Climate Change


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Monterrey,, Mexico
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CEMEX appears to have a significant but mixed engagement with climate change policy. CEMEX’s climate change policy paper clearly communicates its alignment with the science of climate change, as well as the need and opportunities in taking urgent action to tackle it. However, its engagement in different strands of global climate change policy appears to have been mixed. In Mexico, the company has seemingly championed the “green package” energy transition law, which anticipates various policies including ambitious renewable energy targets. However, CEMEX appears to have opposed the development of ambitious climate regulation in the E.U. Having clearly stated that they do not support a carbon tax but consider emission trading a more suitable option, CEMEX appears to have directly opposed reforms to EU ETS in consultation with policy makers, including specifically opposing the Market Stability Reserve and the Cross Sectoral Correction factor. CEMEX also appears to have used the same consultations to advocate against other energy efficiency related to EU energy efficiency directive and GHG emission reduction targets related to the EU Industrial Emissions Directive. CEMEX has stated its support for a transition to low-carbon economy and has specifically promoted its ‘Alternative Fuels Policy’ as a way of replacing the use of fossil fuels in the energy it uses for energy harnessed from the recovery of waste materials. As a member of CEMBUREAU, CEMEX has disclosed its aligned with the association's position on EU ETS policy. CEMBUREAU is also actively engaged with EU policy makers, opposing specific ETS reforms whilst lobbying for free emission permits for the cement sector. CEMEX is also a member of CANACEM that appears to have actively opposed the implementation of a carbon tax in Mexico.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 NS NS NS 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 0 NS NA NS NS 1 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 1 NS NS NS 0 NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 1 NS NS 1 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax -1 NS NS -2 0 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading 0 1 -1 -1 0 NS -1 NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 NS NS -2 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 2 NS 0 2 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 NS NS 2 NS 1 NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NS -2 NS NS 0 NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 2
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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.