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    ROCA Industry launches the 2023 Sustainability Report. The holding company develops a decarbonization plan for each field of application

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    • ROCA Industry, the building materials holding company listed on the BVB main market, launches its second sustainability report, the one for 2023
    • The holding is developing a decarbonization plan with the objective of reducing the carbon footprint by 20% by 2030
    • ROCA Industry will make investments and implement work processes that will contribute to increasing the degree of sustainability in all subsidiaries of the holding companies, through production lines of construction materials and sustainable products

    ROCA Industry, the Romanian holding of construction materials companies, a strategic pillar owned by ROCA Investments, listed on the main market of BVB with the symbol ROC1, has published its second Sustainability Report, made in accordance with the GRI Standards. According to the report, the companies in the ROCA Industry portfolio had multiple projects underway in 2023 with a focus on the ESG component.

    Among these are the establishment of a sustainability strategy and objectives, the realization of a climate risk analysis according to the TCFD (Task Force On Climate Related Financial Disclosures) international framework, as well as the analysis of greenhouse gas emissions according to application areas 1 and 2 (emissions generated directly and indirectly by the activity of the holding companies). At the same time, at the end of 2023, ROCA Industry started the process of analyzing indirect emissions, according to scope 3 (emissions that appear in the value chain from sources external to companies – suppliers, partners, etc.).

    According to ROCA Industry’s 2023 Sustainability Report, the carbon footprint indicators have undergone changes. The measures taken to reduce the carbon footprint produced the expected results, the value of this indicator dropping considerably in all the companies where they were applied.

    “The year 2023 was our first full year since our foundation in which we systematically allocated resources and focus to achieve our sustainability goals. We ensured good governance and implemented responsible practices in all our operations. We have also started an ambitious decarbonisation plan, constantly optimizing the use of resources to minimize our impact on the environment. Starting from 2023, we have prepared intensively to quickly align ourselves with the new ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standards) stipulated in the European Sustainability Reporting Directive and applicable from next year”, said Ionut Bindea, CEO of Roca Industry.

    The integration of ESG processes as a mission assumed by the Holding in all its companies

    From the point of view of the business of the ROCA Industry holding, the year 2023 was an active one, with investments in technology, new products and access to new markets both nationally and internationally. ROCA Industry integrated into its portfolio, during the past year, two new companies, through the direct acquisition of Electroplast (June 2023) and the full acquisition of Iranga Technologijos, UAB, by BICO (May 2023), these entering the transformational process specific to the holding , during three stages of transformation, consolidation and scaling. In this process, the sustainability strategy plays a key role, ensuring the transition of newly acquired companies to the next level, including in terms of improving processes and reducing the impact of production activities on the environment in all subsidiaries. Also, throughout the transformational process that the holding company companies go through, ROCA Industry focuses on the integration of sustainability through production lines of construction materials and sustainable products.

    ROCA Industry aims to achieve a turnover of 655.4 million RON in 2024, through its subsidiaries, an increase of 54% compared to the consolidated result of 2023. This increase is based on the expansion of distribution channels, an increase in the quantities sold, but also the full takeover in the consolidated situations of the companies included in the holding during the year 2023.

    ROCA Industry owns, directly and indirectly, 9 significant players in the construction field: BICO Industries (the first and largest national producer of fiberglass mesh and the only domestic producer of fiberglass reinforcement)

    • EVOLOR (one of the largest players in the paint and varnish production industry)
    • ECO EURO DOORS (the largest Romanian producer of doors for residential constructions),
    • WORKSHOP DOORS (the second largest Romanian producer of doors for residential constructions)
    • DIAL (producer of products from metal wire)
    • ELECTROPLAST (one of the most important producers of electrical cables), as well as
    • The fiberglass producers Terra, Europlas and Iranga, through BICO Industries.

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