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Our Approach

We drive sustainable development and improve the lives of people and communities around us.


We are constantly evolving in order to become more flexible in our operations, more creative in our commercial offerings, more sustainable in our use of resources, more innovative in conducting our global business, and more efficient in our capital allocation.

Business and Financial Strategy

We have a geographically diversified portfolio of assets in well-balanced sustainable and profitable growth markets, focused on our core business of cement, aggregates, and ready-mix concrete.

We create value for our shareholders through a forward-looking growth strategy and disciplined fund allocation. Our vertically integrated portfolio of cement, aggregates, and ready-mix concrete—tailored to each market’s needs—provides us with the opportunity to manage our assets as one integrated business rather than as distinct businesses, further improving our operational efficiency and profitability.

For more information on our financial and business strategy, visit our Investor Relations page.

Help Our Customers Succeed

Our customers deal with important challenges daily - we help them succeed by delivering quality products, innovative solutions, and great customer service.

We strive to create value for our customers by focusing on more vertically integrated building solutions rather than separate products. We invest time in our relationships, listening closely to understand our customers' needs, and then provide superior building materials and innovative solutions tailored to their specific construction needs.

For more information on how our products provide the solution to our customer’s business materials needs, visit our Products and Services page.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is embedded in our core business strategy and our day-to-day operations in order to develop building solutions to meet the needs of a world with limited resources. We seek to build a smarter world through innovation and collaboration.

Managing our Footprint: We act responsibly in our operations always looking for a way to minimize our impact on the environment.

Engaging our Stakeholders: We collaborate with local communities to empower them and help them in their development. Our success should also feel like their success.

For more information on our sustainable development strategy, visit Sustainable Development page.

Innovation

We recognize that the construction industry is shifting toward more cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly solutions; this inspires us to be more innovative in conducting our global business.

Our Global Center for Technology and Innovation in Switzerland houses a state-of-the-art research laboratory. This laboratory has a unique and broad range of investigation tools and novel in-house testing methods that are available to the CEMEX community. Our research center has considerable expertise in the following areas: new and enhanced construction materials; sustainable construction; cementitious materials (cement, fly ash, and slag); concrete and mortar products; admixture formulations; and aggregates.


Operational Efficiency

Our industry-best processes allow us to satisfy the needs of our customers while using the optimal amount of resources, thus creating the most value. We constantly seek to improve our performance as an efficient, agile, and innovative company by identifying, sharing, and implementing best practices across our global network of plants and facilities.

We constantly create and develop methodologies that serve as the framework for our daily tasks.

For examples of how we create value through operating efficiency, visit the Operational Efficiency section of our stories page.

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Our commitment to deliver value to our stockholders rests on a clear recognition that, as a public company, we are stewards of other people’s money. They invest with us to achieve superior long-term returns at acceptable risk. We have never—and will never—lose sight of that fact.

We are committed to abide by the laws and regulations of every jurisdiction in which we operate. Nonetheless, we recognize that our strict adherence to the law is not enough to run a global organization. Beyond compliance, our commitment—to ourselves, our investors, and to all of our stakeholders—is to manage CEMEX with integrity. Everything we do rests on this foundation.

For more information on our commitment to adhere to the highest standards of corporate ethics, visit our Corporate Governance page.

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