CEMEX inaugurates new multi-service & multi-modal circular economy platform at Gennevilliers, France

CEMEX inaugurates new multi-service & multi-modal circular economy platform at Gennevilliers, France

July 05, 2021
CEMEX has launched a new multi-service plant at Gennevilliers in the heart of Paris, France focused on circular economy: the recycling and sale of more sustainable building materials, close to the capital city’s urban construction sites.

This investment further demonstrates CEMEX’s dedication to its Future In Action strategy – committed to net zero CO2.
Perfectly located in an industrial port on the Seine and with excellent motorway links, this 3.5 hectare urban site offers a wide range of circular economy services to the construction industry: reception of waste and excavated material, sale of materials and concrete, plus logistics services. 
The Gennevilliers plant receives a variety of materials including rubble, construction waste, excavated material and inert or impacted soil, and operates a clear process to guarantee the traceability of the materials and save primary mineral resources. After being sorted according to their origin, these are crushed to produce recycled aggregates which are offered for sale locally or can be fed back into concrete manufacture. 
Furthermore, non-recyclable inert waste is reused to restore quarries for nature conservation and beneficial after use, or transported via approved channels depending on its nature. Wherever possible, CEMEX France uses waterways for transport to reduce its CO2 emissions, in accordance with its Future in Action programme.
The Gennevilliers platform is an integral part of CEMEX's strategy to develop a range of urbanisation solutions. Alain Plantier, Director of Materials France North, explains: "Developing construction in high-growth urban locations requires circular economy solutions which mitigate climate change and save natural resources while improving the wellbeing of inhabitants." 
"CEMEX is uniquely positioned to provide integrated solutions for building and maintaining more sustainable and resilient cities, and this new site demonstrates this perfectly. Clients in Paris need low carbon construction solutions which perform throughout their life cycle. Working together with our clients this site will help to reduce the carbon footprint of new projects in line with CEMEX’s Future In Action strategy – committed to net zero CO2.” 
The CEMEX Gennevilliers operation will provide the Paris construction market with a variety of aggregates and concrete, both natural and recycled, including concrete made from recycled aggregates, and with lower transport distances. It will also supply the low and net zero carbon Vertua® concrete range. 
Additionally, the Gennevilliers platform, which will be ISO 14001 certified this year, meets all of CEMEX's environmental and safety standards, and will soon be certified as required for the port improvement charter, UNICEM CSR label, and Biodiversity commitment. 
Alain Plantier concludes: "This model, which is the first multi-activity platform of its kind, could be reproduced elsewhere to future needs - the Gennevilliers model is the starting point for a new era for our businesses."


Notes to Editors: 

About CEMEX:
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 use 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 please visit: www.cemex.com


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