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Cemex awarded for environmental efforts

02 September 2016, Published under Cement News

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 bla...

Best practice in karst mining

31 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The high biodiversity and ecological sensitivity of karst areas presents additional challenges in terms of sustainable mining practices to cement producers as they mine for the limestone required by their production process. In a partnership with key domestic environmental conservationists, Brazil’s Votorantim Cimentos has published a guide on best practices in limestone mining in these highly-vulnerable environments. By Patricia Montenegro, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. The karst envi...