Cemex has implemented a corporate water policy that it says outlines its global water management strategy and acts as a framework for the development of local water conservation and efficiency strategies across its operations.
The building materials company says the policy includes its compliance with relevant regulations and its commitment to protect ecosystems and biodiversity in its sites through sustainable water management. It says the policy also pledges to maximize water efficiency by managing water consumption and utilizing sustainable water sources such as rainwater.
In addition to preventing water pollution, Cemex says it will monitor, review, assess, and disclose water efficiency performance against measurable targets to drive continuous improvement. The company didn’t provide specifics on these measurable targets.
The new water policy is part of Cemex’s Water Project, developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Earlier this year Cemex launched a methodology to standardize water measurement and management across all of the company’s operations. The firm said it would initially focus on measuring its footprint, and secondly on defining actions to increase its water efficiency and reduce its water use.