Global building materials supplier Cemex has restructured its Vertua® portfolio to allow for easier identification of the most sustainable options available for its customers. The new Vertua system now provides a more detailed and enhanced view of the specific characteristics of a product’s environmental impact.
The Vertua brand now covers five sustainability attributes: lower carbon emissions, increasing energy efficiency, saving water, incorporating recycled materials and optimising design. These attributes have been identified in line with Cemex’s dedicated climate action strategy, Future in Action, which targets operation as a net-zero company globally by 2050.
Any products to bear the Vertua brand must meet strict criteria for at least one of these sustainable attributes, with the benefits clearly and transparently presented for customers on a fact label. These new labels also fulfil the function of promoting the most technical part of each attribute and will be applied on assets including packaging, websites and brochures.
The launch of this updated brand portfolio has now begun in Cemex’s European business. It starts in France this week, where the company is appearing at the Low Carbon World exhibition in Paris on the 5th and 6th April. Deployment will continue across the region, with all countries anticipated to have integrated the new brand into its operation by June.
Sergio Menendez, President of Cemex EMEA, commented: “Cemex is attuned to the need to focus on all aspects that can make a product more sustainable; not just achieving a lower carbon footprint. With the updated classification system for Vertua, customers can now more easily identify which of our products leverage the cutting-edge technology and innovation that will enable them to overcome the challenges they are currently facing in construction and renovation, such as thermal regulation of buildings, soil permeability and conservation of natural resources.
“The enhanced Vertua brand represents a more ambitious and stronger approach: from a group of low carbon products to a family of products and solutions that encompass more sustainable attributes and contribute to our company vision of building a better future.”
This extension to the Vertua brand is the latest development from Cemex, which continues to act as pioneers in more sustainable solutions for its customers. It comes shortly after the business announced a milestone 41 per cent reduction* in the CO2 emissions generated by its European cement business in 2022. Cemex expects to exceed its 2030 aspiration of hitting a 55% CO2 reduction in its European operations.
Vertua's goal is to be positioned as a brand that offers a comprehensive and crucial range of environmental attributes; from lower energy to use of recycled materials; expanding its field of action and strengthening its sustainability credentials.
For more information, visit: https://www.cemex.co.uk/future-in-action
* Compared to 1990 baseline