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CEMEX engages the communities around its operations worldwide

Date published: June 13, 2011

As a socially responsible company, CEMEX is committed to developing and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships with its neighboring communities and host countries. Among other avenues, the company engages the communities in which it operates through open and ongoing dialogue, social initiatives, and volunteer efforts. Engaging its stakeholders is one of the three main objectives of CEMEX’s sustainability model, and strengthening local communities is a top priority of this objective.


The following events and activities illustrate the diverse ways in which CEMEX connects with its communities.

CEMEX in Croatia: Eco-school tour

CEMEX in Croatia: Eco-school tour

In Solin, Croatia, CEMEX opened its doors to 8th grade students from the Don Lovre Katic elementary school, a recipient of the prestigious silver status for environmental care through the International Eco-Schools system. The students enjoyed a tour and lectures on the use of water in the cement production process and the underwater condition of the Bay of Kastela. In appreciation, the eco-school’s principal stated, “We are glad to show our students the way in which the industry operates. We must educate generations of young environmentalists on the importance of water preservation for future generations.”

CEMEX in Latvia: Prime Minister’s visit

CEMEX in Latvia: Prime Minister’s visit

Recently, senior executives from CEMEX in Latvia welcomed the country’s Prime Minister, Valdis Dombrowski, on a tour of its Broceni cement plant and its Kūmas limestone quarry. The Prime Minister was favorably impressed by the company’s production facilities and modern technologies, and expressed support for the company’s increasing competitiveness in the region. Among other topics, a wide-ranging discussion addressed sustainable waste management, the CO2 quota allocation process, and the infrastructure around the Kūmas quarry. In conclusion, all agreed to search for sustainable solutions and maintain a continuous dialogue between the company and state authorities.

CEMEX in Israel: “Day of Good Deeds”

CEMEX in Israel: “Day of Good Deeds”

CEMEX in Israel participated in the nation’s fifth annual “Day of Good Deeds.” This year, 140,000 Israeli citizens volunteered on this special day, carrying out tasks at myriad projects for communities across the country. Among the company’s initiatives, members of the head office staff painted and decorated Habonim House, an old-age home in the town of Or Yehuda. Additionally, members of the staff of the Shefeya Lime & Stone plant renovated and upgraded the kindergarten yard of the young children’s day-care center of the NA’AMAT Women’s Organization in the town of Benyamina.

Spain: Children from Cuauhtemoc Association in Valencia visit Buñol cement plant

Spain: Children from Cuauhtemoc Association in Valencia visit Buñol cement plant

As part of the World Health and Safety Day, 20 children from the Cuauhtemoc Association in Valencia, Spain visited CEMEX’s Buñol cement plant. Also present at the event was the Military Emergency Response Unit. The military personnel, along with CEMEX employees, children, and some of their parents enjoyed an educational day about safety and rescue techniques. The highlight of the day was the trained rescue dogs that took part in a rescue demonstration.

Nicaragua: Open Door program for the community

Nicaragua: Open Door program for the community

In Nicaragua, an Open Door program is helping the community learn more about CEMEX and its operations in the country. On some Thursdays of every month, the cement plant in San Rafael del Sur welcomes member of government, journalists, the private sector, customers, and students of all levels. There, they learn about how CEMEX came to Nicaragua, its beginnings, growth, projects, investment, and how it works to be in harmony with both nature and the community it surrounds. During the plant visit, they also visit the installations to learn about how cement is made and why CEMEX is a leader in operational efficiency.

These efforts worldwide highlight CEMEX’s commitment to ensure that is a good neighbor and an active and positive part of every community in which it operates. Continuous dialogue and action are critical to the company’s ability to meet its goals. CEMEX interacts with communities openly and directly in order to build trust, as well as to understand and address their concerns.

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