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November 25, 2014

In the recently concluded 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference, three members of the CEMEX Philippines Group of Companies were conferred recognition on environmental excellence, health and safety practices, and community development efforts.

The Presidential Mineral Industry Environment Award (PIMEA) Committee accorded Solid Cement Corporation with the Platinum Award, Apo Cement Corporation the Titanium Award and First Runner-up for the Safest Mineral Processing (Cement Category), and Apo Land and Quarry Corporation the First Runner-up for the Safest Quarry Operation under the Non-Metallic Category.

Held in the City of Pines, Baguio City, 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.”

The company’s team of experts works hard in maintaining the highest standards of operations, says CEMEX Philippines Vice President for Operations and Technology Fernando Enriquez. Innovative procedures are in place to make the work sustainable and come up with quality products for stakeholders.

More than providing quality products while caring for the environment, the company also espouses safety, security and health of its people and the community it operates on. “We continuously commit to being responsible and credible operators and we firmly comply with environment, safety, and health standards,” shared Paul Vincent Arcenas, Apo Land and Quarry Corporation president.

Atty. Gina Eala, CEMEX Philippines vice president for human resources on the other hand says that the company believes that a safe and fulfilling environment where people work is a primary factor that contributes to performance.

Every year, PMSEA recognizes outstanding companies that are into mineral exploration and other related activities. CEMEX Philippines is the manufacturer of the only eco-labeled cement brands in the country including Rizal and APO – heritage brands trusted by the experts in building the cities of the future.

CEMEX Philippines is the manufacturer of the only eco-labeled cement brands in the country including Island Portland Cement, Palitada King, Rizal Portland Super, Rizal Masonry Cement, APO Portland Premium, APO Portland Cement, APO Masonry Cement, and APO Pozzolan. For more information, please log on to www.cemexphilippines.com or like CEMEX Philippines on Facebook. For partnerships, please contact the Public Affairs Unit and email chito.maniago@cemex.com.

Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference at Camp John Hay, Baguio City

The CEMEX Philippines team bag environmental excellence awards during the 61st Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference at Camp John Hay, Baguio City

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