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CEMEX wins National Award for Cleanest Production in the Dominican Republic

Date published: April 27, 2012

CEMEX in Dominican Republic has been given the National Award for Cleanest Production in the “Materials” category, a recognition given by the Environmental Ministry and a group of institutions such as the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the National Council for Competitiveness, The Nature Conservancy, the Santo Domingo Institute of Technology, the National Business Support Network for Environmental Protection, and the General Directorate for Multilateral Cooperation.

CEMEX won thanks to its project to use artificial pozzolan to reduce CO2 emissions at its cement plant in San Pedro de Macoris. This project has resulted in a reduction in emissions of over 180,000 tons of CO2 a year, equivalent to what is produced by approximately 35,000 passenger vehicles.

Additionally, the company received special mentions for its initiatives to use natural cementitious materials and alternative fuels, which together reduce CO2 emissions by over 200,000 tons every year. Also recognized was an initiative to recover, treat, and reuse residual water in its Los Pinos ready-mix concrete plant, which reduces water use by 40%.

CEMEX wins Dominican award for Cleanest Production

CEMEX reaps many benefits from its intensive use of more economical, environmentally friendly alternative fuels such as chipped tires, household waste, and biomass. The company is increasingly using alternative fuels to reduce its consumption of carbon-based fossil fuels, protect its business from volatile energy prices, and recover energy from society’s waste.

The use of alternative fuels is a key pillar to CEMEX’s carbon strategy. Thanks to this, and many other initiatives, CEMEX is on its way to achieving its ambitious goal of a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions from its 1990 baseline by 2015.

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