Five Cemex USA plants located in Oakland, San Carlos, Santa Clara, San Jose and at Pier 92 in San Francisco have received responsible sourcing certification from the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC). The system intends to improve transparency of the concrete sector, highlight the essential role of concrete in creating a sustainable construction sector by getting recognition in green procurement government policies and building rating systems.
The CSC process uses a point system to judge the plants against a criteria for responsible environmental, social and governance practices.
Dr. Alexander Röder, CSC chair and Cemex’s sustainable affairs manager, said: “We’ve worked with other industry experts and certification institutes worldwide to develop a thorough system designed to show how concrete, cement and aggregates companies are operating in an environmentally-responsible way. By earning this certification, these Cemex operations show they care about the environment and the communities around them.”
Ignacio Madridejos Cemex USA’s president, said: “Sustainability is a guiding principle we honor at every facility at Cemex USA. We are proud of these plants for becoming the first facilities in the U.S. to attain CSC certification as they demonstrate their leadership in environmental responsibility. Their impressive achievement can inspire others in Cemex and across the industry. We applaud their strong commitment to making sustainable products through sustainable practices.”
Nearly 70 plants worldwide are said to have been received CSC certification since it began in 2017.
CSC launched in 2014 when industry representatives assembled in Colombia to develop a responsible sourcing certification system for concrete. It is the global system operator owning the system and is developing a structure to support clients in every region. In addition, the council seeks to make agreements with local organisations that want to support regional operations.