Awards, recognitions

2021 – Our company’s responsible employer and sustainability efforts are recognized by 3 professional awards

OFA Nonprofit Kft. has been organizing its “Responsible Employer of the Year” competition since 2016, which aims to recognize Hungarian employers that put special value on human resources. In 2021 the Responsible Employer of the Year prize in the corporate category was awarded to our company.

For years, the Three Princes, Three Princesses Foundation has been honouring companies that introduce family-friendly practices in their day-to-day operation. Besides giving out the Family-Friendly Company of the Year grand prize, the title of “Family-Friendly Company” was also awarded to 39 companies this year, including DDC.

In 2021 PPH Media announced the DoingGood – CSR Award for the second time to raise awareness about the importance of corporate social responsibility. Duna-Dráva Cement Kft., with its application submitted in the “Integrated CSR Projects” category earned the “special mention” recognition.

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2021 - The Hungarian Product Nonprofit Ltd. rewards DDC's efforts in trademark usage

Back in 2015, DDC won the right to use the prestigious Hungarian and Domestic Product trademarks, the communication of which we give high priority to in all fields since then. The commitment of our company was rewarded in 2021 by the Hungarian Product Nonprofit Ltd.; DDC was rewarded an award for the outstanding internal communication of trademarks.

2020 – DDC wins another award in the Plant of the Year competition

DDC has previously competed in the Plant of the Year contest in 2018, and we were named best in the category of Employee Satisfaction. In 2020, we entered with the Beremend plant unit, and the jury awarded our company the Industry 4.0 category award.

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2020 – DDC receives award for the protection of the environment

The Association of Environmental Service Providers and Manufacturers has been recognizing the work of those who participate in the improvement and development of the state of Hungary’s environment for many years. In 2020 DDC earned the first prize in the Enterprise category.

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2019 – The Company’s corporate social responsibility efforts honoured

DDC was awarded by the Baranya County Organization of the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers for achieving outstanding results in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility. DDC’s CSR activities focus on supporting the environment, health, community sports, and local cultural initiatives.

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2019 – Plant of the Year 2018 – DDC wins the award in the category of Employee Satisfaction

The Plant of the Year competition was held for the fourth time in 2018. The jury made the final decision subsequent to a site visit accompanied by an internal audit, on the basis of which our Vác Plant was named best in the category of Employee Satisfaction.

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2017 – DDC President-CEO receives the Hungarian Golden Cross of Merit

On the occasion of our national holiday, on 15 March János Szarkándi, President-CEO of Duna-Dráva Cement Kft., was awarded the Hungarian Golden Cross of Merit in the civilian category for his many years of dedicated and persistent professional efforts.

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2015 – DDC’s cement products receive Hungarian Product and Domestic Product trademarks

Every Hungarian product purchased – be it food, detergent or building material – creates domestic jobs and supports the development of the national economy, while the trademark is a guarantee that it is a controlled, quality product.

Utilizing 50 years of industry experience at the Vác Plant, and more than 100 years of know-how at the Beremend Plant, the Company manufactures its products with state-of-the-art production technology and in an environmentally conscious manner, as a result of which all of the company’s cement products have won one of the trademarks.

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2015 – Association of Hungarian Talent Support Organizations (MATEHETSZ) – Genius Loci Award – Supporting responsibly the talents of the future

The aim of the Genius Loci Award is to recognize and reward Hungarian companies and businesses that support talent management in exemplary ways and provide significant help in developing the skills of talented young people.

Through its Youth and Innovation Foundation, Duna-Dráva Cement Kft. has been supporting talented students living in the immediate vicinity of its cement plants for a decade now. The “Duna-Dráva for Talents” scholarship program has also been recognized by professional organizations: DDC – upon the nomination of the György Boronkay Technical Vocational and High School in Vác – won the prestigious “Genius Loci Award – Companies and Entrepreneurs for Talents”, which was founded by the Association of Hungarian Talent Support Organizations (MATEHETSZ) and awarded for the first time in 2015.

2014 – KÖVET Association for Sustainable Economies – The cement factory receives the “Largest High Hanging Fruit” award

For the 11th time, the KÖVET Association for Sustainable Economies awarded companies that implemented environmental investments and measures resulting in outstanding savings. We are proud to be among the winners this year.

As a result of the investments made in DDC’s Vác plant since 2010-2011, the secondary fuel utilization capacity has increased to 85,000 tons per year, of which the company can currently utilize 16,300 tons. This prevents the burning of 9,000 tons of petroleum coke per year, which means that the company reduced its CO2 emissions by 7,647 tons annually. The return on the HUF 780 million investment is almost 9 years and it enables savings of slightly more than HUF 200 million per year.

2012 – Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association – Bird-friendly workplace award

We applied for the title at the internal initiative of our employees, and by installing birdhouses, drinkers and feeders, the Bird-Friendly Workplace Award given by the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Association recognized our Beremend plant at the end of 2012, and our Vác facility in April 2013 with the title.