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CEMEX pledges implementation of mp connect driver card by end of 2021

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CEMEX has confirmed that use of the mp connect card, the one card solution to support management of contractors and hauliers, will be compulsory across its business by the end of 2021.

Currently, the card has been rolled out across CEMEX’s aggregates sites in the central and southern business areas, with the launch in readymix London and southern locations now underway.

Uptake of mp connect has been successful so far, with 98% of hauliers across the aggregate central area compliant, and 85% of those in aggregates south. The system is currently live at 39 sites, and is being used 2000 times a week, with that figure steadily increasing week on week.

CEMEX has made this commitment to nationwide rollout of mp connect because it will help to streamline its own processes and enhance management of hauliers and contractors. It will ensure all drivers meet legislative and site requirements and enable the business to continually raise standards and lead the industry in safety and compliance.

Dave Hart, Supply Chain Director for CEMEX UK, commented: “Safety is CEMEX’s number one priority and we are always looking for ways to make our processes in this area more streamlined and effective. Implementation of the mp connect system across our business will ensure that all drivers meet the standards set through checks of qualifications and competencies while also providing them with more support and making their visits to different sites easier.”

“Ensuring implementation across our business by the end of the year will require considerable effort but we believe the benefits of the system mean it is worth meeting the challenge. We already have the highest usage rate across the industry and aim to use mp connect for other areas of contractor management in the business as it develops.”

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