Mexico: Cemex has been named by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as the best Latin American company in terms of climate change data disclosure and one of the top ten in overall carbon emissions performance.
The rankings were announced during the launching of the CDP's latest report, CDP Investor Latin America 2012, which comprises data on the emissions of greenhouse gases from 32 major companies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru. The CDP is a UK-based independent non-governmental organization that possesses the world's largest database of self reported climate change data.
According to data released by Cemex, the company achieved a 22.7% reduction on CO2 net emissions per ton of cement produced in 2011 relative to its 1990 baseline. Cemex's rate of alternative fuel use rose to approximately 25% in 2011, an improvement from its rate of 20.3% in 2010. Cemex is on track to reach its 2015 target of 35% alternative fuels substitution rate.