Cosentino proudly shares 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
August 4, 2020
Cosentino Group has published their latest CSR Report for 2019, for all of those interested in the company’s performance and their contribution to the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the report, one will find more information on the Cosentino’s contribution to five of the 17 SDGs and the company’s Non-Financial Information Report (NFIR). Cosentino has improved their ratings regarding employment, environmental control, health and safety, and innovation. This includes non-financial aspects of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspects.
Employment and training: quality, innovation and safety
In 2019, Cosentino consolidated their identity as an employer, reaching 4,785 employees in the past year, 91% of which have permanent contracts. This figure is 11% higher than the previous year. In addition, further progress has been achieved in the fields of equality and diversity, with up to 75 different nationalities represented in the company’s workforce. The number of women in managerial positions reached beyond 14%, with 23% of the total workforce being female, showing a sincere dedication to gender equality.
In terms of health and safety, Cosentino continues set benchmarks in risk prevention and occupational health for both its employees and the entire value chain. In 2019, the company managed to reduce the accident rate at all its worksites by 17% when compared to the previous year. It also consolidated its “Seguridad por Rutinas” program, increased the number of internal training hours by almost 8%, held 2,200 external training sessions, and invested €12.8 million in safety systems for its production and processing plants in Almería, Brazil and the USA.
Regarding to innovation, research and development, Cosentino launched new products and innovative solutions including Dekton® Slim XGloss, the Dekton® Grip+ anti-slip treatment, and Chromica and Liquid, two new colour series under the Dekton product protfolio. Cosentino´s total investment in this field in 2019 amounted to €18.6 million.
Sustainability and commitment to the Community
Cosentino increased their waste recycling rate by 33% and produced 1.45 million m2 of slabs from recovered or recycled material, resulting in roughly 20% of total production. The company also avoided CO2 emissions of more than 15,000 tons thanks to newly mandated mobility initiatives and energy efficiency projects.
The company’s commitment to both the planet and the environment also extends to the region and nearby surroundings where they operate. In 2019, Cosentino donated €1.1 million to community welfare and continued to improve the education of young people through the various activities carried out by the Eduarda Justo Foundation. The company also continued to support art and culture as sponsors of the Ibañez Cosentino Art Foundation.
“This document is a source of pride for the entire organization because it shows, in a transparent and public way, not only our commitment to SDGs, but also the joint and efficient work of all the company departments to meet both, the Non-Financial Information Statement and the Global Reporting Initiative indicators,” said María del Mar Martínez-Cosentino Ramos, member of the board and president of Cosentino Group’s CSR Committee. “It confirms, without a doubt, the correct implementation of our environmental, social and governance policies which shape our sustainable business model”.
To download the Cosentino Group Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2019, click here.