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Holcim Mexico cement plants receive Environmental Excellence Awards

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Last week Holcim Mexico cement plants in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, and Tecomán, Colima, as well as the Geocycle platform in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, received the 2018 Environmental Excellence Award, granted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).

The awards recognise companies that voluntarily demonstrate high environmental performance, commitment to the preservation of nature and social responsibility with the environment.

Holcim and Geocycle are among the 58 companies recognised this year in the cement, energy, food, mining, automotive, brewing and manufacturing industries.

Minister of Environment, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, and Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection, Guillermo Haro Bélchez presented the awards to the companies. Also present were the Governor of Yucatan, Rolando Zapata Bello, and Federal Electricity Commission head, Jaime Francisco Hernández Martínez.

Haro Bélchez noted that seven of the award-winning companies, including Holcim Mexico (Tecomán Plant, 2006, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), have obtained this award for three consecutive years.

The companies’ achievements included:

  • Zero waste water discharges
  • Use of waste as alternative fuels
  • Investment in pollution-reducing technology
  • Promotion of environmental awareness in neighbouring communities

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