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CEMEX Continues to Lead in Climate Action With Its New Green Financing Framework

CEMEX Continues to Lead in Climate Action With Its New Green Financing Framework

  • The new Green Financing Framework is the first of its kind in the building materials sector.
  • The Framework enables CEMEX to issue green financing instruments in alignment to its CO2 reduction efforts.
  • It increases the reach of the previously announced Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework.

CEMEX, announced today the launch of its Green Financing Framework, the first in its sector, further expanding its commitment to sustainable finance and building a more sustainable world. The Framework reflects the roadmap and objectives of CEMEX’s climate action program, Future in Action.

The Framework enables CEMEX to issue green financing instruments aligned with the International Capital Market Association (“ICMA”) Green Bond Principles and the Loan Market Association Green Loan Principles. Under the Framework, CEMEX intends to allocate the net proceeds from the issuances to finance eligible green projects in areas such as CO2 emissions reduction, clean electricity and energy efficiency, clean transportation, water management, air quality, circular economy, and waste management.

CEMEX has a steadfast commitment to lead in climate action and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions globally in concrete by 2050. The Framework further aligns CEMEX’s financing strategy to its corporate sustainability commitments, as outlined in its Future in Action program.

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“After launching our Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework last year, it is only natural for us to build on that initiative with additional sustainable finance innovation in the form of the Green Financing Framework, that will enable the building of a more resilient future for all,” said Maher Al-Haffar, CEMEX’s Chief Financial Officer and founding member of the UN Global Compact CFO Coalition for the SDGs.

The Framework has been subject to an independent external assessment by Sustainalytics, a global leader in providing ESG research and analysis. Sustainalytics issued a second party opinion confirming that the CEMEX Green Financing Framework is credible and impactful and aligns with the Green Bond Principles 2021 and the Green Loan Principles 2021.

In line with its commitment to transparency, CEMEX stakeholders will have the ability to assess CEMEX’s progress on the allocation of all net proceeds related to the Framework and their environmental impact through an annual update in its Integrated Report.

The Framework and Sustainalytics’ Second Party Opinion can be found in the following link:

Under its Future in Action program, CEMEX announced a 40% reduction goal of its specific net CO2 emissions in cement by 2030*. Additionally, the company set a target to source 55% of its electricity needs from clean sources by 2030. These climate action goals are aligned to an ambitious CO2 reduction pathway validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) according to the Well Below 2°C Scenario. CEMEX’s aggressive 2030 climate action targets are an important milestone in the company’s transition to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Source: CEMEX


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