CEMEX leads in climate action by switching to more sustainable energy sources
On International Energy Day (14th February 2021) CEMEX is proud to be a sector leader in switching to renewable energy sources.
Since 2019, CEMEX UK has used 100% renewable electricity at all sites supplied by energy, services and regeneration group ENGIE, who have been providing electricity to over 150 CEMEX UK sites for more than 10 years. The commitment helped to drive the decarbonization agenda in the UK, and CEMEX also takes advantage of ENGIE’s demand-side services, such as load management to avoid peak tariffs and rapid frequency response.
Then in 2020 CEMEX announced a similar commitment for its 32 plants in Poland. All electricity purchased now comes from renewable sources, including wind energy, via its long standing energy partner PGE Obrót. In September of the same year CEMEX announced that together with partner Synhelion, an innovative technology has been developed that eliminates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the cement production process by using solar energy. CO2 emissions will be captured and then converted into synthetic fuels using Synhelion technology.
CEMEX is perfectly positioned in Europe to also lead the construction materials sector in cutting emissions following many years of diligent carbon reduction and alignment with EU regulations and environmental policies. In 2020 it aligned with new EU aspirations to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 55% by 2030, and reached the Company’s global 35% CO2 reduction target a decade early.
CEMEX’s Climate Action strategy launched in February 2020 outlines the company´s vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society’s increasing demands more efficiently. In CEMEX, we believe that climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time and support the urgency of collective action.