Aggregate Industries report top marks on sustainability
AGGREGATE Industries are celebrating 10 years of sustainable business improvements with the launch of their latest sustainability report. The publication – ‘Ten Years, Ten Places’ – outlines the company’s operational performance on a broad range of sustainability issues, including energy consumption, product innovation and community work, since it was formed by the merger of Bardon and CAMAS in 1997.
The sustainability report is divided into four key sections – ‘Where We Work’, ‘The People Around Us’, ‘Where We Do Business’ and ‘The World Around Us’ – highlighting how Aggregate Industries have played a vital role in contributing to a more sustainable built environment, from biodiversity and pollution control to reduced waste and CO2 emissions.
Ten Years, Ten Places shows significant improvements in a number of key areas, including: a 21% increase in the reduction of process energy consumption per tonne of production; a 58% fall in community complaints; a 122% increase in total production between 1997 and 2007; and a 63% reduction in lost time injury frequency rate, which highlights the company’s commitment to further improving health and safety.
Commenting on the sustainability report, Bill Bolsover, group chief executive of Aggregate Industries, said: ‘Sustainability has become a boardroom issue as the impact of climate change and global warming continue to be at the forefront of the political and news agendas.
‘Over the last 10 years, we have adapted to a challenging and changing marketplace to become one of the leading companies in sustainability, not just in the building and construction industry, but across all business sectors in the UK – endorsed recently by featuring in the Top 50 Best Green Companies in the Sunday Times.’