CEMEX plants trees for sustainable future
True to its commitment of taking action for the environment and as part of its ‘Future in Action’ climate programme, CEMEX Holdings Philippines (CHP) recently conducted a tree planting activity around its APO Cement Plant in Naga, Cebu. The activity takes place during the Philippine Environment Month and the Annual Arbor Day.
The initiative was led by CEMEX’s APO Cement Security team. Throughout the properties of APO, especially those undergoing rehabilitation, several fruit-bearing trees are slated to be planted. The first batch of trees planted by the team were in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan. From 100 trees upon the inception of the activity, 600 trees have since been planted, with the goal of planting a total of 1,000 trees by the end of 2021 through a monthly tree planting activity. Some of the tree saplings planted are trees endemic to the area, like narra trees, molave (tugas), white silk cotton trees, jackfruit trees, duhat trees, and more.
This tree planting activity is one among many initiatives of CEMEX Philippines aligned to the company’s goal of contributing to the action against climate change. Globally, CEMEX has committed to reduce its CO2 emissions by 35% by 2025 and around 40% by 2030. In the Philippines, CEMEX has already reduced carbon emissions through its co-processing facilities and waste management programs.
Ignacio Mijares, CEMEX Holdings Philippines President and CEO, recognizes the importance of sustainability and climate action. He emphasized that CEMEX’s continuous commitment to Build the Nation Together is also manifested through leaving a transformative impact to the communities. “The initiative really has a big impact on the communities within Cebu and in their environment. This also contributes to an overall better environment for this generation and the next,” Mijares said.
CEMEX is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. CEMEX is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain, and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies. CEMEX offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience, enabled by digital technologies. For more information please visit: www.cemexholdingsphilippines.com