CEMEX’s low carbon concrete Vertua® range ideal for key infrastructure projects with sustainability requirements

CEMEX’s low carbon concrete Vertua® range ideal for key infrastructure projects with sustainability requirements

June 07, 2021
Following the Environment Agency’s recent pledge to default to low carbon concrete when constructing flood defences and other critical infrastructure projects, CEMEX confirms it offers a range of sustainable building materials that can help to meet efficiency targets for construction.

Key to the global building material supplier’s offering is Vertua®, a family of concrete and asphalts that range from low carbon to net zero. This includes Vertua ultra zero, which is a CarbonNeutral® product, in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. This concrete achieves a 70% reduction in embodied carbon emissions, with the remaining unavoidable emissions offset through working with Natural Capital Partners, a carbon offset and carbon neutrality specialist.
Products such as this place CEMEX at the forefront of the building materials industry’s efforts to mitigate climate change and are ideal for infrastructure projects, which more and more are requiring suppliers to commit to cutting carbon emissions without sacrificing performance. In particular, this need was highlighted by the Environment Agency as it launched its roadmap to demonstrate how the organisation will cut its carbon footprint by 45% by 2030*.
Lex Russell, Managing Director of CEMEX UK Materials, commented: “The Environment Agency is the latest organisation to make a commitment to cutting its carbon footprint, and working with responsible suppliers such as CEMEX will be key as it looks to make its infrastructure projects more sustainable. 
“Concrete is an essential component in the development of climate-friendly urban projects, sustainable buildings, and resilient flood defence infrastructure and we are proud to offer the Vertua range which includes both low carbon and net zero products. 
“CEMEX has itself made an industry-leading pledge to improving the energy efficiency of its operations with the launch of its Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO2 strategy and we are keen to help all our customers with their own targets.”
CEMEX announced its Climate Action strategy in February 2020, and in its European operations reduced its CO2 emissions by close to 35% as of December 31st, 2020, ten years ahead of the target date. CEMEX also declared a 55% CO2 reduction target for its European Operations, aligning with the European Commission goal for all member states.
For more information about CEMEX’s Vertua range, please visit: https://www.cemex.co.uk/vertua-low-carbon-concrete

Notes for editors:

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/low-carbon-concrete-flood-defences-to-help-environment-agency-hit-net-zero-by-2030#:~:text=change%20and%20energy-,Low%2Dcarbon%20concrete%20flood%20defences%20to%20help%20Environment,hit%20net%20zero%20by%202030&text=As%20well%20as%20the%20use,the%20overall%20number%20of%20vehicles

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. 

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