Corporate Responsibility

Holcim gets Anvils for employee communications, centennial campaign

Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. was again recognized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) for its communication programs, with the company getting Anvil Awards for Employee Communications and its centennial celebration campaign.

Holcim won Merit Awards for both programs during the recent 48th Anvil Awards held at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. Both programs were among the 396 entries that underwent a two-stage screening process for the Anvil Awards.

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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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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 partners with the Kapuso Foundation in helping Pablo victims

Nearly 3 months since the devastating typhoon Pablo hit Mindanao, victims are still struggling to rebuild lost homes and livelihood. In the wake of billions of pesos worth of damage to infrastructure, agriculture and private properties, employees and executives of… Continue reading

CEMEX recognizes Angat Kabataan at 10th TAYO Awards

Filipino youth organization Angat Kabataan received the CEMEX Youth in Nation Building Award at the 10th TAYO (Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations) Awarding Ceremony, held on December 6, 2012 at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace.  The group was… Continue reading

CEMEX partners with Havaianas for Operation Smile

Cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines partnered with flip-flop designer and manufacturer Havaianas to aid in generating proceeds for Operation Smile Philippines Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization that provides free reconstructive surgeries to children born with facial deformities.

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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

SSS names Holcim Davao among top Mindanao employers

For its compliance to the social security law and good care of its employees, the Davao plant of cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines was recently recognized by state pension fund Social Security System (SSS) as among the best employers in Mindanao.

Holcim Davao was awarded the SSS Balikat ng Bayan, which is given to companies that best comply with the social security law, provide accurate and timely submission of reports and actively participate in SSS programs. Holcim Davao won the said award for Southern Mindanao in the medium accounts category or for companies with less than 500 employees. Other winners from Mindanao were OROPORT Cargo Handling Services, Taganito Mining Corp. and Holy Cross of Davao College, Inc.

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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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