OREANDA-NEWS. October 04, 2016.  CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CEMEX) (NYSE: CX) announced today that several of the companys facilities in Mexico and USA 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 CEMEXs facilities in the USA, but alsofor the first timecertified three programs in Mexico.

The certified facilities include the companys Center Hill Mine, Clinchfield Cement Plant, and Victorville Cement Plant in the USA; and CEMEXs 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.

CEMEXs WHC-certified conservation programs are mainly focused 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 Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of CEMEX. 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.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. Celebrating its 110th anniversary, CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.