In total, 21 journalistic works opt for the Prize for the best communication…


A total of 21 journalistic works are eligible for the XVII Edition of the Award for Best Communication on Sustainability in Andalusian Industry, organized by the Andalusian Labor Foundation for Cement and the Environment (Flacema).

The jury met this Monday at the headquarters of the Cajasol Foundation in Seville to analyze the applications submitted by a total of 15 communication professionals. The decision will be made public next November at the awards ceremony.

Specifically, according to a statement, in this edition, the press officer of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Blue Economy, Rocío Feu; the president of the Environmental Information Journalists Association (APIA), María García de la Fuente; UPO Communications Officer, Marta Ferraro; the Director General of Communication of the University of Seville, María del Mar García; Francisco Galván, from the Cajasol Foundation; the director of Tribuna Andalucía, Montserrat Hernández; the communications director of Votorantim Cimentos, Isabel Videras; Francisco López of the CCOO of the Andalusian Habitat; Joaquín Barrera, from UGT FICA Andalusia; and Cemex Spain Communications Manager, Teresa Busque. For his part, the CEO of Flacema, Manuel Parejo Guzmán, acted as secretary.

At the end of the jury meeting, Manuel Parejo underlined the industry’s interest in the media, “whose activity is absolutely necessary for society to continue to progress”. In this sense, he highlighted the number of works received, “a record to date, which shows that public opinion wants to know more and learn in depth what is being done in terms of sustainability in the industry”.

“For the sector, it is very important that the media share with society the investments and major commercial projects that are being carried out in Andalusia to generate value and employment, and always respecting the environment.”

The cement sector stresses that it is “very committed” to aspects such as sustainable development, the circular economy, occupational health and safety and, by extension, to the application in its activity of the so-called Sustainable Development (SDGs), proposed by the United Nations to ensure the prosperity and well-being of future generations. One of the solutions provided by the sector and which best responds to these orientations is the energy recovery of waste.


The Cement and Environment Work Foundation (FLACEMA) was created in 2003 on the initiative of Andalusian cement companies and the CCOO and UGT trade unions. It is a joint non-profit entity, which includes the following cement companies operating in Andalusia: Cementos Cosmos (Votorantim Cimentos); Cementos Portland Valderrivas Group; FYM-Heidelberg Cement Group; Cemex and LafargeHolcim, as well as the unions CCOO del Habitat de Andalucía and UGT FICA Andalucía.

The objective of this foundation is to raise awareness and create a culture in Andalusia that makes economic and social progress compatible with respect for the environment and the preservation of natural resources, that is, moving towards a sustainable development.

The “Flacema Prize for the best communication on sustainable development in Andalusian industry” was first organized in 2006 and since then it has received more than 370 nominations from journalists and media, which have dealt with different approaches related to Andalusian industry industry, a sector that generates wealth and quality jobs in the community.

For its development, Flacema has the collaboration of the Cajasol Foundation, the Ministry of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy of the Junta de Andalucía, APIA, Pablo de Olavide University and the University of Seville.


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