CEMEX USA has announced that is has been honoured by Texan by Nature, a Texas-based conservation non-profit that was founded by former First Lady, Laura Bush. The company was recognised for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land preservation through El Carmen Land and Conservation Co. (ECLCC), overseeing the US portion of El Carmen, a private, trans-boundary nature preserve.
ECLCC is a combined effort between CEMEX USA and J. Austin Ranches to preserve approximately 27 000 acres of El Carmen within Texas. The partnership was recognised as one of Texan by Nature’s 2018 Conservation Wranglers during the Conservation Wrangler Summit and Celebration Dinner, held in Dallas, Texas. The programme recognises innovative and transformative conservation projects in Texas.
Comprised of five different ecosystems across nearly 350 000 acres in Texas and Mexico, El Carmen is home to a myriad of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. CEMEX has made important contributions to the continued scientific research, restoration, conservation, and increased population of endangered species and their habitats in the cross-border private conservation region.
ECLCC was one of six project across Texas to be named as a 2018 Conservation Wrangler by Texan by Nature. In 2017, CEMEX and ECLCC was also rewarded for conservation efforts by Texas Parks and Wildlife, with the 2017 Lone Star Steward Award for the Trans Pecos region.
“Sustainability is one of our core strategies at CEMEX,” said Joel Galassini, Regional President for Texas and the New Mexico Region for CEMEX USA. “We are honoured to be recognised by Texan by Nature for our efforts at El Carmen. We are not only committed to restoring habitats and wildlife there but strive to extend that commitment to our operations.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/21122018/cemex-usa-recognised-for-conservation-efforts/