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Cemex first to offer environmental impact disclosure globally

Fernando A. González, chief executive officer of Cemex
Fernando A. González, chief executive officer of Cemex

Disclosure customized by location to support sustainable construction in all markets worldwide

CEMEX say they have become the first company in their industry to provide environmental impact information, including CO2 emissions, for their core products in all of the main markets in which they participate around the world.

This disclosure is customized by location and provides critical information for architects, engineers, contractors, and customers looking to develop more sustainable construction.


Depending on the market’s customary practices, this is addressed either through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), or Cemex’s proprietary environmental measurement tool CERO2. Both processes have third-party validation.

‘We are committed to being the leading partner in sustainable construction for our customers,’ said Fernando A. González, chief executive officer of Cemex.

‘With this disclosure, our customers have environmental impact information on which they can rely for sustainable construction. We continue to expand our portfolio of sustainable products, allowing our clients to effectively design and manage the carbon footprint of their construction projects.’

The CERO2 carbon footprint measurement tool – the result of years of development efforts by Cemex – harnesses the company’s industry-leading digital capabilities to calculate the detailed environmental impact in order to provide accurate information on a product’s footprint in a particular location.

The tool is said to provide a much higher degree of accuracy than the average emission data available in other carbon calculator tools available in the market today.

In addition, products under Cemex’s Vertua brand provide a sustainable fact label, another first in the industry, which details the product’s performance across a range of sustainable attributes. Vertua comprises a specialized portfolio of more sustainable, high-quality construction products that aim to contribute to sustainable construction.


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