Company Recognized for Environmental Achievements & Partnering with Education
At a ceremony on November 11, 2010, CEMEX USA was recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) with two of the Council’s top national awards, including the William W. Howard C.E.O. Award for environmental stewardship achieved through educational initiatives by CEMEX’s Aggregate Division, in Florida. This is the WHC’s highest award, as it recognizes a company which has a history of striving for excellence in Conservation, Education, and Outreach (C.E.O.).
“CEMEX’s Environmental Education programs in Center Hill, Brooksville, Clermont, Miami, Davenport, and Lake Wales, Florida have gone above and beyond to support and encourage local conservation efforts. This honor is a culmination of many years of hard work by our employees who are committed to our communities and education. I congratulate all CEMEX employees for their continued dedication to sustainability,” said Gilberto Perez, President of CEMEX USA.
The C.E.O. Award, named after WHC’s late President, recognizes not a single program, but rather an entire organization for its combined efforts in providing educational experiences, access to quality education opportunities, and the opportunity to experience personal contact with the natural world to its employees and the surrounding community. CEMEX’s Environmental Education Centers and programs embody this award.
Along with receiving the C.E.O. Award, the CEMEX Center Hill Quarry, was awarded the Corporate Lands for Learning (CLL) of the Year Award, which is designed to recognize a site for outstanding environmental education, stewardship and voluntary employee efforts. Recent projects included well-planned and developed wetland enhancement efforts and hosting field trips for all the 4th and 7th grade students in Sumter County. Center Hill has been in partnership with the Sumter County School Board since 2005. This strong partnership also earned CEMEX a top 3 finalist nomination for the Corporate Partner of the Year Award.
Members of the CEMEX Florida Aggregates group received their 3-year recertification in 2010 under the CLL program and include the Center Hill Quarry, the Lake Wales Sand Mine, and the Gator Sand Mine. Another highly accredited program through the Wildlife Habitat Council is the Wildlife at Work program which honors sites for their successful wildlife habitat management programs. The following CEMEX operations teams received their 2-year recertification: the Lake Wales Sand Mine, the FEC Quarry, the Center Hill Quarry, and the 474 Sand Mine. CEMEX’s Lyons Cement Plant in Colorado was also certified as a Wildlife at Work site for their development and management of a wildlife habitat enhancement program. To learn more about these locations and their CLL programs and conservation efforts, please visit: http://www.wildlifehc.org/Registry_CertifiedSites/index.cfm
The Wildlife Habitat Council is a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization dedicated to increasing the quality and amount of wildlife habitat on corporate, private and public lands. The WHC has espoused environmental responsibility through joint-ventures between businesses and conservation initiatives since 1988 through numerous programs found in 48 states, the District of Columbia and nine other countries. To learn more, visit www.wildlifehc.org
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future. For more information, visit www.cemexusa.com.