Cemex invests in wastewater treatment, Dominican Republic

Cemex invests in wastewater treatment, Dominican Republic
Published: 03 January 2013


Cemex will invest DOP80m (US$2m) in a wastewater treatment plant for its San Pedro de Macorís cement works in the Dominican Republic as well as a continuous emissions monitoring system for its kiln stack.

"Our challenge is to seek the prosperity of the business in the long term, minimising impacts and maximising the value generated for our people, our communities, neighbours, business partners and the environment," said Mercedes Pantaleón, environmental manager of the company.

Cemex reported that continues to make progress in reducing emissions and control all production processes through its method of measuring the carbon footprint based on international standards and the Basel Accords. Based on the Basel Accords, the company reported that its carbon emissions per tonne of cement have fallen by 9.36 per cent, bringing the firm closer to its 2015 target of a 10 per cent reduction against the 2006 level.