Sustainability at Tarmac
Sustainability is extremely important to Tarmac.
Sustainability matters because it is central to our collective long-term future. Not just for the financial success of Tarmac, but also for the communities in which we work and the environment upon which we all rely. It influences how we work at every level of our business.
We believe that focusing on sustainability is key to our long-term success.
Tarmac's Sustainability Framework
- Sustainable Products
Tarmac's business is founded on products that are essential for economic and social wellbeing, from creating the built environment and infrastructure around us, to important manufacturing processes and environmental protection.
- Climate Change
Climate change is a concern for the whole of society. As a major organisation, Tarmac is playing an active part in tackling the issue holistically.
- Natural resources and the environment
We are committed to meeting the market demand for these essential materials in an efficient and sustainable way, responsibly managing the impacts of our operations on the environment and use natural resources in a responsible and efficient manner.
- People and communities
Our business is connected to people. We therefore have a responsibility for operating our business in an ethical and responsible manner, engaging with stakeholders and ensuring a safe environment for employees and local communities.
What is Sustainability?
The classic definition of sustainability or sustainable development is:
"meeting the needs to today, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".
Essentially, it’s about striking a careful and lasting balance between economic needs, environmental protection and social progress.
Dr Martyn Kenny, Tarmac's Head of Sustainability:
“As a society we face a number of key sustainability challenges. How Tarmac meets these current and emerging issues is a continually evolving process and I believe that we have made good progress in our understanding and response. However, we recognise that there is more to be done and our new Sustainability Framework will help us to identify key priorities and drive improvement."
See more on: www.tarmac.co.uk/sustainability