Sustainability

Leading the way to a sustainable future for our business and the communities we operate in.


Our Commitment

We believe that a first-rate sustainability program isn’t the right way to do business, it’s the only way to do business. 

We invest considerably in reducing our environmental impact in a number of ways, such as incorporating recycled materials into our asphalt production, creating programs to support local communities, and adding to our growing roster of wildlife habitats on properties nationwide.

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Our Environmental Policy

  • Comply, at a minimum, with all applicable environmental legislation and continually improve our environmental stewardship
  • Optimize our use of energy and resources through efficiency gains and recycling
  • Ensure that our employees and contractors respect environmental responsibilities
  • Promote environmentally driven product and process innovation and new business opportunities
  • Proactively address the challenges and opportunities of climate change
  • Be good neighbors in the many communities in which we operate

Our 2030 Ambitions

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Safety

Our ambition is to have
a culture of safety and
wellness working towards
zero harm.

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Environment

Our ambition is to play
our part in addressing
climate change as
we strive for carbon
neutrality along the
cement and concrete
value chain by 2050.

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People

Our ambition is to be a
business where everyone
has the same opportunity
to develop and progress.

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Customers

Our ambition is to offer
more solutions that
contribute to a sustainable
built environment.

Here are some ways that we demonstrate our commitment to sustainability.

 

Porous Pavement

In keeping with its commitment to stay on the cutting edge, we install porous pavement, which allows rain to move through asphalt and into a rock layer placed below the pavement.

 

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Warm Mix Asphalt

Asphalt mixtures are critical infrastructure building materials. They consist of a blend of about 95 percent stone and sand, heated and bound together with bituminous asphalt.

Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) has been developed to lower the production and placement temperature of traditional Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). It reduces energy consumption and plant emissions and increases the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement.

 

 

 

warm mix ashalt tanks

 

Land Reclamation

Aggregate extraction is an interim land use. Depleted areas are reclaimed for a new land use that blends with and complements adjacent lands. Reclamation efforts include farmland, natural areas, and areas for residential, industrial and commercial development.

 

 

land reclamation

 

Habitat By Design

Biodiversity initiatives are focused on creating habitats that complement adjacent lands and enhance opportunities for attracting new native species.

This includes creating specific features for species of concern in our ecological programs. Projects include habitats for salamanders and amphibians, snakes, pollinators, migratory birds and turtles.

 

 

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