Milestone on road to environmental sustainability
LAFARGE Aggregates & Concrete UK will this week apply for the Carbon Trust Standard for all of their directly owned quarries, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete plants and depots.
The Carbon Trust Standard, which encourages good practice in carbon measurement, management and reduction, represents an important next step in Lafarge’s ongoing commitment to managing their businesses sustainably.
It also confirms that Lafarge A&C UK have genuinely taken active steps to reduce their carbon footprint and are committed to making further reductions year on year.
As part of the Standard’s assessment, Lafarge A&C UK will now be measured against three criteria – Carbon Footprint measurement, Carbon Management and Carbon Reduction Performance – and assessed independently.
Lafarge A&C UK say they have been developing innovative methods of measuring and actively managing their energy use and carbon footprint in preparation for achieving the Standard.
For example, the company has introduced a Display Energy Certificate scheme, similar to the scheme for white goods and homes, that measure and tracks energy use, and carbon emissions, at all its sites in an easy-to-understand way.
‘The application for Carbon Trust Standard is another milestone in our continuous drive towards operating our businesses in ever more environmentally sustainable ways,’ said Robert Whetstone, managing director – aggregates.
‘We are constantly looking at ways to reduce our environmental footprint by reducing energy use, using energy in smarter, more effective ways, reducing wasted energy and adopting more efficient or innovative technologies and processes that reduce the need for energy.’