Philippines: Apo Cement Corp recognised for environmental stewardship

Philippines: Apo Cement Corp recognised for environmental stewardship
Published: 06 January 2016


Apo Cement Corp, a subsidiary of the Cemex Philippines, was recently recognised for its environmental stewardship, health and safety, and community development achievements.

The Apo team received the awards from the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award (PMIEA) committee during the 62nd Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference in November.

The awards included the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award 2015 – platinum award, best mining forest and safest mineral processing – cement plant category.

Cemex Philippines Vice President for Operations and Technical Director, Juan Fernando Enriquez, and Apo Plant Director, Gery Rota, received the awards, which were handed over by Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director, Leo Jasareno, and Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) President, Louie Sarmiento.

Apo Cement Corp was recognised for exhibiting innovation and environmental stewardship, as well as for championing responsible natural resource management, empowerment of host communities, land use improvement and site rehabilitation among its operation in Cebu.

The PMSEA annually recognizes outstanding companies that are into mineral exploration and other related activities. (Source: Sun-Star, Philippines)