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CEMEX Achieves Significant Progress in Sustainability Priorities

Friday, May 4, 2012 3:15 PM

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE:CX), (BMV:CEMEXCPO) announced today significant progress in key indicators related to sustainable construction, the company’s carbon strategy, environmental and biodiversity management, workplace safety, and its contribution to provide affordable housing and infrastructure to communities around the world.

CEMEX 2011 Sustainability Report. The cover of our sustainability report is the Supreme Tribunal Lib ...

CEMEX 2011 Sustainability Report. The cover of our sustainability report is the Supreme Tribunal Library in Puerto Rico, where 4,200 m3 of CEMEX concrete were used to build it. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are proud to have reached an alternative fuels substitution rate of close to 25% in our cement operations in 2011, on track to achieve a rate of 35% by 2015. As one of the world’s top building materials companies, we are looking to be a leader in defining and supporting a truly sustainable construction industry,” said Lorenzo H. Zambrano, Chairman of the Board and CEO of CEMEX.

Key highlights include:

  • CEMEX continues to significantly increase the use of lower-carbon alternative fuels. In 2011 the rate of alternative-fuel use rose to 24.7% of total fuel mix, a sizable improvement from its rate of 20.3% in 2010. CEMEX is on track to reach its 2015 target of 35% alternative fuels substitution rate, the most ambitious commitment among its global competitors.
  • CEMEX achieved a 22.7% reduction on CO2 net emissions per ton of cement produced relative to its 1990 baseline, allowing the avoidance of yearly emissions equivalent to that of 1.3 million cars per year. CEMEX confirms its 25% reduction target by 2015.
  • CEMEX expanded the coverage of its carbon footprint tool- the first of its kind in the building materials industry- that allows measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of its cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates products.


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