Cemex UK launches carbon labelled cement

Cemex UK launches carbon labelled cement
Published: 07 April 2010

Cemex is the first cement company in the world to provide certified carbon labels for its cement. Using the Carbon Reduction Label, Cemex UK is committed to reducing the footprint of its cement.  The carbon label will show that Cemex cements generate between 17 to 24kg of CO2 per 25kg bag, depending on the product composition.

The carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (CO2e) generated by its cement from cradle to grave, including the extraction of the raw materials, to manufacturing, distribution, use by customers and disposal at the end of life.


The carbon footprint is certified to the PAS2050 which is the first international standard for companies to measure their carbon footprint of products and services.  It’s development was overseen by an independent Steering Group, made up of NGOs, academics, business and government representatives. 

The carbon labelling comes on the back of the today’s announcement that CEMEX UK’s cement division has also been certified to the Building Research Establishment Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products - BES6001 with a score of ‘Very Good’. CEMEX is among the first in the industry to meet the standard, which covers all of the company’s three UK cement plants, in Rugby (Warwickshire), South Ferriby (North Lincolnshire) and Tilbury (Essex) as part of its efforts to meet the requirements of the Government’s Strategy for Sustainable Construction.

This certification means that all cement supplied by Cemex UK is responsibly sourced, to an independently verified standard that addresses the social, economic and environmental impacts across the entire supply chain.