Egypt: Response from Suez Cement to allegations in legal action filed by Habi
Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) would like to assure the public that we take our duty as a socially responsible cement producer very seriously. SCGC’s proactive approach is focused on the prevention and mitigation of negative environmental impacts as well as the preservation of natural resources in the development and management of our five production facilities.
All SCGC plants are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. They are also subject to comprehensive audits by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) to ensure full compliance with local and international standards … Coal energy is significantly less dangerous to work with and transport compared with petroleum products. In addition, the process to extract energy from coal, petcoke or waste materials is safe and strictly monitored by the EEAA in line with the International standards. As of now, only two of our five facilities, the Suez and Kattameya Plants, have been converted to coal energy and we are pleased with the results.
The Company has conducted numerous studies regarding the matter and presented its findings as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies to the government and key stakeholders. We are unable to publish these findings online as per Environment law No.4/1994 and its amended executive regulations No.964/2015 due to the fact that the EIA contains proprietary data about SCGC’s technology, operations and business structure.