Tarmac's 2010 Sustainability Report launched
Tarmac has launched its 2010/11 Sustainability Report, showing the progress the company has made against its Sustainability Framework targets over the past year.
Using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, this is Tarmac’s third such report. It highlights how, since 2004, Tarmac has reduced specific energy consumption by 15 per cent, cut specific CO2 emissions by 11 per cent, delivered a 92 per cent reduction in waste sent to licensed disposal and is now a net user of waste.
The firm has also cut Lost Time Injuries by 21% since 2009, has been awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its carbon-cutting efforts, and has 100 per cent of its products certified as ‘Very Good’ against BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products.
Commenting on the report’s launch, Dr Martyn Kenny, Tarmac’s Director of Sustainability, said: “Our new report highlights the progress that we’re making against our commitments, and demonstrates that sustainability is even more deeply embedded within our business strategy and culture. The steps we’re taking to further cut carbon and energy use, supply responsibly sourced products, reduce waste, and run an even safer business are delivering tangible benefits to Tarmac and our customers.”
To date, Tarmac has:
- Cut specific CO2 emissions by 11 per cent since 2004
- 92 per cent reduction in waste sent to licensed disposal since 2004 and is now a net user of waste ·
- 100 per cent of its products independently certified as responsibly sourced
- 28 per cent reduction in potable water used per unit of concrete and mortar production since 2004
To read the new 2010/11 Sustainability Report go to www.tarmac.co.uk/sustainability
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15 August 2011