For the fourth year in a row Usje joined “Earth Hour”
Usje switched off its cement mills to join the global action “Earth Hour”. The company’s cement mills were left without electricity for one hour in the period from 20:30 to 21:30 on 31 March 2012 , along with supporters and participants in this global action around the world.
By switching off the cement mills Usje saved 10MWh electrical energy, or approximately the amount of the daily consumption of over 3,000 households in Skopje. At the same time the lights were switched off in those locations in the company where the safety measures for occupational safety and health allow that.
“As a socially responsible company, Usje makes efforts to improve and protect the environment through its operations. Our decision to join the global action “Earth Hour” clearly confirms our commitment for active involvement for a better future. We will continue in the following period to give our contribution for protection of the environment”, emphasized the Chief Executive Officer at Usje.
For the fourth year in a row, Usje was part of this global action that gained the support of hundreds of millions of people, companies and organizations in 5,200 cities from 135 countries throughout the world, serving as one of the largest environment protection events in the world.