CEMEX named to Texan by Nature 20, recognized for conservation efforts and sustainability leadership for third consecutive year - CEMEX named to Texan by Nature 20, recognized for conservation efforts and sustainability leadership for third consecutive year - CEMEX USA
Houston, Texas - November 4, 2021
CEMEX USA announced today that for the third consecutive year the company has been named to the Texan by Nature 20, the official ranking by the Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by Former First Lady Laura Bush, recognizing its commitment to conservation and leadership in sustainability.
Texan by Nature was founded in 2011 to bring conservation and business together to positively impact natural resources, economic prosperity and the health of communities across Texas and beyond. Each year, the TxN 20 recognizes companies with operations in Texas across 12 industry sectors for their innovative work in conservation. Honorees, like CEMEX, are selected based on their stated dedication to conservation, demonstrated commitment to conservation via investment and volunteerism, measurement and reporting of spending and impact on conservation efforts, and employee engagement.
“Sustainability and conservation are integrated into our operations across CEMEX, and we work to make positive contributions that can help protect natural resources and wildlife,” said CEMEX USA Regional President—Texas Region Scott Ducoff. “We continue to seek additional opportunities to deepen our commitment to sustainability and demonstrate how industry and nature can thrive side by side, implementing programs that emphasize education, innovative technology and thoughtful land and resource conservation.”
CEMEX has a longstanding commitment to sustainability and conservation which it demonstrates through its strategic partnerships and environmentally friendly programs. In Texas, the company has partnered with landowner, Josiah Austin, in the El Carmen Land and Conservation Co. (ECLCC) to actively conserve and manage an important ecological corridor at the Texas-Mexico border, helping restore wildlife while retaining the natural desert landscape near Big Bend National Park. In addition, CEMEX operations in New Braunfels are home to the Balcones Dry Comal Creek Wildlife Habitat Center that features more than 10 acres of restored prairie and pollinator gardens, as well as a vegetable garden and educational building for hands-on learning. CEMEX also developed and implemented a state-of-the-art water recycling plant at its Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels that reduces use of local water sources by 90 percent.
“From actively managing 27,000-acres of Chihuahuan Desert, to providing educational activities for students, educators and other visitors at their Balcones Dry Comal Creek Wildlife Habitat Center in New Braunfels, Texas, to providing innovative lower carbon product solutions, CEMEX exemplifies commitment to building a sustainable future,” said Joni Carswell, CEO & President of Texan by Nature. “We are excited to honor CEMEX’s leadership for the third year in a row as a leader in the Construction & Manufacturing Industry category for the 2021 Texan by Nature 20.”
Texan by Nature has served as a catalyst for thought leadership, innovative partnerships and community-led solutions while working with the state’s business community to implement Texas-led conservation practices. The TxN 20 provides not only recognition to honorees, but a catalogue of best practices and metrics to industry peers.
“Congratulations to this year’s TxN 20! Each year, I’m impressed by the leadership the TxN 20 honorees display. They are innovators, collaborators and changemakers. I am thrilled to celebrate their efforts, and I encourage other companies to follow their example. Together, we can secure a future where our economy, natural resources and communities thrive,” said former First Lady and Texan by Nature Founder, Laura Bush.
Learn more about the TxN 20 and read more about CEMEX’s commitment to conservation and sustainability at www.TxN20.org.
About CEMEX USA
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services with a rich history of improving the wellbeing of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements and sustainability efforts. Its U.S. network includes 10 cement plants, close to 50 strategically located cement terminals, nearly 50 aggregate quarries and more than 280 ready-mix concrete plants. CEMEX USA has been repeatedly recognized for its efforts in sustainability and energy management, including earning U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
About Texan by Nature
Texan by Nature (TxN) brings conservation and business together to advance conservation - positively impacting natural resources, prosperity, and health across Texas and beyond. TxN partners deeply with conservation groups and business, acting as an accelerator for conservation groups and a strategic partner for business. Their projects and programs have impacted 7M+ people, 19.5M acres, and all of Texas' 254 counties over the last 2 years. Get involved and learn more at www.texanbynature.org and follow on Facebook @TexanbyNature, Twitter @TexanbyNature, and Instagram @texanbynature.