Budimex awarded the title of Sustainable Construction Leader

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

The organizer of the project is the Executive Club, which brings together leading Polish entrepreneurs in appreciation of their promotion and implementation of the idea of sustainable and responsible business. On the occasion of the award ceremony, a conference dedicated to representatives of the management of Polish and foreign companies is organized.

Competition Jury“Sustainable Economy Diamonds” under the leadership ofProf. Michał KleiberThe meeting was composed of:

  1. Ks. Andrzej Augustyński– Chairman of the Board, Siemacha Association,
  2. Katarzyna Byczkowska – President of the Management Board, BASF Polska,
  3. Wiesław Hałucha – President of the Management Board, Alventa SA,
  4. Wojciech Hann – President of the Management Board, Bank Ochrony Środowiska,
  5. Marek Krupiński – General Director, Unicef Poland
  6. Piotr Maciak – Chairman of the Board, Nordkalk
  7. Piotr Mirosław – President of the Management Board, Lyreco Polska
  8. Prof. Associate Professor Roman Niżnikowski– Member of the State Council for Environmental Protection, Department of Animal Breeding, Institute of Animal Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
  9. Prof. Witold Orłowski– Economist, lecturer at the Business School of the Warsaw University of Technology,
  10. Jacek Pawlak , PhD– President of Toyota Motor Poland and Toyota Central Europe
  11. Beata Radomska – President of the Executive Club
  12. Prof. Bolesław Rok– Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, Kozminski University
  13. Wojciech Rosa – Member of the Management Board, Polpharma
  14. Marcin Ujejski – Chairman of the Board, Blue Timber
  15. Prof. Piotr Wachowiak –Rector, Warsaw School of Economics
  16. Kamil Wyszkowski – Representative and President of the Council of the Global Compact Network Poland – Initiative of the UN Secretary-General
  17. Katarzyna Zawodna – Bijoch – President of the Management Board, Skanska commercial development business unit in CEE

Budimex conducts its business in accordance with the highest environmental and social standards, for which it has been recognised as the Leader of Sustainable Construction. More and more buildings developed by the company have LEED and BREEAM sustainable building certificates. Since 2015, the share of recovered materials in the total use of building materials has quadrupled (from 2% to 8%).

As part of the new CSR strategy, the company will increase the share of energy from renewable sources in total purchased energy to 50% in 2023 (37% in 2020). During the construction projects, water consumption is also minimized by recovering steam water, so that in the following years the percentage of waste in the construction catchment area is higher and in 2023 the target is 10%.

Budimex supports innovative solutions such as powerbanks replacing diesel power generators. Instagrid’s portable batteries provide power to construction equipment such as drills or welders. Their biggest advantage is the fact that they do not produce exhaust fumes, noise and vibrations, and do not pollute the air. Another innovative solution is cooperation with LOTOS Asfalt in the production of a mixture of road surfaces with the scent of flowers. The active compounds it contains act as an odor neutralizer, reducing the volatility of the odor-causing substance found in traditional asphalt.