Cemex evolved its sustainability approach during 2014 to ensure its commitments to resilient and sustainable urban communities worldwide are integrated into its business strategy and daily activities. The company provided urban solutions, building materials, services and expertise that met the most demanding standards of construction and sustainability performance. The company has also created a Sustainability Committee reporting directly to the Board of Directors.
Cemex is communicating its achievements through the release of its 2014 Sustainable Development Report “Building Resilient and Sustainable Urban Communities”.
“The 2014 report focuses on one of the most significant trends facing the world today – the increasing challenge of urbanisation and the need to invest in resilient infrastructure and resource-efficient buildings, and affordable housing, while mitigating the effects of climate change”, said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO.
During 2014, Cemex completed almost 600 infrastructure projects that required more than 8 million m2 of concrete pavement in 14 countries, including highways, mass transit projects, airport runways and city streets. The company has also contributed to the construction of 3150 affordable and resource efficient units in 12 countries, representing more than 180 000 m2 of construction. Almost 7 million people have benefited from Cemex’s high impact social initiatives since 1998. Other achievements include:
- Alternative fuel substitution close to 28% in 2014.
- Avoided 8 million t of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the yearly average emissions from 1.5 million cars.
- Reduced Lost Time Injury (LTI) Rate by 33% for employees and 23% for contractors compared to 2013.
The 2014 Sustainable Development Report is available online.
Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui
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