The Government has lauded Caribbean Cement Company Limited for efforts made to become a more environmentally sustainable company.
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Matthew Samuda, expressed satisfaction at the steps the company has taken to remove pollution and improve its surroundings.
“I am proud of Carib Cement for taking leadership on an issue that affects all of us. Carib Cement is not just a good corporate citizen, but they are a citizen on the boundary on the coast of Kingston and they are working with us to be a solution to an environmental issue,” he said.
Samuda, who has responsibility for water, environment, and climate change, was speaking at a beach clean-up organised by the Rockfort-based, Carib Cement, at the Sirgany Beach in East Kingston on March 4.
He also added that both he and the company would be working closely for solutions to other environmental challenges.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Carib Cement, Yago Castro, noted that Samuda’s participation in the clean-up is a demonstration of the commitment to environmental sustainability.
The cement company executive also informed that Carib Cement will continue to execute initiatives under CEMEX’s Future in Action programme, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company.
Since July last year, Carib Cement has been participating in the National Environment and Planning Agency’s (NEPA), Adopt-A-Beach programme, which aims to increase public awareness about litter and inspire public responsibility to action.
Already, the company has cleaned its adopted beach along the Palisadoes strip three times with over 500 kilogrammes of material recycled and approximately 1,000 kilogrammes of waste coprocessed in the kiln. Another 500 kilogrammes of waste have been sent to the Riverton landfill in Kingston.
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