People and communities
Tarmac is a major organisation and our business is connected to communities and people in lots of ways. Whether it is employees or potential employees, customers, contractors, or our direct neighbours and the wider local community, we want to have positive relationships. This means being ethical and honest, and carrying out our business in a safe way.
Safety of our employees and our surrounding communities is of the utmost importance to Tarmac and as such we ensure a culture of safety is embedded throughout our organisation.
So why are people and communities such an important part of Tarmac’s business and its approach to sustainability? For us, it’s because the way we act and the relationships we have with the people around us are critical to our success. The people within our organisation can and do make a positive contribution to these relationships and as a company, we can also bring positive benefits to our neighbours and the wider community.
Health and Safety
The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and all visitors is our top priority. Our culture is based on continuous improvement and we aim for zero harm.
Being a responsible and ethical business
Understanding, straightforward, reponsive and reliable in our dealings with our employees, stakeholders and communities.
It’s important that we try to communicate clearly, openly and honestly with all our stakeholders.
Working with communities
We try to be a good neighbour, contributing to the communities in which we work not just as an employer, but supporting local projects and making a positive difference.
Read more on how Tarmac works with Schools and Education.
People the cornerstone of Tarmac’s business and are central to our success. We try to offer a supportive and safe working environment to enable our employees and our business fulfil their shared potential. See more in Careers and Working at Tarmac.
Did you know?
- Tarmac had the lowest Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (0.41), since 2000, in 2009.
- 100% of our significant UK operations operate community-based engagement programmes (CEPs)
- 100% of employees have an annual appraisal, which includes opportunity for dialogue and discussion about individual performance and career opportunities.
- 2,10,472 trees were planted by Tarmac at restored sites and various community projects (in 2009).
- Tarmac works in conjunction with the communities around its quarries to ensure good relationships. MPA has reported that, it can take ten years or more to achieve planning permission for a new mineral site. This excludes time to have a site allocated in local development plans and gaining consent from the Environment Agency. (Source: Mineral Products Association, 2010)
Read more in the
Sustainability report microsite