CEMEX has set a new target in connection with its volunteering commitments for 2020, aligned with the company’s vision of building a better future while contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Currently, 22% of CEMEX employees worldwide are performing diverse volunteering activities that directly contribute not only to the company’s five priority SDGs, but also to the four pillars of the company’s community investment strategy: education and development of capabilities for employability, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and mobility, social and environmental innovation and entrepreneurship, and a culture of environmental protection, health, and safety. Building on this momentum, CEMEX’s new goal is to increase this percentage by up to 30% by 2020.
Employees from the CEMEX in the UK have taken part in a wide range of volunteering activities across the country this year. Some people have chosen to volunteer their efforts to improve local attractions; a team from the Aggregates Division in Scotland recently spent a day at Doune Ponds in the village of Doune in Perthshire. Tasks that were carried out included painting fences and walkways, and removing a pontoon from the pond.
Others decide to help local groups or schools – such as a team from Southampton who chose to help their local Sea Cadets group. They worked hard to lay a new hard standing at the cadet’s new building. The new building and surrounding hard standing will enable the unit to double their membership to 80 cadets.
Furthermore, some employees have partnered with community charities, e.g. a team from Concrete Products Customer Service Centre helped at Myton Hospice’s Coventry Warehouse. The team helped to sort through a large amount of clothing and homeware donations, identifying which items were suitable for re-sale in their shops in and around the Midlands.
Meanwhile, there are also opportunities to help protect the local environment; team members from the UK Business Performance Team took part in a Beach Clean lend-a-hand at Formby Beach on Merseyside earlier this year.
CEMEX understands the key role that volunteering plays in the company’s vision to build a better future for everyone, so employees from all of its countries and levels remain motivated to give their time, skills, and effort for the wellbeing of the communities where the company operates.
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