The significant drop in the sales of aggregates compared to 2011 is due to the continued decline in building activity and the significant cuts in public investment projects. Despite the reduction in sales, it is worth noting that investments were made to modernize the operating facilities at aggregates quarries with an emphasis on safety and environmental protection. In parallel, educational seminars with an emphasis on Occupational Safety involving both our personnel and that of contractors were conducted.
In 2012 nearly all quarries were covered by an ELOT 1801 certificate for Safety and Health at Work, ISO 14001 for Environmental Management and ISO 9001 for Quality Management. Moreover all of the INTERBETON quarries were covered by the CE quality mark.