Gerdau Metaldom received the successful implementation recognition during the 4th edition of the Producción Más Limpia (*Cleaner Production) National Contest, hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and ECORED. This recognition was made in the Energy category, under the Electric and Polluting Energy Reduction by Luminaires project.
The awards take place every two years; its purpose is to distinguish the work carried out by companies, institutions and NGOs that carry out productive or service-based activities, and that prove they used the cleaner production strategy, based on energy efficiency, and a sustainable use of natural resources, as well pollution prevention and reduction.
The company has participated in all 4 award editions, gaining two special mentions in materials and energy, and in successful implementation under the same category in the previous edition.
Rodrigo Belloc, CEO of Gerdau Metaldom expressed: “We feel proud to receive this award, where we scored over 90points, showing how each day, we are more committed towards working under a quality production system, focused on environmental sustainability”.
“Producción Más Limpia” is an award that exhorts all sectors to take actions which meet the SDGs, specifically SDG #12, on Sustainable Production and Consumption.
About Gerdau Metaldom:
It is the first multinational company in the steelworks sector of the Dominican Republic, with important market share in several Central American and Caribbean countries, such as Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica and others.
The company hosts three facilities in Santo Domingo, with a setup capacity of one million metric tonnes for lamination of steel bars. It produces bars -long and flat- for the civil construction, industrial, agribusiness sectors, and operates in PVC and metallic products.
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