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CEMEX establish aggressive 2025 goal for Vertua

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Vertua low-carbon products to account for majority of cement and concrete sales by 2025

CEMEX are setting an ambitious goal for their Vertua low-carbon cement and concrete products of reaching more than half of all cement and concrete sales by 2025.

After a successful global launch in 2020, the products are already playing an important role in the transition of the built environment to a net-zero world, meeting customer needs through low-carbon products without compromising performance.

CEMEX say the development and customer acceptance of Vertua low-carbon products serves as an important milestone in the company’s journey to become a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.

‘The ultimate objective of our Future in Action programme is to provide our customers with net-zero carbon products and solutions,’ said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of CEMEX.

‘Our Vertua products are an important step in this direction, designed to meet society’s demand for resilient and long-lasting buildings and infrastructure built with a lower carbon footprint.’

Vertua products have a CO2 reduction of at least 25% versus traditional cements. In concrete, the CO2 reduction ranges from 30% up to a full net-zero option.

Vertua cement and concrete accounted for 34% and 31% of total sales, respectively, in the first quarter of 2022, almost double the prior year, reflecting strong customer demand for low-carbon products.

Vertua concrete has already been used in landmark projects around the world, such as La Marseillaise, a new skyscraper in Marseille; the new San Diego State University stadium in California; as well as in the new HS2 high-speed railway in London, among many others.

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