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.

red fox in quarry

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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Our ambition is to have a culture of safety and wellness working to eliminate serious harm.

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Our ambition is to address climate change as we strive for carbon neutrality along the cement and concrete value chain by 2050.

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

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Our ambition is to deliver innovative products and solutions to drive progress towards a resilient, net-zero 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.

 

porous pavement

 

 

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.

 

 

black swallow tail caterpillar