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Aggregate Industries’ Journey to Net Zero

Kirstin McCarthy, sustainability director at Aggregate Industries
Kirstin McCarthy, sustainability director at Aggregate Industries

Company continues its sustainability journey with launch of ambitious net-zero strategy

FOLLOWING the launch of Aggregate Industries’ sustainability strategy, Building Progress for a Sustainable Future, which sets out the company’s vision to become the UK leader of innovative and sustainable building solutions and its ambition to embed sustainability in the future of construction, the company has today published its ambitious journey to net zero strategy.

Our Journey to Net Zero’ outlines what Aggregate Industries are doing today and what they intend to do in the future to decarbonize their operations across the business at pace and achieve net zero before 2050.

 

It identifies five workstreams that will accelerate the journey towards net zero and provides clear and deliverable actions and commitments for each of Aggregate Industries’ divisions to achieve by 2025. It then captures a series of long-term commitments that go beyond 2025 that form a long-term process of change.

These include:

  • Reduce unblended gas oil usage by more than 90% by 2035

  • Increase the use of low-carbon fuels and hydrogen to more than 50% of fuel mix by 2035

  • Use more than 2,000 low-carbon trucks, such as electric or hydrogen, within the fleet network by 2040

  • Produce more than 20GWh of clean energy per year from on-site renewable power generation by 2035

  • Begin to capture and permanently store CO2 from the business’ Cauldon cement plant by 2030.

Kirstin McCarthy (pictured), sustainability director at Aggregate Industries, said: ‘We are on a journey to become a net-zero business before 2050 and, whilst we have made significant progress to date, there is still much to do to meet our targets and ambitions.

‘Our Journey to Net Zero outlines our responsibilities to reduce our carbon footprint as a business and pledges our commitments to support achieving a sustainable future for our communities, our industry and for the world through tangible and science-based targets. It is intrinsically linked to our sustainability strategy, and will accelerate our transition to net zero, with clear milestones and measurable results along the way.

‘We are already leading the way in decarbonizing the construction industry through innovation and technical excellence. In the last 12 months, we have launched the industry’s first fully customizable carbon reporting tool, Your Carbon Report, introduced a number of low-carbon products across our divisions, including ECOPlanet, the world’s broadest range of low-carbon cement, and the award winning low-carbon green concrete ECOPact Prime AS.

‘The actions we have identified up to 2025 and beyond are part of a long-term process of change that will ultimately transform our business and deliver the net-zero future we strive for.’

 

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