CEMEX USA announced as part of its ongoing Future in Action program and efforts to cut CO2 throughout its operations and value chain, it has surpassed a major milestone for its lower-carbon concrete, Vertua, supplying more than 1,000,000 cu. yd. of the innovative, environmentally friendly material for projects across California.
CEMEX’s Vertua debuted in the U.S. market first in the Golden State. Vertua offers CO2 emission reductions of at least 30% when compared to ordinary Portland cement-based concretes.
Since its introduction, CEMEX customers in California have taken advantage of the benefits of Vertua to support infrastructure projects such as the I-10 Corridor Express Lanes in San Bernardino, Calif., office and commercial buildings in Southern California and the Bay Area along with entertainment and multi-use venues such as San Diego State University’s Snapdragon Stadium.
“At CEMEX, we are committed to making a difference in climate action and reducing the impact of our operations and products,” said CEMEX USA President–California Region Francisco Rivera. “With Vertua, our customers can join the journey to build a better future using concrete designed to address climate change and deliver the high-quality performance they expect from CEMEX.”
CEMEX has expanded the availability of Vertua to its other operations in the United States over the past year, so the lower-carbon product can be utilized by customers nationwide.
In addition to offering Vertua, CEMEX is taking several actions to reduce its CO2 impact. The company recently updated its ambitious sustainability goals which include reducing its CO2 emissions globally by 2030 by 47% per ton of cementitious material and delivering concrete with 35% less carbon content when compared to 1990 baseline levels. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) recently validated our 2030 decarbonization goals for alignment under their new 1.5°C scenario, the most ambitious pathway defined for the industry.
Last year, CEMEX also implemented its Future in Action program that recognizes the opportunity for reducing emissions is not limited to the production process but to the entire life cycle of our products.
Future in Action focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company, concentrating on six pillars: sustainable products and solutions, decarbonizing our operations, circular economy, water and biodiversity, innovation and partnerships and promoting a green economy.