As part of a partnership with IUCN, CEMEX introduced today a Corporate Water Policy that defines its global strategy for responsible water management.
The policy recognizes the important role that the building materials industry plays in the sustainable management of water. It will act as a framework for the development of local water conservation and efficiency strategies across its operations worldwide.
The Corporate Water Policy is part of CEMEX’s Water Project, developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). CEMEX and IUCN began working together in 2010 to strengthen the company’s approach to water issues. Already, they have achieved such results as a methodology to standardize water measurement and management.
“CEMEX is fully committed to carrying out our business activities in a sustainable manner, minimizing pressure on water resources and covering three such essential aspects as resource availability, resource quality, and ecosystem integrity,” said Lorenzo H. Zambrano, CEMEX’s Chairman and CEO.
The comprehensive approach detailed in CEMEX’s Water Policy includes the company’s compliance with relevant legislation and its commitment to protect ecosystems and biodiversity in its sites through sustainable water management. It pledges to maximize water efficiency by managing water consumption and utilizing sustainable water sources such as rainwater. In addition to preventing water pollution, the company will monitor, review, assess, and disclose water efficiency performance against measurable targets to drive continuous improvement.
“Great progress has been made to expand company understanding and action on sustainable water management. The work under the partnership has been very successful and we are pleased to work with CEMEX in mobilising their new Water Policy,” said James Dalton, Coordinator, Global Initiatives, IUCN Water Programme.
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