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DENR Region 7 lauds CEMEX for water advocacies

January 22, 2015

DENR Region 7 lauds CEMEX for water advocacies

Apo Cement Plant in Naga, Cebu

Apo Cement Corporation, a member of the CEMEX Philippines Group of Companies, was recently recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) Region 7 for supporting and conducting an Orchestrated Clean-up of Water Bodies within Central Visayas.

Apo Cement was commended for its efforts in cleaning up the coast of South Poblacion, City of Naga. The cement corporation also provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for the volunteers’ use. Moreover, Apo participated in the Water Summit by sharing sustainable programs that will preserve water bodies and protecting from harmful wastes.

“Your efforts and resources shared would certainly go a long way for the conservation of the environment – recovering what is lost and protecting what is left for generations to come,” said Engr. William Cunado, EMB Region 7 director in its letter to the cement company.

“Receiving a citation for the company's Environmental Programs and Activities especially from the regulating agency makes us strive to do even more. For us, this means that the results of Apo Cement’s programs are producing positive results not just to the environment but also to the people in surrounding communities who are our stewards of nature,” said Jenevy Patalingjug, Apo Cement Corporation’s environment, health, and safety officer.

Apo Cement’s environmental programs are in line with the initiatives of EMB Region-7 in pursuing a sustainable and safe environment for everyone.

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.

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