher Vision

Nesher will strive to maintain Israel's strategic strength and independence in the cement arena.
Nesher offers Israel a strategic advantage thanks to its ability to provide the stability, continuity, and accessibility of a resource essential for its existence.
Nesher is committed to supplying its customers the most advanced quality products for building the country, with the support of experts and uncompromising service.
Nesher will be in the forefront of Israel's recycling industry and will promote a circular economy, creating a connection between the industry, the environment and the community.
Nesher will lead the local cement industry thanks to its innovative technology, dedicated work force, and commitment to promote the Israeli industry.

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Organizational Culture and Financial Goals

Transparency

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    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 eighth Corporate Responsibility report. Detailed environmental reporting in compliance with PRTR requirements.

Service and Product Quality

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    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. arn 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

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

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    An investment of about NIS34 Million in 2018 in the area of environmental protection.
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    Business leadership combined with Corporate responsibility

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    "Platinum + " grade in Maala index.

Environmental Commitment and Responsibility

Energy and Climate Change

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    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: 25% from the fuel mix. 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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    Alternative raw materials: 12.3% increase in the utilization of contaminated soil
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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 62k 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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    21% of the company employees volunteered in 2018

Safety and Health

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    Ongoing operations devoid of injuries and total commitment to prevention of human injuries.

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    In 2018 there were 28 work accidents (including contractor employees).

Discussions with stakeholders

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    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.