CEMEX Philippines introduces new product, seeks to be a net-zero CO2 company by 2050

Listed CEMEX Philippines seeks to be a net-zero CO2 company by 2050, part of its “Future in Action” campaign, a global strategy which focuses on reducing CO2 emissions by 35 percent by 2025 and around 40 percent by 2030. 

As part of the campaign, CEMEX has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of Vertua, which the company said is a new low carbon and eco-friendly product line.

Vertua-branded products such as the Apo and Rizal Portland High Strength Blended Cement Type IP bear the Vertua Plus seal, signifying that these have corresponding classifications indicating the amount of COreduced in their production, Cemex said.

These products are suitable for green and resilient megastructures given their strength, durability, and lower emissions, CEMEX said.

CEMEX showcased its Vertua product line and sustainability efforts during a recent Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Planning and Design Summit.

CEMEX Philippines’ Technical Commercial Manager Engr. John Gilbert Manansala discusses the advantages of blended cement and chemical admixtures.

The week-long summit saw over 200 delegates and guests, many of which were DPWH’s partners who could support the department’s plans featuring infrastructure projects in Region IV-B, through innovative and sustainable products and technologies. 

Guilder Bringas, commercial director for Institutional Segment, showcased CEMEX’s sustainability initiatives which include decarbonizing operations and producing eco-friendly cement products while engineer John Gilbert Manansala, technical commercial manager, talked about concrete and the benefits of using blended cement and chemical admixtures.

CEMEX is a global construction materials company with a presence in the Philippines. It has consistently been trumpeting its carbon neutrality efforts through the introduction of new products and improvements in processes. It likewise continues to find ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies.