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Cemex Europe make significant advancements in the implementation of EPD

Cemex will complete the full European roll-out of EPD certificates for all cements in early 2024
Cemex will complete the full European roll-out of EPD certificates for all cements in early 2024

CEMEX say they are close to obtaining Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificates for all the cements they produce across their European network of cement plants.

The company’s Future in Action climate action strategy is backed with science-based targets, aligned to the 1.5° scenario, and Cemex say using EPD certificates is an efficient and transparent way to publish significant progress and clear industry leadership.

In this regard, EPDs have been published for selected cements since 2021 and Cemex have now confirmed the publication of EPDs for all cement types in Poland and the publication of EPDs for their products produced in Croatia and Spain in the coming weeks.

Phase 2 of the publication process will see EPDs for cements produced in the UK, Germany, and Czechia in early 2024, which will complete the full European roll-out.

Sergio Menéndez, president of Cemex Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia, said: ‘EPD certificates enable our customers to make an informed choice about which materials offer the lowest carbon footprint and reduce the environmental impact of their construction projects.

‘We have, therefore, made securing these objective and reliable documents, which demonstrate that our products meet the requirements of more sustainable construction, a priority across our whole European operation. I am very pleased with the progress made so far and look forward to celebrating the completion of this process.’

Cemex’s dedicated climate action strategy, Future in Action, identifies the development and introduction of innovative lower-carbon products and solutions as an integral part of the company’s road map to carbon neutrality. The company expects to exceed its 2030 aspiration of hitting a 55% CO2 reduction in its European operations.