Who we are
ANTEA Cement is an investment with the highest standards applied in terms of construction and operation in Albania and a total value exceeding 200 million Euro. The company is 80% owned by TITAN, a Greek multinational cement company and 20% by IFC, a very well-known international financial institution of WB.
The Plant was constructed by CBMI Construction Co, a Chinese construction company. Under the supervision of TITTAN Engineering which implemented the highest possible safety standards the project was completed on time, within the forecasted budget and with zero accidents.
ANTEA Cement has a production capacity of 1.4 million ton cement yearly and 3.300 ton clinker per day. The plant is located at Boka e Kuqe, Borizane which is 50 km away from Tirana, capital city of Albania. The plant serves not only local market demands in Albania but exports clinker and cement to Egypt, Montenegro, Lybia and Italy.
Corporate social responsibility is a basic element of TITAN Group and consequently ANTEA’s governing objectives and one of its corporate values. ANTEA has been constructed from the very beginning to ensure energy efficiency and environmental effectiveness, while addressing society concerns.
At ANTEA Cement we are committed to create value for our employees, the local community, our suppliers and clients through strengthening our core values, applying ethical business practices having an open and continuous communication with all stakeholders and addressing their most material issues in a timely and proper manner. Although the environment were we operate has its own challenges, we strive to be responsible company through identifying our impact on the society and taking action to create value for its stakeholders by minimizing the adverse effects while increasing welfare and will being of our employees, local communities and partners. We have in place an annual CSR Action Plan designed to implement all the development projects, actions and activities falling under the four pillars of the CSR strategy, which are:
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- Healthy and Safe working place for our Employees li>
- Reduction of Environmental Impact li>
- Promotion of Sustainable Development li>
Our Integrated Management System
ANTEA Cement has in place an Integrated Management System (IMS) which is comprised of three management systems and one standard being:
- OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety
- ISO 14001 for Environment
- ISO 9001 for Quality
- SA 8000 for Social Accountability
ANTEA is the first and the only company in Albania to have implemented the Social Accountability Standard 8000, which provides for an auditable system setting out the voluntary requirements to be met in the workplace by employers, including workers rights, workplace conditions and management systems.
ANTEA as best practice
The environmental and social impact assessment for the plant and the quarries as well as the subsequent Quarry rehabilitation, has been praised by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and referred as a case study. The Health and Safety system applied during the construction phase, as well as the working conditions established thereafter have been mentioned by the International Financie Cooperation (IFC) as an exemplary implementation of its s Performance Standard 2 on labor and working conditions