Improving the sustainability of its operations is one of CEMEX’s key priorities, and the company aims to deliver to all customers globally net-zero concrete by 2050 as part of its Future in Action strategy.
CEMEX is also the first in its sector to set a target of at least 55% CO2 reduction by 2030 in its European operations. CEMEX works with architects, developers and local governments on urbanisation solutions such as net-zero buildings, electric mobility infrastructure to support sustainability goals, circular solutions, and resilient buildings and infrastructure.
Martin Casey, Director of Public Affairs for CEMEX Europe, commented: “We are proud to be one of the largest businesses in the region, with hundreds of employees working at our locations across the West Midlands; including our head office, Rugby Cement Plant, National Technical Centre and Quarry in Southam, building products and asphalt plants in Birmingham, plus several readymix sites.
“We therefore take our responsibilities to our local communities very seriously. Part of being a good neighbour includes minimising your impact on the environment and we have set ourselves a series of significant targets in this regard, the latest being our commitment to the West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge. We look forward to working with the other businesses who have signed up to the pledge to ensure our beautiful region can be enjoyed by all for many more years to come.”
Nathaniel Weaver, Project Officer from Sustainability West Midlands, added: “We are very pleased to see a business of CEMEX’s calibre signing up to the pledge. We all have a role to play to ensure the national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is met, and all businesses in the West Midlands should be evaluating their operations now to see how it can be made more sustainable. We would encourage all companies in the region to sign up to the pledge, which a simple way to support efforts to make the West Midlands a net zero carbon economy by 2041.”
For more information about CEMEX, visit www.cemex.co.uk
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.
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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