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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. The book initiative was launched on the back of the United Nations Rio Earth Summit in 1992 as part of a strategy to help conserve the world’s natural resources.

As a leading construction solutions provider CEMEX recognises the need to balance the production of building materials with the protection and maintenance of a sustainable environment.

A Gift Of Nature has been published in partnership with Earth in Focus, Conservation International, International Union for Conservation of Nature, BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society, The Wild Foundation, Nature Serve and Wetlands International. It provides an updated look at the past two decades, and calls for renewed attention to conservation using science and photography.

The conservation book initiative is integral to CEMEX’s sustainability strategy. According to CEMEX UK President, Jesus Gonzalez, “it is a platform for sponsoring and giving leading not-for-profit conservation bodies a voice and for us to put the spotlight on key conservation issues.

“It is also integral to a CEMEX UK strategy, which involves helping to build a Greater Britain through sustainable growth. Today’s challenge is to achieve this goal against the backdrop of a shortage in housing, the need to improve infrastructure, secure energy supply and manage water and waste more responsibly and effectively,” he said.

“By offering services and solutions which maximise the sustainable attributes of construction projects, we can help make the low carbon economy a reality,” he concluded. A Gift of Nature was launched at a reception in the Mexican Ambassador’s Residence in London to representatives from politics, business and the conservation sectors. Amongst them were The Rt Hon Michael Fallon, MP and Minister of State for Business and Energy. Michael Fallon said:

"As demonstrated by CEMEX and their conservation partners, business interests and environmental interests don’t have to conflict. Rather, they can enrich and complement each other.

"Working in partnership with industry, the Government’s new Industrial Strategy for Construction will set out our long term approach to supporting business, to give the industry further confidence for investment and growth."


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Pictures from the launch are avialable from

For further information contact Elizabeth Young, email: telephone: 01932 583214

A Gift of is available as ebook via this link:

  • Helping to build a Greater 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.    
  • CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete- paving and block sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations, to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see,

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