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CEMEX UK awarded industry’s highest H&S award

The winner has excelled in each of the key areas in which the MPA judges awarding the John Crabbe Trophy” comments from the judges of the 2015 Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health & Safety AwardsCEMEX UK was the winner of this prestigious industry award for its outstanding excellence in Health & Safety.

The trophy was presented to CEMEX UK Country President, Jesus Gonzalez and Health & Safety Director, Andrew Taylor at the annual MPA conference and awards held at 30 Euston Square, London.

According to the judges, CEMEX UK excelled in four key areas: Leadership training with Visible Felt Leadership targets for all managers, health and wellbeing embedded as a core value, “Stepping in” to prevent unsafe behaviour is part of the company’s culture at all levels and strong  management of contractors.

Jesus Gonzalez, Country President CEMEX UK  comments “Health and Safety is our No. 1 priority for colleagues, contractors and those coming onto CEMEX sites. I am delighted that our industry and the independent judges are rewarding and recognising the outstanding work we are doing to ensure everyone comes home safe at the end of the working day. Safety has no memory so safe practices have to be in both our heads and our hearts, and a part of our DNA.”

This is the second time in three years that CEMEX UK has been awarded the John Crabbe Trophy.  In addition this year CEMEX UK was presented with the Blue Circle Trophy in the Transport Category for a campaign to reduce rollovers by articulated trucks and the BACMI Trophy for Contractors Safety,  for measures to develop a strong safety partnership with contractors with the aim of making ‘one team’ which constantly improves safety.


Notes to editors:

Awards achieved:

Transport Initiatives:

CEMEX Logistics winner of the Blue Circle Trophy

CEMEX Northern Readymix – Highly commended

CEMEX Logistics -  joint runner-up

Contractors Safety, CEMEX Marine  winner of the BACMI Trophy

Engineering Initiatives:

CEMEX Rail Solutions - highly commended

CEMEX Rugby Cement - joint runner-up

Reducing Occupational Road Risk:

CEMEX Readymix – joint runner-up

Occupational Health and Well-being:

CEMEX Floors – highly commended

Behavioural Safety:

CEMEX Mortars -  highly commended

Individual Recognition:  William Buckley, CEMEX Readymix & Mortars and Graham Singleton CEMEX Marine


  • Helping to build a Great Britain – CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing solutions to construction problems through our innovative building materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues and our people.  We aim to create the best service and the best solutions for a better future.         
  • About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide. In this country, we are a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers with annual sales of around £1 billion.
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