Cemex announced its recent recognition from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its outstanding commitment to environmental conservation programs across 10 locations worldwide.
The recognitions, unveiled during the 2023 WHC Conservation Conference in Baltimore, exemplify the company’s steadfast commitment to biodiversity conservation, a key aspect of its Future in Action program.
Future in Action seeks to achieve sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.
This recognition brings Cemex’s global count of WHC-certified programs to 32, with four programs achieving the highest distinction of Gold certification. Seventeen of the programs are located in the United States. The newly certified programs are at the following sites:
- El Carmen Nature Reserve (Mexico + USA) – Certified Gold.
- Las Salinas & Laguna Cabral (Dominican Republic) – Certified Gold.
- Monterrey: Tanque Prieto + Mitras + ATM (Mexico) – Certified Gold.
- Clinchfield Cement Plant (USA) – Certified Gold.
- Lake Wales Sand Mine (USA) – Certified Silver.
- Victorville Cement Plant (USA) – Certified.
- Gator Sand Mine (USA) – Certified.
- Alico Quarry (USA) – Certified.
- Zapotiltic: La Zoromutera + Palos Colorados (Mexico) – Certified.
- Merida: Xtepen + Caliza II (Mexico) – Certified.
The El Carmen Nature Reserve also received WHC’s Desert Project of the Year award for its work to protect and restore habitats of the Chihuahuan Desert. The award winners were meticulously chosen from the Conservation Certification applications submitted to the WHC between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2022.
Through Future in Action, Cemex said it remains steadfast in its commitment to preserving and protecting natural habitats while contributing to a sustainable future for all.