Cemex USA again named to Texan by Nature 20

By |  November 4, 2021
CEMEX USA was named to the Texan by Nature 20 for the third-straight year, for their efforts in conservation and sustainability. Photo: CEMEX USA

Cemex USA was named to the Texan by Nature 20 for the third straight year based on its efforts in conservation and sustainability. Photo: Cemex USA

Cemex USA was named to the Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20) for the third straight year.

Texan by Nature is a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush to bring conservation and business together to positively impact natural resources, economic prosperity and the heath of communities across Texas and beyond.

Each year, the TxN 20 recognizes companies with operations in Texas across 12 industry sectors for their work in conservation. Honorees are selected based on their stated dedication and demonstrated commitment to conservation.

“Sustainability and conservation are integrated into our operations across Cemex, and we work to make positive contributions that can help protect natural resources and wildlife,” says Scott Ducoff, Cemex USA regional president in the Texas region. “We continue to seek additional opportunities to deepen our commitment to sustainability and demonstrate how industry and nature can thrive side by side, implementing programs that emphasize education, innovative technology and thoughtful land and resource conservation.”

Cemex says it demonstrates its commitment to sustainability and conservation through its strategic partnerships and environmentally friendly programs.

In Texas, the company partnered with landowner Josiah Austin in the El Carmen Land & Conservation Co. to actively conserve and manage an important ecological corridor at the Texas-Mexico border, restoring wildlife while retaining the natural desert landscape near Big Bend National Park.

In addition, Cemex operations in New Braunfels, Texas, are home to the Balcones Dry Comal Creek Wildlife Habitat Center that features more than 10 acres of restored prairie and pollinator gardens, as well as a vegetable garden and educational building for hands-on learning.

Cemex also developed and implemented a water recycling plant at its Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels that reduces the use of local water sources by 90 percent.

“From actively managing 27,000 acres of Chihuahuan Desert to providing educational activities for students, educators and other visitors at their Balcones Dry Comal Creek Wildlife Habitat Center in New Braunfels, Texas, to providing innovative lower carbon product solutions, Cemex exemplifies commitment to building a sustainable future,” says Joni Carswell, CEO and president of Texan by Nature. “We are excited to honor Cemex’s leadership for the third year in a row as a leader in the construction and manufacturing industry category for the 2021 Texan by Nature 20.”

The TxN 20 provides not only recognition to honorees, but a variety of best practices and metrics to industry peers.

“Each year, I’m impressed by the leadership the TxN 20 honorees display,” Bush says. “They are innovators, collaborators and changemakers. I am thrilled to celebrate their efforts, and I encourage other companies to follow their example. Together, we can secure a future where our economy, natural resources and communities thrive.”

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