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Ready-mix concrete plants in Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca earn CEMEX's sustainability seal in Spain

Date published: December 17, 2010

CEMEX has recently awarded its ECOOPERANDO seal to three ready mix concrete plants in Spain. The plants, located in the major cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Mallorca, have been recognized for reaching the highest and strictest environmental standards established by the company in Spain.


Ready-mix concrete plants in Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca earn CEMEX's sustainability seal in Spain

The three plants are the first to receive this distinction, but CEMEX aims for all plants in the country to reach this level in the shortest time possible. Among the requisites to achieve the ECOOPERANDO designation, plants must have the ISO 14001 Environmental Certification; be equipped with water and residue recycling systems; and use only environmentally certified cement and aggregates. The cement must come from no farther than 100 kilometers away, and the aggregates no farther than 50 kilometers.

Another important factor in granting the seal is a low emission rate of the concrete mixer trucks used to deliver the material. In order to help all plants reach this goal, CEMEX in Spain has given safe and efficient driving courses to all its drivers.

The ECOOPERANDO seal will allow customers to make a more informed decision when trying to choose the most sustainable building materials. The ECOOPERANDO initiative had its first steps with individual products, giving the seal to those products that had reduced their Carbon emissions by at least 35% and were produced in a plant with the ISO 14001 environmental certification.

This summer, CEMEX announced that the ECOOPERANDO seal would be made available to its suppliers that met the necessary requirements. To reach the ECOOPERANDO distinction, a company must apply all sustainable development policies and procedures in its different business areas, ensuring ongoing compliance and continuous improvement company-wide.

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