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CEMEX UK introduces carbon labelling

Building materials manufacturer CEMEX UK has introduced a new CO2 labelling system on its bagged cement.

CEMEX UK introduces carbon labelling

The new labels, externally assured by certification body DNV Business Assurance, highlight the amount of CO2 per 25kg bag of cement.

DNV Business Assurance has been selected by globally to give independent third party verification and certification to the carbon footprint calculations undertaken by the CEMEX businesses in each country in which it has operations.

Andy Spencer sustainability director says: “The new CO2 footprint on our packed cements is an indication of our ongoing transparency and information provision to customers and consumers, whose awareness and curiosity regarding the footprint of products is increasing.

“For many construction companies, as awareness of our carbon footprint increases, quantification is becoming a ‘must’ for their stakeholders. CEMEX UK is helping to provide a solution by giving an accurate quantification to the building materials element.

The carbon footprint information gives data which is used in the CEMEX Carbon Footprint tool, a data modelling tool for calculating embodied carbon for the supply of building materials.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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