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Cementos Progreso wins awards for its sustainability and leadership projects

Cementos Progreso obtiene reconocimientos por proyectos de sostenibilidad y liderazgo latam guatemala connecta awards 2022
The Connecta Awards event recognized the "Pisos S3" social program and the digital transformation efforts implemented by Cementos Progreso in Guatemala.

Cementos Progreso received awards in the categories of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability as well as in the Leaders in Information Technology. It was thanks to José Serra’s leadership, that this was made possible during the regional Connecta B2B Awards event held on November 30.

In the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability and categories, Cementos Progreso won with the «S3 Floors» project, which consists of replacing dirt floors with concrete floors. The project aims to achieve Healthy, Sustainable, and Safe (S3) homes for families from the San Juan Sacatepéquez municipality.

This initiative is part of a project that will continue to be developed to positively impact the lives of 100,000 families in the region, and promote responsible and sustainable practices.

«The S3 Floors Program in San Juan Sacatepéquez project implementation responds to our commitment to improve the community’s quality of life, with responsible and sustainable practices that allow us to build the country where we all want to live. We are proud to receive this recognition, which motivates us to seek solutions that positively impact the most vulnerable communities in the countries where we operate, to improve the quality of life of the people,» said Guillermo Monroy, Corporate Citizenship Manager of Progreso.

Genuine leadership

The second award received was in the «Leaders in Information Technology» category, for the executive work with more than 20 years of experience by Engineer José Serra. His work generates value through the organization’s technological solutions and digital transformation.

«We are in an era of digital transformation in which technological changes are taking place by leaps and bounds, and in the cement industry, in which we operate, it is important to be at the forefront of these changes in order to efficiently meet the needs of the market and, above all, maintain the quality of our product in each of the countries where we operate and generate value for our customers,» says José Serra, CIO Cementos Progreso, Guatemala.

The Connecta B2B Awards brought together a select group of C-Levels entrepreneurs to honor the best of the year in the business world, in three important pillars of the Central American and the Dominican Republic economies (Corporate Technology, Business, and Construction), from the group’s information platforms: IT Now, Markets & Trends, and Construir.

Regional recognition

The awards were presented to the companies and entrepreneurs thanks to the votes from the general public and a jury composed of ConnectaB2B editorial team and judges invited by each country.

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