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Cemex initiative wins Corporate Citizen of the Americas award

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Cemex’s Assisted Self-Construction Integrated Programme (Programa Integral de Autoconstrucción Asistada – PIAC) has won a 2012/2013 Corporate Citizen of the Americas award in the Citizen Security category. The awards recognise innovative programmes that benefit the community and serve as a model for socially responsible practices. The Citizen Security category focuses on initiatives that promote public-private partnerships in order to create more secure communities. The awards programme is run by the Trust for the Americas with support from the Organisation of American States, the Inter-American Development Bank and AES Corporation.

PIAC provides low-income families with access to an integral housing solution that can enhance their quality of life while developing a social ecosystem. The families are active participants in the co-creation of the business model. The initiative has helped more than 58 000 families, as of the end of September 2013. In addition, 110 000 people have become self-employed and 915 000 m2 of construction has been achieved.

“We are pleased that PIAC has been recognised as a programme that allows families to improve their quality of life and increase their patrimonial wealth, while strengthening the social tissue,” said Juan Romero, President of Cemex Mexico. “In Cemex, we strive to reinforce our social responsibility commitment by contributing to social development.”

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