CEMEX USA has announced that it has received the prestigious 2019 EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts in energy management. The company has stated that this highlights its longstanding commitment to sustainability.
The company’s accomplishments were recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy during a ceremony in Washington DC on 11 April 2019. A team of company representatives accepted the award.
The company has been actively involved with the ENERGY STAR programme over the years, with three cement plants earning ENERGY STAR certification in 2018. CEMEX USA operations have earned more than 50 ENERGY STAR certifications since 2007, including the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at several ready-mixed plants and terminals.
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award recognises ENERGY STAR partner businesses and organisations in good standing that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.
“At CEMEX, sustainability is key to our vision of building a better future, embedded in our core business strategy and day-to-day operations,” said Ignacio Madridejos, President of CEMEX USA. “We strive to conserve energy where possible with energy management initiatives, and many of our operations have received repeated recognition for their efforts. CEMEX is also incorporating the use of more alternative fuels. We are proud to be honoured as the EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.”
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award winners” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/18042019/cemex-usa-earns-epa-partner-of-the-year-award/