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Kohat Cement awards scholarships

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Ltd, has awarded scholarships to engineering students of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar, Pakistan. As part of its social corporate responsibility to help local communities in education sector, the deserving students belonging to Kohat have been awarded these scholarships to cover their tuition fee. This was stated by Col Anjmal Khan (retired), general manager admin, Kohat Cement in an award distribution ceremony, held recently. Chancellor, UET Peshawa...

Cemex’s Bloqueras Solidarias Program recognised in Colombia

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Colombian Construction Chamber of Commerce (CAMACOL) awarded Cemex’s Bloqueras Solidarias program the Community Prize for Best Management in recognition of its efforts to help low-income families build their own homes. The CAMACOL awarded Cemex Colombia the Community Prize for Best Management in recognition of its efforts under the Bloqueras Solidarias initiative. Ricardo Naya, President of Cemex Colombia, received the award from Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia. Through Bloqu...

Arabian Cement launches round 2 of social start-up

22 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has launched the second round of its social start-up programme, continuing in partnership with Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), TradeArabia reports. Building on the success of the first round, Khaleeha Suessi will offer entrepreneurship training for 15 shortlisted start-ups, out of which more than six start-ups will eventually receive seed funding and incubation services for one year. This round of Khaleeha Suessi is bringing together several community c...

Cemex publishes report on environmental and social achievements in 2016

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has published its first integrated report , covering 2016. The report brings together the information that the company had in published in separate annual and sustainability reports in previous years. The integrated report thus covers both Cemex’s financial performance for 2016, which the firm had already released in February , and its work in other areas, including its efforts to improve environmental performance and to promote corporate social responsibility. “As a unified gl...

Philippines: Republic Cement expands affordable housing initiative

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement has announced plans to partner with three microfinance organisations to provide housing and home-improvement loans, the Manila Times reports. “Republic Cement is dedicated to helping address the Philippine housing backlog through collaborations that create shared value for those at the bottom of the pyramid,” said Renato Sunico, president of Republic Cement and Building Materials Inc. “Affordable housing is one of the major pillars of our iSTAND4 programme, which covers...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement highlights its social impact

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The largest Pakistani cement manufacturer, Lucky Cement, has highlighted the contribution its operations have made to their locality and the country’s economy reports the Daily Times. Lucky Cement has pointed out that in 2014-15 it paid the government more than PKR7bn (US$67m) in sales and income taxes and generated PKR14bn (US$134m) in foreign exchange. In addition, the company has undertaken a programme to provide clean water supplies to residents of Pezu, its base of operations, whi...

Recognition for Taiheiyo Cement Corp's CSR Report 2015

25 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corporation’s CSR Report 2015, published last September, has been awarded the “Excellence prize for special recognition” in the environmental reparation section of the 19th Environmental Communication Awards, sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum. Established in 1997, the Environmental Communication Awards promote efforts in corporate environmental management and environmental communication, and aim to raise the quality of inform...

UK: One hundred days of helping from Hope

15 October 2015, Published under Cement News

This week, Hope Construction Materials’ employees completed 100 days of voluntary work, as part of the organisation’s “Hope for Others” initiative.  Hope’s employees offering a helping hand as part of the Hope for Others initiative The scheme, launched by the firm in 2014, sees Hope employees choosing to partake in charity work close to their heart, with the organisation offering two fully paid days leave to each employee per year. Hope staff are encouraged to choose the act...

Dominican Republic: Cemex introduces social and business programme

12 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex has introduced its inclusive social and business programme portfolio in the Dominican Republic in order to improve access to housing, employment, construction and assisted self-construction activities, among other initiatives. Global inclusive business manager Dulce Alejandre Mora  stated that Cemex's Patrimonio Hoy scheme provides affordable and comprehensive solutions for the construction and improvement of housing for low-income families by offering an interest-free savings and lo...

Colombia: Cemex invests MXN1.20bn in social projects

21 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex has confirmed an allocation of MXN1.20bn (US$71.27m) to social initiatives in Colombia. The company stated that part of the resources were invested in infrastructure works and admitted that it celebrates frequent meetings with community representatives to determine its environmental and social responsibility projects according to their needs. Cemex also holds an agreement with the international development cooperation society (SOCODEVI), which helps improve competitiveness of cocoa...