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CEMEX USA named US EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

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CEMEX USA has announced that for the fourth consecutive year, it has been named US EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, earning the Sustained Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy for the company’s ongoing and longstanding efforts in energy management and sustainability.

The prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award is the highest honour from the ENERGY STAR programme, and the 2022 recognition puts CEMEX USA among a distinguished group of winners that have made long-term commitments to energy efficiency, which are essential to address climate change and protect public health.

CEMEX USA previously earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award in 2020 and 2021 after being recognised as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Energy Management in 2019. Additionally, over the last 15 years, CEMEX USA operations have received more than 60 ENERGY STAR certifications, and dozens of its cement terminals and ready-mix concrete operations have achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.

“Sustainability is deeply-rooted at CEMEX, and it’s key to our business strategy as we work to build a better and more sustainable future,” said CEMEX USA President Jaime Muguiro. “In addition to offering sustainable products and solutions, we are dedicated to making a positive impact at our operations. We are honoured to be recognised by the ENERGY STAR programme and are proud of our teams for making a difference.”

On top of energy management and conservation, CEMEX is working towards its ambitious climate and sustainability targets. The company implemented its Future in Action programme last year with the goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% per ton of cementitious product by 2030 when compared to 1990 baseline levels. By the end of the decade, CEMEX also aims to have 55% of its electricity consumption in cement globally derived from renewable sources.

“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”

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