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Sat, 26 Oct 2013

World’s First and Only Gold Certified Sustainable Concrete Plant


NRMCA Certifies the First & Only  Sustainable Concrete Plant in the World for Unibeton NPP plant in Doha on Oct 4, 2013.

The NRMCA sustainable concrete plant program, designed to help concrete producers demonstrate excellence in sustainable manufacturing, includes quantitative, performance-based metrics to provide ready mixed concrete producers with specific guidance to assess their production practices and implement responsible sourcing strategies that will ultimately lower their overall footprint.

Unibeton’s New Port Plant received an unprecedented 83 points, putting it solidly into the Gold level of certification. “Unibeton should be very proud for having the first plant in the world to be certified at the Gold level,” said Lionel Lemay, senior vice president of sustainability for NRMCA.

“Unibeton has clearly demonstrated its commitment to sustainable manufacturing and continuous environmental improvement.” In addition, Lemay indicated that to be certified at the Gold level is a remarkable achievement since the program is extremely rigorous.

Unibeton is a well-known leader in the regional ready mix concrete industry, specializing in the design and supply of a wide range of concrete mixes using advanced concrete technologies. Unibeton promotes innovation, green concrete development and sustainable practice, being in line with its vision “To be the first choice for sustainable concrete solutions”.

Unibeton was originally established in the UAE in 1980 and rapidly became the largest concrete producer in the Emirates with a capacity of approximately 10 million m³ of concrete per year. It then expanded into Saudi Arabia & Qatar. Globally renowned for its efficiency and demand-response system, UNIBETON’s unparalleled growth is recognized by numerous prestigious global accolades like sustainability focused awards (Gaia at Big 5, Big Project, Construction Week, Citybuild and American Shotcrete Association), business excellence awards (Stevie international award and Dubai MRM Business Award), and quality awards based on the Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (Dubai Quality Appreciation Award and Shaikh Khalifa Award), which only a handful of international manufacturers across the globe can proud of. Through its huge fleet of over 600 specialized vehicles for RMC delivery, UNIBETON is the leading supplier of ready mix concrete in the GCC who has achieved $500 Mil turnover and 5 Mil m³ of annual production through our three pillars of strength 3 pillars: Logistical Strength, Technical Strength and Competitiveness. This has been achieved by being recognized as supplying the best quality in terms of product and service. UNIBETON’s advanced concrete technology has resulted in its being the most sought after concrete supplier in the region.