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bp and CEMEX team up on net zero emissions

Release date:
13 May 2021
  • bp and CEMEX aim to develop solutions to decarbonize the cement production ‎process and transportation
  • CEMEX and bp have aligned ambitions to arrive to net zero emissions by 2050 or ‎sooner
CEMEX ready-mix truck, Puerto Rico

LONDON AND MONTERREY. MAY 13, 2021 – bp (“bp”) and CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. ‎‎(“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that they will work together on accelerating the ‎progress of CEMEX’s 2050 ambition to deliver net zero CO2 concrete globally.


The two companies have agreed to a memorandum of understanding to develop ‎solutions to decarbonize the cement production process and transportation. These ‎potential solutions may include low carbon power, low carbon transport, energy ‎efficiency, natural carbon offsets, and carbon capture, utilisation and storage ‎technologies. Additionally, they intend to work together to develop urbanization solutions ‎envisioned to decarbonize cities.‎


‎“Concrete plays an integral role in society, and there are no substitutes for its key ‎attributes, strength, and resilience. We believe it will continue to have a critical role in a ‎low carbon economy, and the challenge for the industry is to find solutions to the ‎manufacturing process emissions,” said Juan Romero, executive vice president ‎sustainability, commercial, and operations development of CEMEX. “This initiative with ‎bp is another example of the work we are doing with partners across industries, ‎academia, and start-ups to tap into the latest innovation and disruptive technology to ‎achieve our ambition of delivering net zero CO2 concrete globally to all of our ‎customers.”‎

 

“Teaming up with progressive companies like CEMEX, that share a net-zero ambition and have complementary capabilities, will help speed up the decarbonization of the industry and the energy system. Now is the time to work together on the path to net-zero and along the way generate mutual value.”

 

William Lin, executive vice president, regions, cities & solutions, bp

 

William Lin, bp’s executive vice president, regions, cities & solutions (RC&S), said: “At ‎bp, we want to help ‘greening companies’ meet their sustainability aims just as we are trying to do in our own company. We know that 70% of global emissions come from transport, ‎industry and energy and that cement making is energy intensive. Teaming up with progressive companies like CEMEX, that share a net-zero ambition and have complementary capabilities, will help speed up the decarbonization of the industry and the energy system. Now is the time to work together on the path to net-zero and along the way generate mutual value.”

 

Helping cities and corporations to decarbonize is a core part of bp’s long-term strategy. ‎bp’s RC&S team aims to build enduring relationships ‎with cities and corporations around ‎the world to offer bespoke, integrated and decarbonized energy solutions to complex energy needs – providing energy that is clean, reliable – and also affordable. And to decarbonize high-tech, consumer products, heavy transport, and heavy industry sectors – working with companies that currently have significant carbon emissions to ‎manage and share bp’s net zero ambition.‎


Angélica Ruiz, bp’s head of country for Mexico and senior vice president for Latin ‎America, said: “We’re proud to collaborate with a global company that shares our goal to ‎transition to a more sustainable future. CEMEX is taking a leading role in decarbonizing ‎the global cement industry, setting a fast pace of progress in all regions, including ‎Mexico and Latin America. Our collaboration with CEMEX is another step towards our ‎ambition to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and help the world to get to net ‎zero.”‎

Notes to editors


About bp


bp’s purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet. It has set out an ambition ‎to be a net zero company by 2050, or sooner and help the world get to net zero, and a ‎strategy for delivering on that ambition. Partnering with countries, cities and corporations ‎to provide innovative energy, mobility and decarbonization solutions as they shape their ‎paths to net zero is a core part of this strategy. For more information visit bp.com.‎


About CEMEX


CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and ‎reliable services. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves ‎through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a ‎sustainable future. For more information, please visit: www.cemex.com.‎

Further information

 

Contacts

 

bp press office, David Nicholas, ‎+44 7831 095541, bppress@bp.com

 

CEMEX media relations, Jorge Pérez, ‎+52 81 8259 6666‎, jorgeluis.perez@cemex.com

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