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Cemex take part in UK Government Net Zero Council Meeting

Company represents cement and concrete sector at latest high-level government meeting

CEMEX represented the cement and concrete sector at the latest meeting of the Government’s high-level Net Zero Council, which took place at Artillery House in Whitehall yesterday [10 July 2023]. This group brings together government ministers, the investment community, and real-economy company representatives from a range of sectors, to look at industry roadmaps to net zero and how to deliver them.


Lex Russell, managing director of Cemex UK’s Materials business, is a member of the Council, which is co-chaired by Energy Minister Graham Stuart and Co-op group chief executive Shirine Khoury-Haq.

The Council aims to support industry to help cut emissions and develop greener practices – as well as delivering on the Government’s priority to grow the economy by finding ways to ensure British businesses can benefit from the UK’s world-leading position in renewable technologies and achieving net zero, and export their expertise globally.

Lex Russell commented: ‘I am very proud to represent Cemex and the wider cement and concrete sector on the Net Zero Council. The construction industry is seen as a priority sector for support, evidenced by our invitation to join the Council, the only energy-intensive industry to be represented.

‘By participating in the Council, I can emphasize the policy decisions our industry needs from government to be a competitive investment proposition to deliver net zero as well as showing the progress we are making in honouring our roadmap commitments. It also enables us to show how vital the construction industry is to the wider development of the country’s infrastructure and economy, and its strong links to other sectors.’