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Argos included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Grupo Argos and its subsidiary, Cementos Argos, have been recognised as a leader in sustainable business in this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). In addition to being the only cement producer named in the Global Index, the company was named as the Industry Group Leader in the materials division.

“Grupo Argos’ operational eco-efficiency has significantly increased over the last four year’s with a considerable reduction in GHG emissions, energy consumption and water consumption relative to the company’s production volume,” the company’s DSJI report said.

The company was also recognised for developing “comprehensive human rights policies and mechanisms, reflecting the company’s integrity and commitment to implementing good labour practices in all its subsidiaries, including minimising injuries across all its operations.“

In addition to the DSJI Global Index, Grupo Argos was included in the Emerging Markets index. It is the fifth consecutive years that the Colombian company has been included in the indices.

“As a business group, being ratified as members of the DSJI encourages us to continue believing that responsible and transparent business management from the different social, environmental, and economic aspects is the best way to generate long-term value for all of our stakeholders,” said Jorge Mario Velasquez, CEO of Grupo Argos.

The DSJI is produced by RobecoSam and assess the world’s 2500 largest companies by market capitalisation based a range of sustainability criteria. Of those assessed, only 319 were included in the 2017 index.

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