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2013 Press Releases

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  • Save our cockney sparrows
  • CEMEX UK lights up its readymixers
  • CEMEX UK awarded industry’s highest H & S award
    CEMEX UK has been awarded the industry’s most prestigious Health and Safety Award, the John Crabbe Memorial Trophy at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health and Safety Awards 2013. The trophy, which was presented during a ceremony at BAFTA, is awarded for outstanding excellence in health and safety.
  • The elephant that is definitely in the room and … made of cement
    The well-kept secret centre piece of a new exhibition by one of Argentina’s leading contemporary artists, Adrián Villar Rojas is a life-size elephant, made using Rugby Portland Cement. The elephant that almost fills the entrance to the gallery is the first work that will be seen by visitors as they enter the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London.
  • Cyclist safety, a key part of the logistics agenda
    Next week sees the start of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Transport Manager Conferences in which CEMEX is supporting one of the main focus agenda items, cyclist safety. “Getting a handle on cycle safety” will review the requirements that the logistics industry is currently facing.
  • CEMEX UK Scoops Construction News Supply Chain Excellence Award
    CEMEX UK scooped the Supply Chain Excellence of the Year award at the 2013 Construction News Awards last night. The award was for a joint venture contract with Aggregate Industries on the A1 Dishforth to Leeming.
  • CEMEX Aggregates ‘shove off’ to Middleton Lakes
    A CEMEX Lendahand volunteering day took place at RSPB Middleton Lakes near Tamworth, making the total of hours volunteered by employees through the Lendahand scheme to over 1200 hours. The Lendahand volunteering scheme enables CEMEX employees the opportunity to take time off work to help in the community while being paid by the company.
  • All of a Flutter at CEMEX’S Rugby Amphitheatre
    Management of seven CEMEX UK sites around Rugby Warwickshire, in partnership with Butterfly Conservation, has resulted in increased numbers of one or more nationally rare species despite overall butterfly numbers being at an all-time low.
  • Saving energy commitment from CEMEX UK
    CEMEX UK has signed an agreement with Decarbon to explore and implement funded energy saving solutions that reduce both operational costs and environmental impact. CEMEX has long been committed to minimising its environmental footprint in order to lead the transformation of the construction sector to become more sustainable.
  • CEMEX UK Wins 12 Major Health and Safety Awards
    CEMEX UK has won 12 awards at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, including the MORR Technology Trophy awarded for the first time.
  • Gold Health and Safety Award Achieved by CEMEX Rail
    CEMEX Rail Solutions has won a gold award at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, for its behavioural safety training and initiatives.
  • Readymix Southern is a Mining and Quarries Winner!
    CEMEX UK has won 3 major Mining and Quarries awards at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The Mining and Quarries Sector Winner was Readymix Southern. “It is an outstanding achievement to win these awards and to be recognized for our work in this area.
  • New MORR Technology Trophy Awarded to CEMEX Logistics
    CEMEX Logistics has won the new MORR Technology Trophy, awarded for the first time at this year’s prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.
  • CEMEX UK Launches 20th Book In Conservation Book Series
    CEMEX UK announced the launch in the UK of a new book A Gift of Nature at a reception in London last night. This book is the 20th in CEMEX’s conservation book series; an initiative which dates back to 1993.
  • A Woman Of Importance Kingsmeads Prehistoric Queen
    Archaeological excavations at CEMEX’s Kingsmead Quarry in Berkshire, not far from Windsor, have revealed a rare ‘Beaker’ burial of ‘Copper Age’ date (2500-2200 BC). The burial represents an unusual and important find as the remains were those of a woman and within the grave were some gold ornaments.
  • Latest Tyre Introduction Gives CEMEX Significant CO2 Savings
    With a fleet of 300 cement and aggregates vehicles covering over 15 million miles per annum, tyres are a key part of the economic equation for CEMEX UK. The company started work in 2011 to develop a new strategy and the latest development is the introduction of low rolling resistance tyres.
  • CEMEX UK achieves FORS gold
    From over 1900 companies, CEMEX UK is just one of 10 companies to achieve Gold Status in the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) run by Transport for London (TFL). CEMEX has been a member of the scheme since 2008 and has cement tankers, aggregate tippers and readymix concrete trucks delivering vital building materials to construction projects in London.
  • CEMEX Shortlisted For Construction News Award
    CEMEX UK, building materials provider, has been selected as a finalist in the Supply Chain Excellence category for the 2013 Construction News Awards, to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 11 July 2013. A record number of entries were submitted for this year’s Construction News Awards.
  • From The Sands of The Sahara to The Sands of CEMEX Quarries
    Sand martins make an amazing journey every winter from the Sahara to the UK, to breed in piles of sand. This year, every CEMEX UK quarry will be creating the sheer banks of sand that sand martins love to make their homes in.
  • Southern England's First Housing Development
    Four early Neolithic houses (3700 BC) have been unearthed by archaeologists at CEMEX’s Kingsmead Quarry in Berkshire. The discovery is unprecedented on a single site in England and challenges our current understanding of how people lived more than 5,700 years ago.
  • Home Grown by CEMEX UK
    2013 sees the introduction of a new training programme by CEMEX UK, Leaders in Development, to help create the next generation of CEMEX business leaders. Three talented employees have been selected to take part in the one year programme, in which they will gain extensive and fundamental knowledge of the business and develop a multi-functional perspective.
  • Perfect solution for Birmingham bus terminal
    One of the first contracts for the latest CEMEX surfacing product, Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC), was supplied to Amey, on behalf of Birmingham City Council, for the resurfacing of the bus terminus in Druids Lane, Druids Heath, Birmingham.
  • Patience and Ryburn move to Branton
    Two Exmoor ponies, Patience and Ryburn are now residents at CEMEX’s Branton Nature Conservation Area, Nr Powburn Northumberland and have become the site’s ‘natural lawnmowers’.

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