Wildlife Habitat Council Recognizes Cemex Projects

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) awarded four Cemex projects across the United States and Mexico for excellence in corporate conservation in the categories of Awareness and Community Engagement, Desert, Formal Learning, and Training. The recognitions were unveiled during the WHC Conservation Conference in New Orleans.

The projects recognized at the awards were:

  • Student environmental education at the “Caliza y Arcilla” site in Tamuín, Mexico.
  • Desert habitat restoration at Cerro Jardín, Xoyatla, and Coayuca in Atotonilco, Mexico.
  • Environmental Training at Cemex’s regional office in Alabama.
  • Formal environmental education program at Cemex’s quarrying operations in Center Hill, Florida.

These projects demonstrate Cemex’s efforts to positively impact nature through conservation, restoration and enhancement as well as its commitment to making a positive and lasting impact in communities worldwide. Cemex aims to empower its workers, suppliers, customers and communities with comprehensive learning and training opportunities in environmental sustainability, encouraging active participation and contribution toward a nature-positive future.

The WHC Awards honor excellence in corporate conservation, with awardees representing various national and international companies across industries. Finalists and winners were chosen from WHC Certification applications submitted in 2023.

Cemex’s strategy aims to enhance biodiversity in its quarries, implement conservation measures, and develop local Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) for quarries situated in high-priority biodiversity sites. The company has expanded its strategy to seek external certifications for sites that are not in high-value biodiversity areas. As of now, 35 Cemex programs have received Conservation Certification by the WHC.

Cemex’s conservation efforts are part of its Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, water and biodiversity management with the primary objective of becoming a net zero CO2 company by 2050.

You can access the complete list of the 2024 WHC Awards winners and finalists at the following link: https://www.wildlifehc.org/certification/awards-recognition/2024-whc-awards-finalists/.

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