Cemex awarded for environmental efforts

Cemex awarded for environmental efforts
Published: 02 September 2016


Cemex was awarded the Honourable Mention for the 2016 National Award of Ecological Merit by Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources. The award is the most important environmental recognition in Mexico and was given to Cemex for its restoration and conservation efforts under its El Carmen Conservation Program.

The programme has aided the population increase of various endangered species, such as the golden eagle, and other species such as the white-tailed deer and the black bear. Comprising on 140,000ha, the El Carmen ecological reserve is one of the most biodiversity-rich areas in North America.

Fernando A Gonzalez, CEO of Cemex, said, “We are very proud to receive this recognition. It encourages us to continue our work to preserve the extraordinary biodiversity of our plant … Our 15 years of continuous commitment to El Carmen underscores the key role that sustainability plays in our company’s strategy.”