PAS 2080 certification for Aggregate Industries
Company verified as first construction materials supplier to meet whole-life carbon-emissions standard
AGGREGATE Industries have become the first construction materials supplier to achieve PAS 2080 verification after demonstrating its ongoing commitment to supplying low-carbon solutions to infrastructure projects.
Representing a major milestone for the firm, Aggregate Industries had to undergo a rigorous, independent audit process by the BSI to be certified as the first supplier in the sector that can ensure delivery of infrastructure projects meets the PAS 2080 standard.
As the world’s first specification for managing whole-life carbon in infrastructure, PAS 2080 has been developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and requires firms to show continuous improvement in reducing whole-life carbon emissions across the entirety of their operations and supply chain.
As such, the verification serves as formal recognition of Aggregate Industries’ commitment to managing their operations in a responsible, sustainable way as they continue to make a positive contribution to the built environment for future generations.
Paul McCaffrey, sustainable products manager at Aggregate Industries, said: ‘We’re delighted to achieve this verification as it’s an important demonstration of our continuing commitment to helping our clients minimize carbon emissions in the infrastructure supply chain.
‘We can help designers at Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) stage to design lower-carbon solutions. Our management systems (ISO 14001 and 50001) ensure consistent and reliable data collection, allowing our carbon managers to report embodied CO2 to other members of the value chain.
‘Baseline data made available to the value chain allow carbon targets to be set at the design phase and for performance to be monitored against these targets during project delivery. This will result in infrastructure with lower embodied carbon.’
Donna Hunt, head of sustainability at Aggregate Industries, said: ‘With infrastructure still accounting for over half of the UK’s carbon emissions, creating a more sustainable built environment requires strong leadership in carbon management, early supplier engagement and a real commitment across the value chain to reducing embodied carbon.
‘We are proud to say Aggregate Industries are PAS 2080 verified and ready to help the industry meet the carbon challenge.’