About COVID-19 - CEMEX - CEMEX USA
Our COVID-19 Actions
Health and Safety Come First
The global pandemic has placed the world in uncharted territory.
During these times, our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities. That's why we have enacted a series of rigorous protocols in our worldwide operations that are aligned with the recommendations of health authorities and have adopted social distancing policies to eliminate face-to-face contact wherever possible.
At the same time, we are working diligently to minimize as much as possible supply disruptions, so we are able to continue providing the service our customers deserve.
This page will be constantly updated with the latest information about our operations in the United States and the different activities we are performing to support the community during these difficult times.
Behaviors that Save Lives
At CEMEX, health and safety are our top priority for our people and their families.
CEMEX is working to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, focusing on key behaviors that can protect ourselves, our employees and their families. For our efforts to be successful, we all must practice the behaviors at work and at home. These behaviors provide guidance in decreasing the spread of COVID-19.
The summary below provides Health and Safety guidelines that addresses COVID-19, to safeguard the health of our people and their families.
A Message from Our CEO
First of all, I hope that you and your families are healthy and safe.
The global COVID-19 pandemic is a social and economic phenomenon that is affecting all of us, both professionally and personally.
As I have said many times before, there is nothing more important than the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers, and communities. I firmly believe that during these times, we must adhere even more closely to our values, and that is what all of us at CEMEX are doing right now.
Our employees have been encouraged to follow physical distancing and personal hygiene protocols. In addition, they have been instructed to work from home when possible, avoid traveling as much as possible, and avoid attending business-related events, among other preventive measures.
Our commitment to health and safety is stronger than ever. And so is our commitment to be a trusted partner for our customers and a good neighbor to our communities. Now more than ever, our digital platforms, such as CEMEX Go, are an ideal option to continue serving our customers, while adhering to the most rigorous health practices.
Our manufacturing, sales, and delivery operations remain active wherever possible, and will continue to work as long as they can do so in a safe and healthy manner, or as long as the corresponding authorities allow them to remain active. Our pickup and delivery processes have been adjusted to minimize contagion risks, while keeping our building materials supply chain moving. Our sales force is available to you through email, telephone or chat. Our customer service centers are there to take your call, even if our representatives are working from home.
We are also keeping in close contact with our communities. We are deploying the resources at our disposal, within reason, to help our communities overcome hardships related to the COVID-19 crisis.
A trusted partner is one you can count on during the most uncertain times. All of us at CEMEX are working hard! You can count on us right now more than ever.
Fernando A. González
A Message from CEMEX USA President
Health and safety are our top priority at CEMEX. This includes all actions undertaken to navigate this historic COVID-19 outbreak. We are taking active measures aimed at safeguarding the health of our employees and communities while we continue delivering a superior customer experience.
We are closely monitoring the outbreak and adjusting how we operate to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
CEMEX is following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help protect the well-being of our employees, our customers, our suppliers and our communities.
Our employees are required to follow CDC physical distancing and personal hygiene recommendations. In addition, they have been instructed to stay home if they are sick, avoid non-essential business travel and avoid attending business-related events with multiple attendees. We will continue to monitor this situation and take additional measures as needed.
Our Management, Operations, Supply Chain and Commercial teams are working diligently, to the extent of their possibilities and in accordance with local and federal regulations, so our customers do not suffer supply disruptions and continue to receive the outstanding service they deserve.
We strive to keep our people healthy while continuing to stand ready to provide cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete for our customers and communities.
President, CEMEX USA
How we're keeping our customers, employees, and suppliers safe.
In accordance with global, national, and local health authority recommendations, we have implemented strict procedures throughout our operations.
- Employees who are not feeling well are directed to stay home and notify management.
- We have posted CDC recommendation signage of COVID-19 symptoms awareness, hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette.
- Social distancing measures have been implemented and large gatherings suspended, with no groups of more than 10 people inside or outside.
- Conference rooms, lunchrooms and break rooms have been either closed or limited.
- Remote work with office, dispatch and operations are in place to the extent possible.
- Our employees have been encouraged to minimize in-person contact and rely on digital communication tools instead.
- During deliveries, our employees have been informed to follow social distancing and personal hygiene recommendations.
- There is no sharing of common workplace objects such as pens, paper and equipment.
- All in-person meetings and interviews have been cancelled or replaced with virtual options for collaboration.
We understand that this is an uncertain time for many of our partners, customers, and communities and want to support you where we can.
If you need to get in touch with us or have questions about products, services or deliveries please contact your local representative and we will be happy to help.