The 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference recently cited three members of the CEMEX Philippines Group of Companies for environmental excellence, health and safety practices, and community development efforts.
The Presidential Mineral Industry Environment Award (PIMEA) Committee gave Solid Cement Corp. with the Platinum Award, Apo Cement Corp. the Titanium Award and First Runner-up for the Safest Mineral Processing (Cement Category), and Apo Land and Quarry Corp. the First Runner-up for the Safest Quarry Operation under the Non-Metallic Category.
The CEMEX Philippines companies were recognized for their innovation, environmental stewardship, responsible natural resource management, empowerment of host communities, land use improvement, and site rehabilitation. The company has operations in Cebu and Rizal.
“Our operations are deeply anchored on sustainability and safety,” shared Pedro Palomino, CEMEX Philippines country president. Receiving the award meant that CEMEX and the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) share the same advocacy of taking care of the earth while securing the resources for the next generation. “CEMEX strongly believes that progress goes hand in hand with the protection of the environment.”