Cemex has obtained three certifications from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its environmental conservation actions.
Cemex says this year’s certifications of its cement plants in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Tepeaca, Puebla, and Zapotiltic and Jalisco brings its total certifications from WHC to eight for its Mexico operations since 2016.
Ricardo Naya, president of Cemex Mexico, says: “Since 2016, we have achieved certification for approximately 20 programmes and community environmental initiatives with the aim of complying with the highest standards of environmental conservation and biodiversity restoration in the country.”
The WHC’s certifications focus on community projects that promote the restoration and reforestation of natural areas. Each site’s various projects together improve the environment of more than 8,300 people and the habitat of numerous species of flora and fauna.
Cemex claims the Tepeaca, Puebla plant’s gold certification highlights the rehabilitation of its clay and limestone quarry through the planting of 450 species of acacias, peach, guava, and mesquite along five thousand square meters which reduced soil erosion and enabled groundwater recovery.
The Community Environmental Restoration Programme at its Monterrey, Nuevo León plant obtained silver certification following the participation of a 100 promoters, who worked for a year to recover wild flora and fauna habitats and to construct a pollinator garden.
Cemex’s ‘Sowing the future’ nursery at its Zapotiltic, Jalisco plant obtained the WHC’s silver certification along with two other environmental projects.