Cemex is the first company in its industry to provide environmental impact information, including CO2 emissions, for its core products in all of the main markets in which it participates around the world. This disclosure is customized by location and is critical for architects, engineers, contractors, and customers looking to develop more sustainable construction.
Depending on the market’s customary practices, this is addressed either through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), or Cemex’s proprietary environmental measurement tool called CERO2. Both processes have a third-party validation.
We are committed to being the leading partner in sustainable construction for our customers,” said
Fernando A. González, CEO of Cemex.
“With this disclosure, our customers have environmental impact information on which they can rely for sustainable construction. We continue to expand our portfolio of sustainable products, allowing our clients to effectively design and manage the carbon footprint of their construction projects.”
The CERO2 carbon footprint measurement tool is the result of years of development efforts by Cemex and harnesses the company’s industry-leading digital capabilities. The tool calculates the detailed environmental impact to provide accurate information on a product’s footprint in a particular location. The tool provides a much higher degree of accuracy than the average emission data available in other carbon calculator tools available in the market today. In addition, products under Cemex’s Vertua brand provide a sustainable fact label, the first in the industry, which details the product’s performance across a range of sustainable attributes. Vertua has a specialized portfolio of more sustainable, high-quality construction products that aim to contribute to sustainable construction. Vertua is a part of Cemex’s Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO₂ company by 2050. Cemex has set an ambitious goal for its Vertua lower-carbon cement and concrete products to reach more than half of all cement and concrete sales by 2025.
Cemex is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. Cemex is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. Cemex is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the help of new technologies. Cemex offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies. For more information visit www.cemex.com