CEMEX Announces Significant Progress towards
Sustainable Development Commitments; Confirms
Mid Term Targets
May 06, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MONTERREY, Mexico--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced
today significant progress in many key performance indicators related to its global sustainable development strategy,
highlighting important achievements in major areas such as workplace safety, environment and climate change, land
management and biodiversity, and its contribution to the communities where it has its operations.
“During 2009, despite the challenges posed by the global economic crisis, CEMEX deepened its commitment to its
sustainable development initiatives,” said Lorenzo H. Zambrano, CEMEX Chairman and CEO. “Taken together, our
initiatives to address climate change implemented since 2006 allow us to avoid more than 1.5 M tons of CO2
emissions on an annualized basis, the equivalent of emissions made by about 290,000 passenger vehicles in one year.
We reconfirm our commitment to address climate change and to the development of a low-carbon economy.”
The achievements listed below highlight CEMEX’s dedication to making a positive impact throughout its operations
worldwide, as it works, together with its stakeholders, to build a sustainable future.
l CEMEX has reduced its Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) 33% in 2009 to 3.2 incidents per million
hours worked. CEMEX will continue working towards its ultimate goal of zero incidents and confirms its
target LTIFR of 2.5 by 2010.
l In 2009, 98% of CEMEX sites had implemented the company’s Safety Management System, up from 80%
in 2008, and on track to reach 100%. The system covers practices in driving safety, contractor management,
and safety leadership, among others.
Environment and climate change
l CEMEX achieved a 20.7% reduction on CO2 emissions per ton of cement produced relative to its 1990
baseline. CEMEX re-confirms its 25% reduction target by 2015.