- CEMEX (NYSE:CX) Publishes 2013 Sustainable Development Report - CEMEX (NYSE:CX) Publishes 2013 Sustainable Development Report

The report presents how the company is addressing the challenges of increasing urban populations
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 11:05am

CAMPAIGN: ReportAlerts from 2014

CONTENT: Press Release

May 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CEMEX (NYSE: CX) has released its 2013 Sustainable Development Report, which presents how the company is addressing the challenges of increasing urban populations.

“As a global building materials and solutions company, CEMEX is uniquely positioned to help address construction and environmental challenges associated with urbanization,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer of CEMEX.

2013 highlights include:

  • Completed 368 infrastructure projects representing almost 7.5 million m2 of concrete pavement for highways, mass transit projects, airport runways and city streets in 15 countries.
  • Built 7,513 houses in 2013 (from 2,942 in 2012) and is now executing projects in 19 countries (from 9 in 2012). Housing solutions now include industrialized, disaster relief, energy efficient, vertical, and affordable housing.
  • Completed 2 BRT lines in Mexico, which are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 26,000 tons and around 35 minutes in commuting time.
  • Benefited over 175,000 individuals with self-construction programs including Patrimonio Hoy, ConstruApoyo and Productive Centers of Self-Employment.
  • Continued industry leadership in use of alternative fuels transforming agricultural, industrial and municipal waste into fuel for cement kilns, achieving a 28.4% alternative fuel substitution rate.
  • Avoided more than 7 million tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, equivalent to the emissions made by 1.3 million cars.

The 2013 report achieved a GRI-checked level of A+ for the sixth consecutive year. It includes an external limited assurance statement by PwC for the eighth consecutive year and a statement from the company’s Sustainability Reporting Advisory Panel.

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CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.