About Us - Press Release - CEMEX program wins Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award
November 21, 2013
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that its Assisted Self-Construction Integrated Program or Programa Integral de Autoconstrucción Asistida (PIAC) has been chosen as a winner for the 2012/2013 Corporate Citizen of the Americas (CCA) Awards in the Citizen Security category, by the Trust for the Americas with support from the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and AES Corporation. The category recognizes initiatives that foster public private partnerships aiming at more secure communities.
“We are pleased that PIAC has been recognized as a program that allows families to improve their quality of life and increase their patrimonial wealth, while strengthening the social tissue,” said Juan Romero, President of CEMEX Mexico. “In CEMEX, we strive to reinforce our social responsibility commitment by contributing to social development.”
PIAC is a program that promotes the formation of a social ecosystem, enabling low-income families to have access to an integral housing solution designed to improve their quality of life. Families participate actively in the process of co-creation of the business model to take advantage of their capabilities and improve their living situation. As of the end of September, 2013, close to 58,000 families have benefitted from PIAC, 110,000 people have been self-employed and more than 915,000 m² of construction have been built.
The award ceremony took place in Washington DC on November 20, 2013, and was attended by corporate leaders from the Americas. The award was presented by officials from the OAS, members of the Permanent Council and the Selection Committee.
The Trust for the Americas is a non-profit organization, established in 1997, affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS). The Corporate Citizen of the Americas (CCA) Awards were created to recognize companies that have initiated innovative programs which benefit the community where they operate and can serve as a model for socially responsible practices.
This year, the Award Selection Committee was comprised of Scarlett Alvarez, Chief Stakeholder Management for Global Utility at AES Corporation; Hans Schulz, the Vice President for the Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations at the Inter-American Development Bank; and Albert R. Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States.
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