Cemex says it has the received the highest overall sustainability credentials among 57 companies for a fourth consecutive year by Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).
BMV, the Mexican Stock Exchange, included Cemex in its Sustainability Index for the eighth consecutive year. This index comprises the top performers in corporate governance, social responsibility and environmental care.
Vicente Saiso, Cemex corporate director of sustainability, says: “This recognition encourages Cemex to keep on enhancing our environmental, social, and governance performance and to continue pursuing our global sustainability ambitions to generate the most value for our stakeholders.”
As reflected in the company’s latest Integrated Report, Cemex 2018 sustainability performance highlights include:
- Zero employee fatalities for the first time, with 96% of its global operations fatality and injury free.
- 1% alternative fuels rate, the highest in the past four years.
- +13 million tonnes of waste from other industries seized as fuel or raw material in our production processes, representing 32 times more than the amount of waste it sent for disposal.
- 6% reduction of specific CO2emissions vs. 1990, avoiding ~8 million CO2 tonnes during the year.
- Biodiversity Action Plans implemented in 91% of its quarries with high biodiversity value.
- +16 million people positively impacted by its social initiatives.
- 95% of its cement sites implemented Community Engagement Plans.