Calculation of the corporate carbon footprint of the cement industry by the application of MC3 methodology

Publication year: 2011
Source: Ecological Indicators, Volume 11, Issue 6, November 2011, Pages 1526-1540

Juan, Cagiao , Breixo, Gómez , Juan Luis, Doménech , Salvador Gutiérrez, Mainar , Hortensia Gutiérrez, Lanza

Cement is one of the most widely used construction materials in the world. Its characteristics, physicochemical properties and manufacturing process have long been the object of study. However, at this moment in time, the production of this basic construction material still accounts for 5% of worldwide emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere. Thus, in this age of the ongoing battle against climate change, cement alone has become a key objective to which measures must be applied to mitigate the negative impact of this material on the environment. This article evaluates the sustainability of a cement industry by using one of…