About Us - Press Release - CEMEX and its employees commit US$750K to Haiti relief effort
February 10, 2010
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX), announced today that it has raised approximately US$750,000 in company contributions to help support emergency relief efforts in Haiti, with donations from more than 2,500 employees in 29 countries. Additionally, CEMEX has undertaken local support activities and provided humanitarian assistance following last month’s tragic earthquake. The CEMEX community established a fund to collect voluntary contributions from its personnel worldwide, with CEMEX matching every donation received two-for-one. Funds raised will be directed to the support of its employees, their families and neighboring communities, and toward homebuilding efforts for people affected by the earthquake.
CEMEX has 115 employees in Haiti. Through a rapid response effort, the company has delivered three shipments of basic goods from Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Humanitarian assistance has thus far consisted of food, home supplies, medicine and medical care. Additionally, CEMEX made available its heavy machinery in Haiti to assist relief teams in their efforts. Also, CEMEX assigned its vessel “Marianela” with the task of delivering 90 tons of direct aid sent from Mexico, which was gathered by the CEMEX community and its customers.
With three cement import terminals, two of which are located in the Port-au-Prince area, and a 180 distributor network, CEMEX is one of the major cement suppliers in Haiti. The facilities suffered minimal damage and both terminals in Port-au-Prince restarted operations as soon as the construction activity resumed. Through its operating network in the Americas, including facilities in the Dominican Republic, the company has and will continue to supply its products into the Haitian market. CEMEX plans to continue to contribute to the rebuilding of Haiti, including through the extension of the company’s social self-construction programs aimed at home building for low-income families.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future. For more information, visit www.cemex.com.