A CEMEX concrete plant in Panama has earned Responsible Sourcing Certification from the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC).
The building materials company says its Panama Norte plant is the first facility in the ready-mix concrete sector in Latin America to receive this designation.
Launched in 2017 by 11 founding members - including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Portland Cement Association and CEMEX - the CSC is intended to improve the transparency of the concrete sector and highlight the essential role of concrete in creating a sustainable construction sector by getting recognition in green procurement government policies and building rating systems.
The CSC says its role is to act as a "responsible-sourcing certification system, grading building materials facilities on responsible environmental, social, and governance practices throughout supply chains".
The plant met the CSC requirements as confirmed via an audit by SGS, an independent, third-party certification body.