CEMEX to offer Vertua worldwide
Net-zero carbon concrete to be offered in all major markets following successful European launch
CEMEX announced today that Vertua, their first-ever net-zero carbon concrete, will soon be available in the company’s major markets worldwide after a successful launch in Europe.
Vertua, a family of products that ranges from low carbon to the first net-zero CO2 concrete in the market, places CEMEX at the forefront of the building materials industry’s efforts to mitigate climate change.
‘We believe that climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, and we are committed to doing our part to address it,’ said Fernando A. Gonzalez, chief executive officer of CEMEX.
‘Vertua is clear evidence that we can transition to a carbon-neutral economy, where concrete is an essential component in the development of climate-friendly urban projects, sustainable buildings and resilient infrastructure,’
Customers in several European countries are already using Vertua in flagship infrastructure projects and many climate-friendly building projects, reducing their construction CO2 footprint significantly.
Vertua net-zero carbon concrete is possible due to an innovative geopolymer binder solution created by CEMEX’s Research and Development Centre in Switzerland. This solution has a reduced carbon footprint of up to 70% without sacrificing performance. The compensation of the remaining CO2 is achieved by participating in reforestation projects, among other initiatives.
Early this year, CEMEX announced their Climate Action strategy, defining a global target of a 35% reduction of CO2 emissions per tonne of cementitious products by 2030.
Additionally, they are the industry’s first company to target a CO2 reduction in its European operations of at least 55% by 2030. To complement this strategy with a longer-term vision, CEMEX also have an ambition to deliver net-zero CO2 in all their concretes globally by 2050.