CEMEX set new volunteer target
Company announces objective to expand employee volunteering commitments for 2020
CEMEX celebrated this year’s International Volunteering Day (5 December) by setting a new target in connection with their 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. Building on this momentum, CEMEX say their new goal is to increase this percentage by up to 30% in 2020.
Martha Herrera, CEMEX’s director of corporate social responsibility, said: ‘At CEMEX, we are committed to improving the quality of life and well-being of society, particularly in the communities where we live and work.
‘Our volunteering strategy seeks to identify our employees’ interests and skills, together with ways they can give back what they have experienced in their professional career through volunteering.
‘Our employees, as global citizens, are committed to the development of their community and their planet, and are actively driven by our vision of building a better future for everyone locally and globally. Through volunteerism, we can continue to achieve a true transformation of our ecosystem.
‘While we know that there is still much to do, it is inspiring to see how our employees are committed to contributing and collaborating to build the sustainable world that we want and deserve today and for generations to come.’