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How Cemex finds opportunities to pursue sustainability

By |  June 20, 2022

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Cemex USA recently completed its second Sustainability Month, celebrating Earth Day and other sustainability initiatives.

Events Cemex hosted as part of the celebration included educational seminars, tree plantings and tree distributions – all designed to encourage Cemex employees, customers and their communities to contribute to a more sustainable future.

A total of 4,500 trees were planted during tree donation events hosted at Cemex operations in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Colorado. The company also provided funding for 2,000 trees to be planted on Earth Day.

“Sustainability is key to our business at Cemex, and our commitment is deeply integrated in our operations as we work to positively impact our world,” says Jerae Carlson, Cemex’s senior vice president of sustainability, communications and public affairs.

Cemex also continues to develop Vertua, a lower-carbon concrete that provides the same strength and durability as conventional concrete while achieving emission reductions of at least 30 percent.

Additionally, the company has increased the production of lower-carbon portland limestone cement at Cemex cement plants in Brooksville, Florida; Demopolis, Alabama; and Lyons, Colorado.

Lower-power emission vehicles and fuels, such as renewable diesel and compressed natural gas, are being used at several Cemex locations in Texas and California. Cemex says it has also increased the use of alternative fuels such as biomass.


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