The CLARES award is given to people, organisations, and other institutions for exceptional performance and commitment in helping the social advancement of the population’s neediest sector, especially those that set the best example for current and future generations. The award was given at the 4th International Congress for Social Responsibility and was accepted by Martha Herrera, Cemex in Mexico’s Director of Social Solutions, who thanked the organisation for the recognition and reiterated Cemex’s commitment to continue supporting the sustainable development of the country.
Cemex has a multifaceted social improvement strategy that works in the following five main areas:
- Promoting access to housing and infrastructure for low-income families in developing countries.
- Increasing education and training opportunities in schools and universities, including funding cultural and sporting activities.
- Fostering local environmental awareness projects.
- Contributing to disaster relief.
- Promoting volunteerism among employees.
Cemex’s social responsibility programmes have benefited over 3.9 million people in the past eight years. One of these programs, Patrimonio Hoy, has for nearly a decade helped to address the housing deficit in Latin America and improve the lives of low-income families by providing access to microcredits, building materials, and technical expertise. This programme helps families build or add to their homes more quickly, more efficiently, and with better materials than would otherwise be possible for these customers. The programme recently won the UK ‘Big Tick’ award, as reported previously.
The CLARES award received by Cemex in Mexico highlights the positive results obtained from the worldwide implementation of the company’s sustainable development strategy.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/28062010/cemex_honoured_with_another_award_for_csr_efforts/