The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) recently conferred on Solid Cement Corporation the Award in Exemplary Operations in Small Scale Waste-to-Energy Operations.
Solid Cement, a subsidiary of CEMEX Philippines, has received the award for two consecutive years. “This award validates how sustainability is embedded in our operations, and we will continue with our efforts to recover energy from waste and pursue clean energy as part of our goal to become a net-zero CO2 company by 2050,” Santiago Ortiz, Solid Cement Plant Director said.
CEMEX has more than 25 years of international experience in waste management through co-processing, with nearly 95% all its cement plants around the world equipped with specialized facilities operated by highly trained engineers.
In the Philippines, Solid Cement has been using alternative fuels in accordance with both global and local standards. The company’s facilities are ISO-certified and adheres to the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
To date, CEMEX has partnered with more than 20 local government units (LGUs) and private companies for waste management. Many partners have already acknowledged the value that CEMEX offers in terms of diverting their residual wastes which will otherwise go to municipal landfills or water systems.
This initiative is in line with CEMEX’s Future in Action agenda, a global strategy which focuses on reducing CO2 emissions by 35% by 2025 and around 40% by 2030. The ultimate goal of CEMEX is to become a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.