Corporate Responsibility

On the road to recovery: CEMEX builds Unity Village for typhoon survivors

Bogo, in the northern part of Cebu, used to be a thriving city with about 18,000 families. Life was uncomplicated and the joys of its people simple— until last year’s onslaught of typhoon Yolanda.

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Holcim Philippines employee training program cited

For ensuring that learning from classroom trainings for employees have clear benefits to and applications in the company, leading cement manufacturer Hocim Philippines, Inc. was cited in the second Gawad Maestro Awards by the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) as this year’s best program for workplace learning and performance.

In May, the company received this year’s Outstanding Workplace Learning and Performance Program (WLP) for its Training Results thru Assessment, Coaching and Keen Monitoring (TRACK!) initiative.

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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 to expand Naga plant production

Cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines is allotting P2.5 billion for the expansion of its Naga plant and increase in production capacity from 2.5 million metric tons (MT) to four million MT per year. 

The investment, which covers the construction of the vertical mill, is reported to bring in an additional 1.5 million MT per year. Its construction is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2014.

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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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Holcim Philippines employees volunteer for Brigada Eskwela

Employees of cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines spent several days to clean and repair classrooms and school equipment in its communities, in support of the government’s drive to mobilize volunteers to prepare public schools for the opening of classes.

Over 400 Holcim Philippines’ employees, contractors and scholars trooped to schools near the company’s facilities to lend a hand in the government’s annual outreach programs for public schools

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Holcim volunteerism program helps poor students finish school

As part of its volunteerism program, employees and partners of cement maker Holcim Philippines committed to help shoulder the schooling of poor but deserving students in its areas of operation. The program proved successful as the first batch of beneficiaries finished primary and secondary level this year, with some graduating atop their classes.

Last March, 44 elementary and nine high school scholars of the company’s Fostering a Child’s Education (FACE) program graduated from school. Two elementary scholars graduated as valedictorian, while another finished as salutatorian. Among the high school graduates, three received academic awards and one more was cited for leadership.

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