Monthly Archives: June 2013

CEMEX wins ‘Grand Master’ at Zero Basura Olympics

CEMEX wins 'Grand Master' at Zero Basura OlympicsAlongside other responsible companies that keep an eye on their businesses to ensure that their operations are eco-friendly, CEMEX bagged the prestigious ‘Grand Master’ award at the Zero Basura Olympics (ZBO) for Business last June 26.

CEMEX’s winning entry was the waste reduction efforts at the APO Cement Plant in Cebu. ZBO recognized CEMEX for its solid waste management program that makes use of residuals as fuel source for its co-processing unit.

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Cement plant’s quarry sites forested

CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) – Old limestone and pozzolan quarry sites within the country’s second oldest cement plant in Naga City, southern Cebu, have been rehabilitated and converted into pockets of forested areas.

More than five hectares of mined-out areas in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan, Naga City within the 192-hectare property of the Apo Cement Plant have been converted into small forest areas, said the cement plant’s environment, health and safety engineer, Jenevy Patalinjug.

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Green footprint in cement plant

CEMEX does its share in protecting Mother Earth by seeking ways to enable customers build more sustainable structures while mitigating environmental impacts.

The Mexican cement giant constantly has improved its performance as an efficient, agile, and innovative company by identifying, sharing, and implementing best practices across its global network of plants and facilities.

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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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CEMEX supports Bantay Baterya

CEMEX supports Bantay BateryaImproper disposal or treatment of used lead acid batteries commonly known as ULABs is dangerous for the environment and the health of the community. To address this threat, the “Bantay Baterya” project was initiated to recover and recycle junk batteries.… Continue reading

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 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 invests P2.5 billion to hike output

NAGA CITY, CEBU— Consistent with its thrust of placing assets in areas with opportunities for growth, cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines is investing P2.5 billion to increase production of its Apo cement plant in Cebu to meet the growing demand nationwide.

Normandy Chan, plant director, said on Wednesday the new investment is expected to boost current cement-making capacity of 2.5 million metric tons (MMT) annually by another 1.5 MMT per year.

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