The PCA has recognised the Cemex Lyons cement plant with its 2016 ‘Energy and Environment Award for Land Stewardship’.
Representatives from the Lyons (Colorado) facility accepted the award at the PCA’s annual Fall Congress meeting in Chicago. The PCA Energy and Environment Awards are given annually to recognise outstanding environmental and community relations efforts by cement plants throughout North America.
The Lyons plant’s land-stewardship program for 2015 included limiting invasive plants and weeds and cultivating native plants to attract local wildlife and migrating birds — an effort that was launched at the facility in 2008. The plant also optimised its quarry roads to limit fugitive dust emissions and improve energy efficiency and employee productivity. The plant has previously been recognised by the Wildlife Habitat Council for its diverse environmental programs, including increasing areas dedicated to pollinator plantings and native species to 2.33 acres. On Earth Day, plant employees installed bee boards, bat houses and bird nests.
“CEMEX is committed to sustainable practices throughout our operations and to building a better future for our communities through environmental initiatives. We are very proud of our Lyons team and their commitment to land stewardship, and it’s truly an honour to be recognised by the PCA for those efforts,” CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos said.