CEMEX links Accounts Receivable Securitization Programs to ambitious sustainability goals - CEMEX links Accounts Receivable Securitization Programs to ambitious sustainability goals
February 8, 2023
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) announced today that all its Accounts Receivable Securitization Programs are now linked to CEMEX’s Sustainability-linked Financing Framework, which is aligned to the company’s ambitious sustainability goals within its Future in Action program.
The framework references three climate action KPIs: net CO2 emissions per ton of cementitious material; power consumption from clean energy sources in cement; and alternative fuels rate. The annual performance in these metrics may result in an adjustment of the interest rate margin paid under the programs. The programs amount to approximately US$750 million and are used by CEMEX’s operations in Mexico, the U.S., the U.K., and France.
“The integration of these programs into our sustainability-linked framework further aligns our financing strategy to our leadership in addressing climate change. With the integration of these programs, we now have approximately 42% of our debt linked to sustainability metrics, bringing us closer to our goal of 50% by 2025 and 85% by 2030,” said Maher Al-Haffar, CEMEX’s CFO.
The financial institutions under the Accounts Receivable Securitization Programs are Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, for the U.S. and Mexico programs, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank for the U.S. program, and ING Belgium SA/NV (“ING”), for the U.K. and France programs. Additionally, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank acted as Sustainability Structuring Agent for the programs in the U.S. and Mexico, and ING as Sustainability Coordinator for the programs in U.K. and France.
In 2021, CEMEX launched its Sustainability-linked Financing Framework, which besides being one of the most comprehensive in the building materials sector, further aligns CEMEX’s corporate sustainability commitments to its financing strategy. The framework establishes CEMEX’s guiding principles when issuing new sustainability-linked financing instruments, including bonds, private placements, loans, derivatives, working capital solutions, and other financing instruments.
CEMEX’s Future in Action program focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company. CEMEX is among the first companies in the building materials industry to achieve validation by the Science Based Targets Initiative (“SBTi”) of its Scope 1, 2 & 3 2030 targets aligned to the 1.5ºC Scenario and its 2050 net-zero CO2 emissions goal.
CEMEX (NYSE: CX) is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. CEMEX is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies. CEMEX offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience, enabled by digital technologies. For more information, please visit: www.cemex.com
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