CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX), 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.
“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:
If you want to know more about CEMEX’s sustainability strategy and efforts, please review CEMEX’s 2011 Sustainable Development Report, which achieved a GRI-checked application level of A+ for the fourth consecutive year and is available online at http://www.cemex.com/SustainableDevelopment/GlobalReports.aspx and as an iPad App. Using our new iPad App, you will be able to zoom in on great pictures of some of our projects worldwide.
Stay tuned for our sustainability video series that will give you a closer look to some of our most important endeavors.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future.
This press release contains forward-looking statements and information that are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of CEMEX to be materially different from those expressed or implied in this release, including, among others, changes in general economic, political, governmental and business conditions globally and in the countries in which CEMEX does business, changes in interest rates, changes in inflation rates, changes in exchange rates, the level of construction generally, changes in cement demand and prices, changes in raw material and energy prices, changes in business strategy, and various other factors. CEMEX assumes no obligation to update or correct the information contained in this press release.