Member community COVID-19 activity

Our members have made amazing contributions to their local areas in which they operate. Here is a selection of their activity

CEMEX
  • Joined with partners to develop a mobile modular hospital that could be built in 15 days. Such a unit would be assembled with 720 sq m anti-bacterial precast concrete elements.
  • Donated 2,000 masks to Ministry of Health of Jamaica
  • Companies are using its mixer trucks, which in Latin America generally have a capacity of between 8m3 and 10m3, to bring soap and water to public spaces where more intensive cleaning is required in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
LafargeHolcim
  • Seven of its cement plants have begun to produce antibacterial gel, supplying over 1,000 litres so far to communities, health centres and other public places. The initiative also includes the donation of food baskets to the vulnerable, sanitation equipment for the cleaning of public places, placing hand washing stations, producing facemasks and the donation of PPE, and has already benefited more than 5,000 people.
  • Donated PPE to four major hospitals around Poland, including 800 protective suits and 10,000 surgical masks.
  • Operations in Argentina have partnered with a local startup, Synergia, to begin 3D printing protective face masks. These face masks will be donated to local health centers to help prevent infection.
  • Ensured a temporary hospital and quarantine facility could be built quickly in Qatar, thanks to a donation of 200 tons of building materials.
  • As part of its donation program in Colombia, LafargeHolcim is helping vulnerable communities near its operation sites, providing food for those who need it most to equipment for medical personnel.
  • Legal & Property teams have been supporting local small businesses in Australia by helping them understand what government relief packages they may be entitled to.
  • Donated vital medical equipment to the local health center in Beočin to help them diagnose COVID-19 as early as possible. Additionally, it has provided PPE including masks, disinfectant and visors to healthcare professionals, as well as 200 hygiene kits for the most vulnerable families.
  • Operations in the Philippines have been dedicating themselves to providing essential food, water and hygiene products for the communities that are most in need. The team is also in the process of procuring medical protective equipment such as face masks, respirators and face shields for government medical frontline staff.
  • Protecting the communities near our plants is the main goal of the actions taken by its Bangladeshi teams to tackle Coronavirus. The donation of masks and food, and the installation of handwashing stations throughout local areas helps residents and medical professionals alike fight the spread.
  • To help those who need it most during these difficult times, operations in Mauritius sponsored 1,000 food packs for families in need through several NGOs. The products were packed in our cement bags and distributed in the neighbouring regions of our business areas.
JSW Cement
  • Through holding company JSW Group: distributed meals, masks, soap, PPE, isolation wards, temperature scanners, and ventilators. Direct efforts from JSW Cement have been more from individual volunteers.

Cementos Argos
  • Through holding company Grupo Argos, it has contributed 400 million pesos to an initiative that helps vulnerable families. Cementos Argos has directly worked in local communities to clean and disinfect using mixer trucks and has worked with local initiatives to distribute food to those in need.

Buzzi UNICEM

Pacasmayo Cemento
CNBM
  • Under the leadership of the prevention and control material procurement working group, the company actively mobilised all employees to contact overseas customers and resources to find medical supplies such as masks and protective clothing that are in short supply in China. Each business department actively contacted overseas customers for the first time to find the source of goods and import overseas epidemic prevention materials.
Dalmia Cement
Dangote Industries Limited
Eurocement