Cemex receives United Nations’ Habitat Business Award

Cemex receives United Nations’ Habitat Business Award
Published: 08 July 2009

Cemex has received the United Nations’ Habitat Business Award in the category of Accessible Housing Solutions for its programs Patrimonio Hoy and Centros Productivos de Autoempleo.

The award recognizes CEMEX for promoting improvement in the standard of living for families through do-it-yourself construction pursued under the auspices of Patrimonio Hoy and Centros Productivos de Autoempleo.

UN-Habitat, a United Nations agency for human settlements, assists poor people in urban areas, transforming cities into safer, healthier and greener places, offering better opportunities and allowing people to live with dignity. This agency works with organizations at all levels, including all spheres of government, civilian and private sectors, to cooperate in establishing, managing, planning and financing sustainable urban development.

The jury viewed Patrimonio Hoy and the Centros Productivos de Autoempleo as outstanding initiatives of innovative business models that propel community development and demonstrate the feasibility of social and economic rewards in the housing sector, principally at the base of the pyramid.