Several CEMEX facilities in the U.S. and Mexico have earned Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for their conservation programs, as well as for their wildlife education and environmental protection efforts.

WHC has not only certified 15 programs at CEMEX’s facilities in the USA, but also—for the first time—certified three programs in Mexico.

The certified facilities include the company’s Center Hill Mine, Clinchfield Cement plant, and Victorville Cement plant in the U.S.; and CEMEX’s Atotonilco Cement plant, Huichapan Cement plant, and flagship El Carmen Conservation program in Mexico, which receives this international certification while celebrating 15 years of continued scientific research, habitat preservation, and species restoration.

CEMEX’s WHC-certified conservation programs focus mainly on habitat restoration, as well as educational visits. Among other efforts, El Carmen encompasses reintroduction of extinct species, fire prevention, community engagement, research, and educational programs in the region.

“We are honored to once again earn Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Certification for our programs in the USA. This recognition, together with the first-time certification of our conservation programs in Mexico, underscores the success of our worldwide sustainability efforts,” said Cemex CEO Fernando Gonzalez. “This Certification further fosters our continued commitment to embed sustainability in all aspects of our operations.”

WHC promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. WHC programs translate corporate sustainability goals and objectives into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions. Through a focus on building collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities.