World Environment Day, 5 June 2009

05.06.2009
 
 
 
 

Holcim (Bulgaria) AD celebrated the World Environment Day by cleaning the picturesque spot "Chaika" in the area between the village of Zgorigrad and the Vratzata Pass near Vratza. The purpose of the event was to educate the participants in the methods of environment-friendly waste management and stimulate them to adopt a more sustainable and responsible attitude to their living environment.

 

Holcim (Bulgaria) AD celebrated the World Environment Day by cleaning the picturesque spot "Chaika" in the area between the village of Zgorigrad and the Vratzata Pass near Vratza. The purpose of the event was to educate the participants in the methods of environment-friendly waste management and stimulate them to adopt a more sustainable and responsible attitude to their living environment.

The event was joined in by students of three local schools, representatives of the municipal administration of Vratsa, the local Environmental Inspectorate and employees of Holcim (Bulgaria) AD. Valuable contribution to the event's success was the participation of the Country Manager of Holcim (Bulgaria) AD, Mr. Todor Kostov, of the Financial Manager, Mrs. Tzvetkova, the HR Director, Mrs. Marinova, the Managing Director of Ecorec, Mr. Ovcharov and the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Holcim (Bulgaria) AD, Mr. Evgeniev.

The outcome of the event was a more beautiful and pleasant countryside and about a ton and a half of waste collected within two hours on a stretch about half a kilometer long. The waste was collected separately in plastic bags of different colours and disposed of in a suitable manner. Holcim took care of its further treatment in compliance with the waste management hierarchy.

The participants took part in competitions in the categories of "Oddest", "Biggest", "Most Valuable" and "Most Colourful" waste collected. The event ended with a competition in the creation of " The Prettiest Monster" made of waste. The two teams deservedly split the first place thanks to their creative imagination and skills.

As a leading company of proven merit in the sphere of social and environmental responsibility, Holcim (Bulgaria) AD is incessantly committed to its vanguard role in the efforts of modern society to keep the countryside clean and to protect the wealth of natural resources. The company hopes its example will be followed by many other companies and organizations in the area.
Being good citizens of our society and contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of our employees, their families and the entire community is a basic principle of our corporate philosophy. Life quality has many aspects and one of them is undoubtedly the clean and pleasant living environment.