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Sustainable Development

Our People


At CEMEX, our people are at the core of our business and our success. With the contributions, energy, and vision of our employees we continue to build our future and to be highly competitive in the building materials industry. Therefore, we have an ongoing interest in continuing to improve our work environment and to be surrounded by engaged employees who lead our company through a high-performance and sustainable culture.

In addition to our goal to be a company of choice, and for whom employees are proud to work, we aim to nurture and empower our employees by providing safe and healthy working environments as well as interesting, challenging, and continuous development opportunities. We do our best to make CEMEX not only a successful business but also a great place to work.

Governance and management

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To ensure that we attract and have the best talent in the right role at the right time, we:

  • design organizational structures that maximize effectiveness and efficiency and help employees reach their potential
  • ensure consistency in our talent processes through global policies, guidelines, and services
  • develop our people so they can execute our strategy, grow individually, and contribute to the constant reinvention of our business
  • provide the right incentives and rewards schemes that recognize performance and motivate our people to continuously exceed their performance targets,

Our people management approach drives our efforts to develop organizational structures that maximize effectiveness and efficiency and help employees reach their potential. We seek to develop leaders that have a vision, aspirations, and values that align with those of our company, a deep understanding and belief in our mission, and the knowledge and skills to keep us competitive.

Our global policies, guidelines, and services are designed to assist our local business units in finding the right people and to ensure consistency in structures and employment criteria throughout the organization. Through organizational design and by establishing organization and incentive structures that drive sustainable high performance, we develop our people so that they can execute our strategy, grow individually, and contribute to the constant reinvention of our business.

We provide attractive reward packages that recognize performance and motivate our people to continuously exceed their performance targets. Among the incentives and benefits that we provide is a stock-ownership plan for executives, which seeks to better align their interests with those of our stockholders by awarding long-term restricted stock, life insurance, scholarships, bonuses, grocery allowances, uniforms, overtime pay, and savings accounts. These benefits vary among our different sites and business units.

Ensuring a fair and diverse workplace

At CEMEX, we strive to build a workforce that is rich in diversity and that reflects the local population in the areas in which we operate. We believe that a variety of minds working together—spurring new ways of thinking and unique perspectives—enriches our working teams and allows us to significantly increase our competitiveness by better serving our customers.

We are dedicated to ensuring we have an ethical workplace. Therefore, we assess employees' perceptions through surveys and annually deliver a campaign to promote ethical and expected professional behaviors. In addition, we work to uphold the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary standard that covers human rights and labor standards. A diverse workforce brings with it new ways of thinking, unique perspectives, and valuable ideas, all of which contribute to our culture at CEMEX. Providing a safe, positive, and ethical work environment allows individuals to do their best and promotes a high-performance culture.

We guarantee the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining in all of our operations. We comply with local employment laws regarding minimum notice periods for any operational changes that affect employees' jobs or working agreements.