Cement Industry and Actions to Reduce Environmental Impact

The cement industry, responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions, is adopting strategies to reduce its carbon footprint.

Cement Industry and Actions to Reduce Environmental Impact
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The cement industry, a significant contributor to global CO2 emissions, is taking steps to lessen its environmental impact. Fernando González Olivieri, CEO of Cemex (a leading global cement company), highlighted during a Coparmex conference the industry's efforts to address environmental challenges. Cemex has set ambitious goals: a 47% reduction in additional CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieving zero CO2 emissions in the production of cement, concrete, and aggregates by 2050.

González Olivieri stressed the necessity for the industry to find solutions to continue production without CO2 emissions, aligning with the Paris Agreement's goal to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to 1.5 degrees, compared to pre-industrial levels. Since the 1990s, Cemex has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 33%, with further reductions in direct and gross emissions by 7.8% and 4.6%, respectively. The company has also achieved significant water savings, reducing specific and net water consumption by 15.4% and 25.6% over the last ten years.

Cemex is a global building materials company committed to providing innovative and sustainable solutions for the industry. This initiative by Cemex highlights the cement industry's potential to significantly contribute to global efforts to combat climate change while maintaining production efficiency.

Source: Punto MX