Cemex RM plants move first in responsible sourcing certification program

Sources: Cemex USA, Houston; CP staff

Five Cemex ready mixed plants in the San Francisco Bay market have earned Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing certification following an audit of environmental, social, and governance practices by SGS, an independent, third-party registrar.

“Sustainability is a guiding principle we honor at every facility,” says Cemex USA President Ignacio Madridejos. “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 achievement can inspire others in Cemex and across the industry.” 

Cemex S.A.B de C.V., Portland Cement Association, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Cement Sustainability Initiative and allied interests launched CSC in 2017 to grade building materials operations on sustainable practices throughout supply chains. CSC aims to improve concrete sector transparency and highlight concrete’s essential role in creating a sustainable construction sector by securing recognition in green procurement government policies and building rating systems. Nearly 70 plants worldwide have achieved CSC responsible sourcing certification.

“We’ve worked with 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,” says CSC Chair and Cemex Sustainable Affairs Manager Dr. Alexander Röder. “By earning this certification, these operations show they care about the environment and communities around them.”