OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Corporate social responsibility is an important mindset for the cement and concrete industry in Canada. We have always played an active role in building communities. We live and work there. We drive on the roads and use the infrastructures that all community members rely on. For that reason, our industry is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity, ethics, and excellence in all aspects of their business. We intend to fulfill our responsibility to our communities and to the protection of the environment that sustains us all.
Building communities involves building relationships. As an industry, we work closely with local levels of government on issues such as economic growth, community investment and improving the quality of life for residents.
We also believe in giving back to the communities in which we are engaged:
- Canadian cement plants and quarries are visited annually by thousands of school children and local residents for open houses, tree plantings and other educational activities.
- Cement and concrete manufacturers work alongside local communities on initiatives related to education and training, sustainable community development and improvements in local infrastructure.
- Through the Cement Association of Canada, cement manufacturers actively participate in the development and creation of responsible environmental laws, regulations and policies.
- We engage with local stakeholders as part of our decision making processes. We learn from their experiences, consider their input and provide our own points of view.
Among the non-profit organizations supported by the Canadian cement and concrete industry are: