CEMEX invest in circular economy in Mexico
Sustainable waste-management company Broquers Ambiental acquired in drive for carbon neutrality
CEMEX have acquired Broquers Ambiental, a sustainable company that focuses on the separation, recovery, and treatment of urban solid waste generated in the Mexican city of Queretaro. The acquisition is part of CEMEX's Future in Action programme, aimed at achieving carbon neutrality.
‘With this acquisition, we are firmly committed to the circular economy by integrating our value chain to the production of climate-friendly fuels that we use in cement production,’ said Ricardo Naya (pictured), president of CEMEX Mexico.
‘Our objective for this year is to double Broquer’s capacity and thereby contribute to the progress towards sustainability in the city of Queretaro, as well as the transformation of Mexico towards a green economy.’
All energy generated from the waste processed at the Broquers plant will be used as a climate-friendly fuel to power CEMEX’s operations in Mexico.
Last year, CEMEX harnessed the energy of more than 500,000 tonnes of waste to power their operations in Mexico, avoiding the emission of more than 730,000 tonnes of CO2 per year – the equivalent of planting 12 million trees.
Broquers, who expect to increase their current staff by 50 new employees this year to expand its processing capacity, operate the first plant of its kind in Mexico to have sophisticated waste-separation equipment in line with European standards for waste treatment.