CDP awards CEMEX its highest rating for leadership in Climate Action - CDP awards CEMEX its highest rating for leadership in Climate Action
December 7, 2021
- CEMEX has been included in CDP´s prestigious ‘A List’.
- CDP is one of the leading environmental organizations in the world.
- Rating underscores CEMEX decisive actions to address climate change.
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) announced today that it has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change. The company was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and lead in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
CEMEX is one of approximately 200 companies to receive this distinction out of nearly 12,000 firms scored by CDP. According to CDP, CEMEX is leading on corporate environmental ambition, action, and transparency worldwide through significant demonstrable action on climate.
CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. In 2021, over 590 investors with over US$110 trillion in assets and 200 major purchasers with US$5.5 trillion in procurement spend requested companies to disclose data on environmental impacts, risks, and opportunities through CDP’s platform.
Under its Future in Action program, CEMEX announced a climate action target of reducing 40% its CO2 emissions by 2030. The company´s clean electricity consumption will also increase from the current 29% to 55% by 2030. These goals are the most ambitious in the cement industry and align with the well-below 2°C scenario. These intermediate goals will enable the company to fulfill its 2050 goal of being net-zero carbon in concrete.
“We are pleased with CDP´s recognition of our decarbonization efforts and ambition and happy to join this elite group of climate action leaders,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of CEMEX. “We commit to continue leading the industry in climate action, not only because it creates value, but more importantly because it is the right thing to do. CEMEX is building a better future, and that future must be sustainable.”
“Many congratulations to all the companies on this year’s A List. Taking the lead on environmental transparency and action is one of the most important steps businesses can make, even more so in the year of COP26 and the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report,” said Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP. “The scale of the risk to businesses from climate change, water insecurity and deforestation can no longer be ignored, and we know the opportunities of action far outweigh the risks of inaction. Leadership from the private sector is essential for securing global ambitions for a net-zero, nature positive and equitable world. Our A List celebrates those companies who are preparing themselves to excel in the economy of the future by taking action today.”
The full list of companies that made this year’s CDP A List is available here, along with other publicly available company scores: https://www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 590 investors with over $110 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 14,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2021, including more than 13,000 companies worth over 64% of global market capitalization, and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. CDP is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative, We Mean Business Coalition, The Investor Agenda and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. Visit cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
CEMEX 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: cemex.com
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