Sustainable Development

Former quarry sites in Naga converted into pocket forests

Large swaths of old limestone and pozzolan quarries inside the country’s second oldest cement plant have been rehabilitated into pocket forests.

During a plant tour with reporters yesterday, officials of the APO Cement Plant in Naga City, Cebu revealed that more than five hectares of mined-out areas in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan, which is inside their 192-hectare property, has been converted into small forest areas.

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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 earmarks P2.5B to expand Naga plant

CEBU CITY— Anticipating an increase in demand for cement in the country, CEMEX Philippines is embarking on a P2.5-billion expansion of Apo Cement Corporation’s  facility in the city of Naga, Cebu.

Normandy Chan, Apo plant director, said the expansion plan would increase the Naga plant’s production capacity by 1.5 million metric tons to 4 million MT yearly.

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CEMEX turns landfill wastes into energy for mills

The wastes dumped in the country’s landfills need not go to wasted.

CEMEX Philippines, one of the largest producers and distributors of cement in the country, announced on Wednesday that it would “go green,” by recycling wastes from landfills to fuels that will be used in mills processing its cement products.

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CEMEX supports Brigada Eskwela

In their show of support to Cepoc Central School in the City of Naga, Cebu, close to a hundred personnel of the Apocemco CEMEX Philippines recently joined hands with the parents, teachers, and students for the annual Brigada Eskwela program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

They cleaned up the school premises, repaired broken tables and chairs, rebuilt the perimeter fence, replaced fixtures and cemented pathways, as well as repainted steel fences, classrooms, tables, and chairs.

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CEMEX’s H.E.R.O. volunteers join Brigada Eskwela

Ten years ago, children who went to school for their first day of classes were armed with brooms instead of pens.

This is the typical scenario every opening of the school year when Brigada Eskwela was not yet established. A decade ago, students were obliged to clean the rooms and yards before they could sit and study. Today, the Department of Education’s (DepEd) National Schools Maintenance Week erases this picture and replaces it with an impressive portrait of what bayanihan is.

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Local efforts lead to global change, says Illac Diaz to CEMEX

Community empowerment, sustainable development, and capacity building that start locally and grow to influence global changes, were the focus of Liter of Light Executive Director Illac Diaz’s talk during CEMEX Philippines’ 2013 Kickoff Event.

Themed “Believe/Achieve: 2013 and Beyond,” the… Continue reading

Holcim extends support for Davao River watershed conservation through Matigsalug empowerment

After the successful first run of a project to help conserve the Davao River watershed, Holcim Philippines has renewed its partnership with an environment group to train an indigenous community in the Marilog uplands on ideal farming techniques to discourage them from timber-poaching.

On Jan. 22, Holcim Davao signed a memorandum of agreement to extend by another year the financial support to the Kinaiyahan Foundation, Inc. for the training of 40 more Matigsalug families on Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT). The said technique is designed to put less pressure on the remaining forest ecosystem in Marilog, located about 60 kilometers away from the city proper.   

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CEMEX Philippines, best in industry for sustainable development

CEMEX Philippines received recently the FPI Outstanding Sustainable Development Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category, in recognition of its efforts to practice sustainable business methods and contribute to nation building. The award was given by the Federation of… Continue reading

Cement industry recognized for sustainable practices

This year, in their recognition awards for outstanding practices in sustainable development, the Federation of Philippine Industries, (FPI), recognized more than just outstanding corporations. FPI also recognized exemplary industries as well as local government units (LGUs) which partnered with FPI members in sustainable development initiatives.

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