Through our global CEMEX UNITE Volunteers Program, our employees actively engage in skilled and hands-on activities that tackle the world’s greatest challenges and improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the cities and communities we live and operate in. Our employees further realize their purpose by participating in skilled volunteering, enabling everyone to participate in building a better future. Through this program, our employees participate in volunteer activities during work hours, as well as locally extended volunteer programs over the weekend—allowing them to share the experience of volunteering with their families. The CEMEX UNITE Volunteering Strategy is now global with supporting communication tools and digital platforms. Together with our Responsible Business and HR network, we continue working as One CEMEX under one umbrella to leverage our employees’ skills and interests. In addition, in 2019, we published our global guidelines, which were translated into local policies that highlighted the benefits of volunteering for both society and the volunteer. Our volunteer strategy makes a positive impact on three social spheres: our communities, our organization, and our business, while contributing to SDGs 8, 9, 11, 13, and 15.
In 2019, we had already achieved 26% participation. We expect to increase our annual volunteer participation to 30% by 2020, and 35% by 2030
CEMEX UNITE Volunteers Program brings our core value of operating as One CEMEX providing the means for every CEMEX employee to participate in bettering the cities and communities we live and operate in by using worktime to address global challenges at a local level, and each Business Unit defines locally extended volunteering programs over the weekend which allows them to share the experience of volunteering with their families.
Through CEMEX UNITE, we are creating a workforce for the future, activating the expectations and needs from new generations, attracting talent that is empathetic and socially innovative, ensuring the skills that are critical for the success of our business sustainability.
What Our Volunteers Think
"Was a wonderful experience…with all our partners and family participating together as One CEMEX on this magnificent place -La Huasteca, picking up the trash from all over the place collecting 1.600 kilos of trash (80 trash bags). I’m very proud of the team , and for what we achieved together today. I want to invite you to participate and to contribute a little bit. One by one, we can do great things for our planet and contribute to the SDG… together we can move mountains."
| President, CEMEX SCAC
"I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to live and teach these amazing students. Never again will I be so lucky to work with students with such a thirst for knowledge and desire to develop their skills."
CEMEX Egypt| ,
"It has been for me a unique experience where I had the chance with INJAZ to fulfill my social responsibility towards these beloved children who were very responsive and fun with great characters. We learnt a lot together, thanks for the opportunity."
CEMEX Egypt| ,
"These were priceless moments with kids! Making them understand big things in funny simple way and watching them digest happily and with gratitude made me feel excited and very enthusiastic to repeat it again and again."
CEMEX Egypt| ,
"I believe in volunteering because it is a way to improve the lives of other people. For example, with reforestation it is pleasant to feel that we are giving back to the environment and, in the future, when the trees grow, they will give more oxygen, shade and fruits to the inhabitants. Being a volunteer also allows us to enhance personal skills and share them with others for the common good."
CEMEX Nicaragua| ,
"It was a remarkable experience! As a volunteer, it was my very first volunteering work. I was a bit worried at the beginning about how to handle so many kids at such age, but with INJAZs team support, everything went smoothly. I learned from the kids more than they have learned from me. I gained so much respect to those kids and more self-confidence. I wish I could volunteer in more projects like these."
CEMEX Egypt| ,
To read more about CEMEX's Position on Volunteering, please read our Position Paper here.