CEMEX awarded EPD certificates in Poland
Declarations a global first for company in line with climate goals and Future in Action strategy
CEMEX Poland have obtained Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificates for cement and selected concrete products. Issued by recognized research body the Building Research Institute, the documents confirm the enhanced properties of products in terms of their environmental impact.
Globally, it is the first time that CEMEX have been awarded such certificates in line with the company’s climate goals and its Future in Action strategy.
An EPD provides a detailed description of the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle. Products with the declaration are used, among other things, for the construction of buildings for which certificates such as LEED, BREEAM or DGNB are required.
Six certificates have been issued for cement products manufactured at CEMEX Poland’s Chelm and Rudniki cement plants and the Gdynia grinding plant. The certificates will remain valid for five years or until the EPD is amended.
‘We are fully aware of the importance of concern for the environment and the future of our planet. Therefore, we are pleased to have objective and reliable documents proving that our products meet the requirements of sustainable construction,’ said Rafal Gajewski, director of CEMEX Poland’s commercial division.
‘With them, our customers will be able to make an informed choice of the lowest carbon footprint materials and reduce the environmental impact of emissions in their investments.’
CEMEX Poland also obtained EPD certificates for their low-emission Vertua classic and Vertua plus concrete products, which were introduced to the Polish market in 2021.
‘For us, product certification is another important step towards sustainable construction and a sustainable future,’ said Michal Grys, director of CEMEX Poland’s Materials Division.
‘EPDs provide our clients with additional confirmation of the properties of products offered by CEMEX Poland. They also improve their chances of obtaining LEED or BREEAM certificates for their investments.’