Cemex Receives Wildlife Habitat Council Recognition for Conservation Efforts at 10 Global Locations

SOURCE: Cemex USA | July 27, 2023

Houston, TX – Cemex proudly announces its recent recognition from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) of its outstanding commitment to environmental conservation programs across 10 locations worldwide. The recognitions, unveiled during the 2023 WHC Conservation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 (México) – 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 (México) – 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 January 1, 2022, and December 1, 2022.

Through Future in Action, Cemex remains steadfast in its commitment to preserving and protecting natural habitats while contributing to a sustainable future for all.

About Cemex USA

Cemex is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services with a rich history of improving the wellbeing of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements and sustainability efforts. Its U.S. network includes 10 cement plants, close to 50 strategically located cement terminals, nearly 50 aggregate quarries and more than 280 ready-mix concrete plants. Cemex USA has been repeatedly recognized for its efforts in sustainability and energy management, including earning U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the last five consecutive years since 2019.

About the WHC

For 35 years, WHC has been promoting and certifying ecological stewardship action on corporate lands through partnerships and education. Since only 10-15% of the world’s land surface is protected, private lands provide an essential opportunity for restoring and protecting biodiversity. As the only international conservation NGO focused exclusively on the private sector, WHC provides a framework for voluntary conservation action on a wide variety of corporate lands. WHC’s corporate members represent some of the leading national and multinational corporations seeking to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them. These efforts have resulted in more than 1,000 certified programs across 47 states and 28 countries.

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