“Water is a resource for which there is no substitute. Without adequate supplies of water, not only do businesses face serious risks, but also do public water providers and ecosystems. In partnering with IUCN, CEMEX is working to achieve improved water management across its operations, maintain access to sustainable sources of water, and reduce risks associated with water for the company,” said Dr. James Dalton, IUCN Water Program Coordinator, Global Initiatives.

The CEMEX-IUCN “Water Project” was presented to members of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, on December 12, 2012. During the one-day conference, CEMEX and IUCN shared lessons learned and ways forward towards improved sustainability of water resources.

The event was hosted by the Spanish Permanent Representation to the European Union, numerous members of the European Commission, key environmental NGOs, trade associations, environmental think tanks, ambassadors from several nations, and other important stakeholders. Key participants included Dr. Mark Smith, Director, IUCN Global Water Program, Dr. James Dalton, Coordinator Global Water Initiatives, IUCN Global Water Program, and Benedikt Jodocy, VP Legal & Sustainability, CEMEX Germany.

About CEMEX

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

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About IUCN

IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN works on biodiversity, ecosystem services, climate change, energy, human livelihoods and greening the world economy by supporting scientific research, managing field projects all over the world, and bringing governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. For more information, please visit: www.iucn.org/water; www.waterandnature.org.

This press release contains forward-looking statements and information that are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of CEMEX to be materially different from those expressed or implied in this release, including, among others, changes in general economic, political, governmental and business conditions globally and in the countries in which CEMEX does business, changes in interest rates, changes in inflation rates, changes in exchange rates, the level of construction generally, changes in cement demand and prices, changes in raw material and energy prices, weather conditions, changes in business strategy and various other factors. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. CEMEX assumes no obligation to update or correct the information contained in this press release.

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