Cement and building materials supplier Cemex UK, building materials supplier, has achieved the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard across all its operations in Great Britain.
The standard has been granted in recognition of the company’s efforts in measuring and reducing its carbon emissions by over 36% between January 2007 and December 2009.
The Carbon Trust Standard is based on a rigorous, independent assessment and certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across their own operations, and are committed to reducing them year on year.
Cemex UK has recorded energy, CO2, waste and water for every site through the company’s own software system, ‘Environmental Footprint Tracker’ and measures them through certified management systems to benchmark best practice and set reduction targets.
A vital element in the company’s reduction of carbon emissions is the use of alternative fuels to part-replace fossil fuels in the production of cement. Usage of alternative fuels has been increased by 30% during 2008 and 2009.