Cemex demonstrates progress in its sustainability commitments

Cemex demonstrates progress in its sustainability commitments
Published: 12 May 2009

Cemex today announced that it continues to make substantial progress toward its goals as a sustainable building materials company with the achievement of three of its sustainability targets ahead of schedule, as well as with significant reductions in its carbon emissions.

At the end of 2008, Cemex had reduced specific net carbon dioxide emissions in its cement operations by 15.8% from the Company’s 1990 baseline and remains on track to meet its target of reducing CO2 emissions per ton of cement by 25% by 2015. Cemex’s strategy for reducing carbon emissions has four main elements: reducing overall energy use, increasing the use of alternative raw materials, increasing the use of alternative fuels such as biomass, and investing in renewable energy. Cemex has taken several steps in order to reduce its environmental footprint, and the achievements listed below highlight the progress the Company has made in its efforts to increase its competitiveness while reducing the impacts of its operations.