CEMEX has operations in over 50 countries worldwide, including 7 European countries, and our Global Research Centre in Switzerland.

We are a leader in the building materials industry that provides high-quality products and reliable service to both customers and the communities we work in. We aim to serve the needs of our customers and create value for our stakeholders by becoming the most efficient and innovative building materials company.

This policy site is designed to be the place to find our position papers, comments and views on relevant EU and Global policy topics and sustainable development issues and how we approach them.

Engaging with our Stakeholders

Listening to our stakeholders is vital to maximizing our positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We analyse stakeholder inputs, company insights, sector initiatives, peer reviews, and global trends to set our business initiatives. By listening to what our stakeholders consider important, we are able to engage with their key interests proactively, manage risks and opportunities, and set a clear direction to deliver long-term shared value for our company and communities. To identify those issues that are most important for our company and our stakeholders, we periodically conduct Materiality Assessments, which help us to continually attune our efforts. Across the countries where we operate, we encourage and invest in developing strategic relations through open dialogue with our key stakeholders. To this end, we customize unique engagement activities to interact with each of our stakeholders, depending on our line of business in a given location, so as to share best practices, accelerate change, and seek to ensure we are contributing our utmost to a sustainable future. We are committed to conducting our business relations with honesty, respect, and integrity. Through our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and stakeholder Engagement Policy, we define the framework we use when deploying our proactive stakeholder engagement strategy. Our stakeholders include our people, customers, shareholders, investors, communities, suppliers, NGOs, academia, governments, policymakers, and other businesses through trade associations.


Main Cement and Concrete Associations in which CEMEX Participates


» Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)


» European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU) – Europe

» European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) – Europe

» European Aggregates Association (UEPG) – Europe


» Croatia Cement – Croatia

» Svaz Výrobců Cementu – Czech Republic

» UNICEM – France

» Verein Deutscher Zementwerke (VDZ) – Germany

» Cement Producers Association (Stowarzyszenie Producentów Cementu – SPC) – Poland

» OFICEMEN (Agrupación de Fabricantes de Cemento de España) – Spain

» Mineral Products Association (MPA) – UK

We are active participants in global initiatives led by the World Economic Forum and the United Nations, among other internationally recognized institutions.

Our Commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

We have set five priority Sustainable Development Goals upon which we can further contribute to achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

As a leading building materials company, we recognize and embrace our responsibility in the development of sustainable cities and resilient communities. Aligned with our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we prioritized five that are directly related to our company’s business strategy. SDGs 8, 9, 11, 13, and 15 represent our greatest opportunities for shared value creation and concentrate our largest potential for building a better future. We collaborate within and outside our company and have joined forces with sector peers, field experts, authorities, customers, suppliers, NGOs, and other stakeholders to collectively work towards achieving the SDGs. To this end, we devised internal output indicators designed to enhance CEMEX’s economic, environmental, and social performance, as well as to track our contributions to our five priority SDGs.

In partnership with the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), a joint statement is now available to fully comprehend our sector’s contribution to all 17 SDGs. We acknowledge that a decade of action is needed to achieve the UN SDGs, and that the concrete industry will play an important role in contributing to achieving these targets.

Trade associations