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CEMEX launches carbon labelled cement in the UK

Published:  09 April, 2010

MEXICO: From today, CEMEX's UK operation will be the first cement company in the world to provide certified carbon labels for its cement.

The Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label will demonstrate the company's commitment to reduce the environmental impact, said the company.

The carbon label will show the amount of CO2 generated by CEMEX cements.

The carbon footprint is certified to the PAS 2050, the first international standard for companies to measure their carbon footprint of products and services. Its development was overseen by an independent steering group, made up of non-governmental organisations, academics, business and government representatives.

The carbon labelling comes on the back of the announcement this week that CEMEX UK's cement division has also been certified to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products - BES 6001 with a score of 'very good'.

CEMEX is among the first in the industry to meet this standard, which covers all of the company's three UK cement plants, in Rugby (Warwickshire), South Ferriby (North Lincolnshire) and Tilbury (Essex).

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