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Health & Safety

The health, safety, and well-being of our people are of paramount importance to us and are critical to our ability to conduct our business and we continually monitor our safety progress to ensure that our programs are working as effectively as possible.


Safety Leadership

Employee safety is of utmost importance at CEMEX. We are committed to identifying and reducing any safety risks associated with our operations... More


Driver & Contactor Safety

Driving is the activity that leads to the majority of fatalities in our industry. In addition, approximately 60 percent of all fatalities in the CSI database are related to contractor activities... More


Health Essentials

Based on the work of our global health council and other feedback, we have established Health Essentials, a global health campaign designed to reduce the prevalence of health risks... More


Safety Awards

Since 2000, the annual CEMEX Safety Award has promoted excellence in safety and health at our operations worldwide... More


Health and Safety Management System

Our Health and Safety Management System (HSMS), is a risk-based system that clearly establishes the company’s expectations of managers in terms of health and safety performance. Aligned with OHSAS 18001:2007, a leading international standard for occupational health and safety management systems, our new HSMS is designed to enable us to accomplish the following:

  • Identify and reduce safety risks
  • Develop supporting standards and guidelines
  • Share best practices throughout the company
  • Continually improve the health, safety, reliability, and efficiency of operations
  • Be fully implemented in all operations

In 2011, the CEMEX Sustainability Committee endorsed the HSMS and CEMEX began its roll-out by first presenting the program to all national Health and Safety directors and national senior management teams. In addition, the company initiated pilot audits. We also expanded our Global Health and Safety Council to reflect organizational restructuring and to ensure representation of all six global regions.


Health and Safety Organizational Structure

In 2011 the CEMEX Sustainability Committee endorsed by the HSMS and CEMEX began its roll-out by first presenting the program to all national H&S directors and national senior management teams.

Health and safety programs are, by necessity, implemented at the country and site level, but the chain of responsibility and monitoring extends to CEMEX’s top management team and Board of Directors.

Line management is responsible and accountable for implementing initiatives, investigating incidents, and demonstrating correct safety behaviors.

Overview, review, and guidance continue all the way up through regional and company-wide levels to the Sustainability Committee, which reports progress and challenges to the top management team.

CEMEX HSMS Structure

To read CEMEX’s Health and Safety Policy please click here.

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