Cemex USA says nine of its ready-mix concrete plants in the San Francisco Bay Area have earned the ISO 14001:2015 Certification for their environmental management systems.
The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) developed the certification as a standard of processes for organizations to use when setting up, improving or maintaining their environmental management systems to follow established environmental policies and requirements. The guidelines are expected to help organizations improve efficiency, reduce waste, improve overall environmental impact and manage environmental obligations.
The nine plants located in Berkeley, Concord, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose, Union City and Santa Clara, California received certification after Lloyd’s Register – an accredited third-party organization – audited Cemex USA’s West Region management system. In addition, the company’s Livermore office earned the certification.
Ignacio Madridejos, Cemex USA president, says: Effective environmental management systems are critical in helping our operations meet and exceed our environmental and sustainability goals. By following well-established standards of ISO 14001:2015, our operations can continue to build on their successes while serving as inspiring examples for others to follow across the US.”