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Budimex awarded the title of a Sustainable Construction Leader

News date: October 12, 2021
Budimex awarded the title of a Sustainable Construction Leader

Budimex won an award in the Sustainable Construction Leader category of the Sustainable Economy Diamonds competition. The jury honoured the company for outstanding achievements in activities for sustainable development. The award was accepted by Artur Popko - President of Budimex.

 

The competition was organised by the Executive Club, which brings together leading Polish entrepreneurs, appreciating their promotion and implementation of the idea of sustainable and responsible business. The awards ceremony was accompanied by a conference attended by the representatives of the management staff of Polish and foreign companies.

 

The Jury of the Sustainable Economy Diamonds Competition chaired by Professor Michał Kleiber was composed of:

 

  • Rev. Andrzej Augustyński- Chairman of the Board, Siemacha Association,
  • Katarzyna Byczkowska- President of the Management Board, BASF Polska,
  • Wiesław Hałucha- President of the Management Board, Alventa SA,
  • Wojciech Hann- President of the Management Board, Bank Ochrony Środowiska,
  • Marek Krupiński -General Director, Unicef Polska,
  • Piotr Maciak -President of the Management Board, Nordkalk,
  • Piotr Mirosław- President of the Management Board, Lyreco Polska,
  • Roman Niżnikowski, PhD- Member of the State Council for Environmental Protection, Department of Animal Breeding, Institute of Animal Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences,
  • Professor Witold Orłowski- Economist, lecturer at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology,
  • Dr Jacek Pawlak- President of Toyota Motor Poland and Toyota Central Europe,
  • Beata Radomska- President of the Executive Club,
  • Professor Bolesław Rok- Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Business, Leon Kozminski University,
  • Wojciech Rosa- Member of the Management Board, Polpharma,
  • Marcin Ujejski- President of the Management Board, Blue Timber,
  • Professor Piotr Wachowiak -Rector, Warsaw School of Economics,
  • Kamil Wyszkowski- Representative and President of the Council of Global Compact Network Poland - initiative of the Secretary General of the United Nations,
  • Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch- President of the Management Board, Skanska Office Company CEE.

 

Budimex conducts its business in accordance with the highest environmental and social standards, and for this it has been recognised as a Sustainable Construction Leader. More and more facilities implemented by the company have LEED and BREEAM certificates of sustainable construction. Since 2015, the overall proportion of recovered materials in building materials has quadrupled (up from 2% to 8%).

 

As part of the new CSR strategy, the company is planning to increase the proportion of renewable energy in total purchased energy to 50% in 2023 (as compared to 37% in 2020). During the construction works, water consumption is also minimised by recovering steam water, so that in the following years the percentage of waste in the construction catchment area will be higher and in 2023 it will amount to 10%.

 

Budimex supports innovative solutions such as power banks replacing combustion power generation. Instagrid portable batteries supply power to construction equipment such as drills and welders. Their greatest advantage is the fact that they do not produce fumes, noise or vibrations and do not pollute the air. Another innovative solution is the cooperation with LOTOS Asfalt in the production of a road surface mixture scented with flowers. The active compounds contained in it act as an odour neutraliser, reducing the volatility of the odour-producing substance present in traditional asphalt.


 
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