The two companies say their alliance will reduce the use of conventional fossil fuels by co-processing under high environmental, health, and safety standards at CEMEX facilities, non-recyclable solid waste with a high calorific level from Nestlé industrial processes.
"This agreement with Nestlé allows us to continue promoting our Future in Action strategy by operating our cement plant with alternative fuels that substitute fossil fuels," said José Antonio Cabrera, director of CEMEX in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Haiti. "By implementing circularity initiatives like this, we continue to take strong steps towards a more sustainable future, as we are committed to becoming a net-zero CO2 company."
The president of Nestlé for the Latin Caribbean region, Pablo Wiechers, highlighted that the company globally has adopted sustainability as a transversal and integral axis of its business model, an action that creates shared value and drives the achievement of substantial changes in the long term.
"From our REgeneración platform, we promote cultural transformation through sustained educational actions and leading by example. We demonstrate how our company embraces best practices and integrates technology to build a more sustainable future for all," said Wiechers.
Through the agreement, both companies will mutually support each other in social and environmental responsibility initiatives that aim to raise awareness, educate and promote the companies' good practices in the communities where they operate.
Future in Action is CEMEX's programme to achieve sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company. Through Future in Action, CEMEX has achieved record-breaking progress in reducing its carbon footprint during the past 18 months.