Building a Sustainable Future: “It’s Good Business”
Some say strong companies can’t care about the environment.
“That’s just not true,” says James P. Morris, Regional Environmental Manager for CEMEX. “Building a sustainable future in a world of limited resources isn’t just good for the environment—it’s good for business, too.”
Not only has CEMEX turned to cleaner and greener fuels to power its plants, it’s also investing in environmental education for the next generation. The work has even earned CEMEX the Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award in Sumter County for the second time in four years.
CEMEX was selected for the award based on its education initiatives in Sumter County—including a partnership with the Sumter County School Board and the development of the Sumter Environmental Education Center (SEEC).
The Education Center is an outdoor classroom designed to teach local students how to be responsible stewards of the environment. Students learn the importance of conservation and preservation, as well as how industry and natural habitat can coexist. In April, CEMEX hosted its Annual Earth Day Event at SEEC to promote environmental education. The event draws close to 800 people, including many Sumter County students, each year.
“At CEMEX, environmental stewardship is part of our day-to-day operations,” said Travis Wellman, VP of Operations for CEMEX FL Aggregates. “We want to help students understand that it can be part of our community’s operations, too.”
To learn more about CEMEX’s Sumter Environmental Education Center, click here.