CEMEX has announced that it is continuing to strengthen a culture of health and safety through continuous engagement with communities, organisations, employees, and contractors. The company has the aim of enhancing road safety for all users on a global level.
CEMEX has worked to build its mobility practices. This includes defensive driving training for truck drivers, raising the awareness of cyclists, and participating in nationwide alliances and organisations. The company has stated that it is striving to make roads a safe place, where cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers, and pedestrians, can coexist without incidents.
A primary goal of these initiatives is to increase safety awareness on streets. The company has thus carried out programmes in which cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users have the opportunity to see and appreciate what is visible from a CEMEX driver’s perspective. So far in 2018, more than 3500 cyclists and pedestrians have attended these events around the world, taking part by climbing aboard the company’s trucks. The company has also launched targeted campaigns and action plans throughout its countries of operation, including Colombia, Germany, the US, and the UK, among others. CEMEX has stated that it is aiming to prevent accidents by educating the relevant parties and helping them to learn each other’s perspectives.
The company has also focused on building alliances with organisations and authorities to improve road safety. CEMEX is an active participant in associations that promote understanding, coexistence, and respect on the road in France, Mexico, and Spain, among others.
The company has invested US$13 million in safety features to help improve the safety of its trucks on the road. These include additional mirrors to increase the driver’s scope of visibility, warning signs, vehicle sensors, and camera systems that alert drivers to potential dangers, among other types of safety equipment. The company has stated that these features are also being added to the vehicles of regular contractors.
CEMEX has stated that is it continuing to work towards its aim of zero injuries worldwide.
CEMEX is a global building materials company.
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