Health and Safety


Makati City, June 27, 2013 – In an effort to bolster the company’s health and safety culture, Lafarge Republic Inc. (LRI) engaged a United Sates Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Trainer to provide advanced industry safety training for Lafarge executives and DOLE safety trainers.

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Cement haulers ready to adopt code of accountability for safety

Close to 300 cement haulers, truckers, road transport experts and road safety advocates from around the country are ready to sign a common Code of Accountability for Safety. This will be during the Second Vehicle and Traffic Safety conference on… Continue reading

Keeping people safe at work a priority for Holcim Philippines

The first thing that visitors notice when they go to a manufacturing facility of Holcim Philippines is how strictly the company implements its safety policies.

Plant visitors who need to go outside the administrative building are required to use “personal protective equipment” – hard hats, steel-toed boots and reflectorized shirts or vests. If they go to the manufacturing areas, they will also be asked to put on dust masks, goggles, gloves and something that looks like marshmallow candies but are actually ear plugs.

At the gate, all non-plant employees are given a safety manual and briefed on how to conduct themselves inside the facility. The reminders continue inside the plant, as signage after signage prompt them to stay alert.

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SOPI lauds CEMEX for road safety program

SOPI lauds CEMEX for road safety programStaying true to its battlecry of “Ligtas 24 Oras,” a round-the-clock manifesto that advocates and enjoins everybody to take safety seriously, cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines bagged SOPI’s prestigious award on road safety.

The Safety Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (SOPI) recognized CEMEX Philippines for having the Outstanding Road Safety Program 2012 during the 43rd National Road Safety Convention at Subic International Hotel, Olongapo City.

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CEMEX, Naga promote ‘Isang Milyong Sipilyo’
Program is on 19th year with 57T day care, elementary beneficiaries

CEMEX joined the Department of Health (DOH) in celebrating the Oral Health Month through its “Isang Milyong Sipilyo” program. 

The program aims to give one million dental kits to day care and elementary school students of the City of Naga, Cebu.

The activity, which was started by then Naga mayor, the late Ferdinand Chiong, is now on its 19th year, and with the continuous support of CEMEX and the leadership of incumbent Mayor Valdemar Chiong, 57,000 children have benefitted from the program. 

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Lafarge continues to reduce its CO2 Emissions with a New “Clean Development Mechanism” at Republic Cement Corporation Teresa Cement Plant in the Philippines

Paris, May17, 2011 – The project to recover heat and turn this into electricity, set up by Republic Cement Corporation (Teresa Plant), a Lafarge associated company in the Philippines, has now been officially registered as a “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM)… Continue reading

Haulers, transport execs to obey ’10 Road Safety Commandments’

Drivers and transport managers from 43 hauling companies in the Philip­pines have signed their commitment to the world-wide campaign to re­duce road accidents at the 1st Vehicle and Traffic Safety Conference at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay… Continue reading

Cement industry posts good safety record

Cement companies in the country reported results that showed they are globally competitive in safety at the workplace in 2011, the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) disclosed on Monday.

CeMAP made this declaration timed with the April 28… Continue reading

Holcim La Union, DPWH join hands for road safety

As part of Holcim Philippines’s commitment to safety, its La Union plant recently partnered with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to install safety signs along the Manila North Road Highway.

The cement manufacturer tied up with DPWH Region 1 to set up 22 road safety signages in 12 municipalities along the said highway from Rosario to Sudipen, La Union.

Holcim La Union Plant Manager Andy White explained that the project is consistent with the high premium Holcim places on the safety of its own employees, contractors and other key stakeholders including families in host communities.

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Cement Industry Raises Bar For Environmental Excellence

(Philippine cement plants now benchmarked against best in the world)

After chalking up a string of international and local certifications and awards, the Philippine cement industry today has made its mark as an industry that upholds only the highest environmental standards in product manufacture.

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