Carib Cement is part of the CEMEX group, a global leading building materials company. CEMEX is committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and measures its contributions in all areas. Carib Cement’s corporate social responsibility agenda saw the completion of nine major projects in 2018 which supported the national development goals of: social cohesion, sustainable rural and urban development and quality education and align with three of the 16 United Nations’ global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the areas of Good Health and Well Being; Quality Education and, Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Carib Cement’s CSR projects have contributed to the improvement of the welfare of women and girls in Jamaica. For example, among the projects have been concrete road rehabilitation in the rural communities of Manchester and St. Andrew. These interventions have: facilitated easier access for girls and boys to get to school; for women and men in agriculture to take their goods to market and for the elderly, pregnant women and other vulnerable persons to quickly exit the community when seeking urgent medical care.