CEMEX, as part of the vision to neutralize its carbon footprint by 2050, endorsed its commitment to accelerate the reduction of CO2 emissions by 25% by 2030.
The agreement is part of a pact between 40 companies that make up the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), including the Mexican firm and representing 80% of the global cement industry.
Thanks to this agreement, 5 billion tons of CO2 emissions will be avoided by 2030, which is equivalent to 15 billion commercial flights between Paris and New York., according to what is published by the GCCA on its website.
With 14 billion cubic meters produced annually for civil works, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, in addition to generating 7% of global carbon emissions, says the GCCA.
The agreement reached between the members of the organization is in addition to a series of commitments that CEMEX has formalized with the objective of achieving zero net emissions.
Last August, the cement company signed the Business Ambition for 1.5 ° C pact, a global campaign to halve the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by 2030 and limit global warming to 1.5 ° C. He also joined the Race to Zero campaign, within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).
Likewise, it presented its new 2030 goal of less than 475 kg of CO2 per ton of cementitious product for validation to the Science-Based Targets initiative.
These agreements are aligned with the Futuro en Acción program, which CEMEX promotes with the objective of leading the climate action industry and offer a concrete with zero net CO2 emissions by the year 2050.