Davenport, Calif.— The CEMEX cement plant in Davenport, Calif., received the Overall Environmental Excellence Award from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine as part of the 2008 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards, honoring sustainable manufacturing practices.
The award was presented at PCA's Spring Meeting in Chicago. PCA presents the Overall Environmental Excellence Award to a plant demonstrating merit in the five categories it recognizes: Outreach, Environmental Performance, Land Stewardship, Innovation, and Energy Efficiency. In addition to accepting this honor, the plant won the Land Stewardship category and was a finalist in the Environmental Performance and Energy Efficiency categories.
"Cement companies take very seriously their responsibilities to towns where their employees and customers live," said Brian McCarthy, PCA president/CEO. "The awards program recognizes these ongoing efforts to continuously challenge manufacturing policies and procedures to minimize our environmental footprint."
Judges for the awards represent independent groups such as Cement Americas magazine, the Cement Association of Canada, World Resources Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Wildlife Fund.