In March 2023, CANACEM and its affiliates published the Mexico-FICEM 2030 Roadmap, under the FICEM standard, which is based on the Cement Sustainability Initiative and the International Energy Agency Roadmap. This implied the consolidation and third-party verification of industry data, estimation of GHG emissions, and the evaluation of reduction potentials to determine an emissions reduction strategy for contributing to the mitigation of climate change.

According to the gathered data, in 2016, the direct specific emission was 629 kg of CO2 per ton of cement. Mexico’s cement industry aims to reach 520 kg of CO2 per ton of cement. This translates to a 17% decrease in direct specific emissions.

This emissions reduction strategy is based on three decarbonization levers which are as follows: Coprocessing, low-carbon cements, and thermal efficiency. Circularity is one key aspect of this roadmap, given that coprocessing and low-carbon cement imply the use of waste as fuel in coprocessing or as additions to reduce the clinker factor.

CANACEM is committed to leading the necessary actions for achieving the defined objectives. However, harnessing the potential of each decarbonization lever depends on regulatory frameworks, green financing, and collaboration between academia, industry, and governments, among other stakeholders.