In Poland, there was a 28% increase in the volume of aggregates transported by rail over the last year, with material travelling from 11 rail depots to 43 destinations across the country. Utilising rail over road for this material offers a considerable saving in CO2, an equivalent of 31kt. Meanwhile, in France the business grew the tonnage of aggregates and landfill moved by river barge by 9%.
Across the channel, the UK saw a 3% rise in rail freight volumes. This saved 143,000 road movements and consequently nearly 17kt of CO2 from being released into the air. Since 2012, CEMEX has increased the amount transported by rail freight in its UK operation by 50%. Finally, Spain has grown its export-import volumes moved by ship by over 50% in just one year, an incredible result.
Matt Wild, VP of Supply Chain for CEMEX EMEA, commented: “We have been clear in our intention to cut the carbon emissions generated through our supply chain by accelerating a modal shift from road to rail, river and sea freight.
“It is therefore very satisfying to see how much our European operations have increased their use of these over the past year, helped by our continued investment into these networks; such as opening a new rail depot in Birmingham, UK. These efforts all play a part in our efforts to achieve net zero concrete globally by 2050, as part of our Future in Action strategy. I am excited to see how much we can develop this growth further over the remainder of 2022.”
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Notes to Editors:
CEMEX announced its Climate Action strategy; ‘Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO2’ in February 2020, and as part of this, by 2030 it plans:
• To be below 475kg of CO2 per ton of cementitious material, equivalent to a 40% reduction*
• To reduce the carbon content per cubic meter of concrete to 165kg, equivalent to a 35% reduction*
• To reach 55% in clean energy consumption
* According to our 1990 baseline
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.
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