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CEMEX UK wins major road safety award for its cyclist safety programme


 15th June 2011: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, was presented with an award for its cyclist safety programme by the Fleet Safety Forum, a division of the road safety charity, Brake.

CEMEX UK was the winner in the "Road Safety in the Community" category. The award recognized not only the research and investment in additional safety features added to the fleet of CEMEX concrete mixers, cement tankers and aggregate tippers, but also the company's continuing work in attending cycling events throughout the country to educate cyclists about safe cycling around large vehicles.

The award was one of eleven category awards presented at the 9th annual Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence, with 35 companies either winning or highly commended for their work and achievements in the field of road risk management.

Julie Townsend, Deputy Chief Executive at Brake, said: "The Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence 2011 received more entries than ever before, showing the huge amount of commitment to managing road risk within the industry. It's fantastic to be able to recognise companies, such as CEMEX, that are helping drive down crashes and casualties by raising the bar of fleet safety best practice. Brake congratulates CEMEX on their achievement"

The award was received by Julie Welch, Logistics HR Manager "I was delighted to receive the award on behalf of colleagues throughout the company that have worked so hard to spread the message of safe cycling. Our work doesn't stop here, this year we are committed to attending more cycling events around the country and hopefully getting more cyclists into the cab to see a driver's perspective of the road for themselves and the potential dangers around large vehicles."

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Notes to Editors:

  • For further information and photographs contact Elizabeth Young t. 01932 583214 Elizabeth.young@cemex.com
  • 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
  • In the UK, as well as ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the roof tile, rail sleepers, concrete-block paving, and concrete-block segments. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk, www.CEMEX.com
  • The Fleet Safety Forum is a not-for-profit initiative by the charity Brake. It works to disseminate international fleet safety research and initiatives to help fleet managers adopt best practice, preventing road death and injury, reducing costs and protecting the environment. Brake has been providing this low-cost service since 1997 see www.fleetsafetyforum.org. For further information contact forum@brake.org.uk
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