Cemex hits concrete delivery milestone

By |  November 18, 2022

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Cemex USA reached a milestone for its lower-carbon concrete, Vertua, supplying more than 1 million cu. yd. of the material for projects across California.

Since its introduction, Cemex says customers in California have utilized Vertua to support infrastructure projects such as the I-10 Corridor express lanes in San Bernardino, office and commercial buildings in Southern California and the Bay Area, and entertainment and multi-use venues such as San Diego State University’s Snapdragon Stadium.

“At Cemex, we are committed to making a difference in climate action and reducing the impact of our operations and products,” says Francisco Rivera, president of the California region at Cemex. “With Vertua, our customers can join the journey to build a better future using concrete designed to address climate change and deliver the high-quality performance they expect from Cemex.”

Cemex has expanded the availability of Vertua to other operations in the U.S. over the past year, so the lower-carbon product can be utilized by customers nationwide.

In addition to offering Vertua, Cemex says it is taking several actions to reduce its carbon impact. The company recently updated its sustainability goals, which include reducing its carbon emissions globally by 2030 by 47 percent per ton of cementitious material, as well as delivering concrete with 35 percent less carbon content compared to 1990 baseline levels.

Last year, Cemex implemented its Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity and natural resource management. The primary objective of Future in Action is becoming a net-zero carbon company, Cemex says. The program concentrates on six pillars: sustainable products and solutions, decarbonizing its operations, a circular economy, water and biodiversity, innovation and partnerships, and promoting a green economy.

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