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21 November 2006

CEMEX UK launches update on sustainability achievements and outlines journey ahead

CEMEX UK has published the second edition of its Sustainability Update report, to outline its commitment to sustainability and dedication to building a better future. As one of the UK's leading building materials providers,

CEMEX UK is working to improving its sustainable performance across the business. As set out in the Update, CEMEX UK's delivery on the following three high-level goals, will contribute to the Government's sustainability targets and ensure that high-quality products and services are provided as efficiently, cost effectively and sustainably as possible: Reducing overall emissions; Ensuring long-term, sustainable supply of building materials of building materials for the UK construction industry; Ensuring CEMEX UK is a good neighbour at all times.

CEMEX UK has during 2006 invested more than £30 million in sustainability-related projects. Among the new developments and service innovations that are firmly aligned to its commitment in this area are: Increasing the use of alternative fuels to heat cement kilns to reduce emissions, save fossil fuels for future generations and make use of materials that would otherwise go to landfill.

A new 24/7 out-of-hours delivery service is easing the pressure on congested roads and ensuring customers start the day with full silos and aggregate bins. Award-winning logistics solutions are helping to keep road journeys to a minimum, through efficiency tracking systems and ensuring that 95% of vehicles are fully loaded when travelling.

Blended cements have been introduced to improve workability and long-term durability in concrete, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which are typically half that of traditional cements. Increasing the use of recycled materials, which for recycled asphalt has increased by 85% during 2006, to minimise the use of virgin raw materials.

While CEMEX UK is making good progress in terms of commitment, investment and continuous performance improvements, the journey continues to achieve long-term business success through the proactive management of environmental, social and economic issues; the three pillars of sustainability.

A copy of the Sustainability Update can be downloaded from the Sustainability Section of from 21 November.


For more details, please contact:

Marit Meyer-Bell

Telephone: 0786 7653392


Note to editors:

CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also has a significant share of the asphalt, concrete block and mortar markets. The company has a national supply network in the UK with over 500 locations, to ensure that quality building materials is available to customers locally. For more information, see or

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