CEMEX Observes 25 Years of Flagship Social Program

CEMEX is celebrating 25 years of transforming people’s lives through access to dignified, resilient housing. As of December 2022, the company’s groundbreaking program, Patrimonio Hoy, has benefitted 650,000 families, representing more than 3 million people.

“Patrimonio Hoy leverages our construction expertise and our unmatched logistics and last-mile distribution network to help people achieve their dream of living in a safe and suitable home,” said Fernando A. González, CEO of CEMEX. “As the world works to address the climate crisis, we must also take action today to build climate resilience and mitigate the effects that are already being felt. People’s homes should be safe shelters where families can thrive. Patrimonio Hoy is making that happen through a unique combination of financing, expert advisory, and high-quality building materials.”

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Launched on July 19, 1998, in Mexico, Patrimonio Hoy provides access to architects and technical advisors, experts that are not usually within reach for people at lower socioeconomic levels. The program is enabled by a national network of more than 200 promoters, mainly women, who know the local market and work with members of the community. The Construrama network of 2,300-plus hardware stores also plays a key role, as many of them provide information on the program and support in material delivery.

Patrimonio Hoy is the flagship of Cemex’s social impact strategy, which focuses on creating long-lasting, transformative changes in society. The strategy contributes to its commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Patrimonio Hoy is especially aligned with SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities, which focuses on making cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. 

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