RMC Group plc have published their second UK Environment Report which highlights the progress made towards targets set for 2002. These include reducing CO2 emissions, increasing the percentage of recycled materials used in RMC products, and achieving ISO 14001 certification in 20% of the group's UK heavy building materials companies.
Good progress was made in a number of areas and the company have continued reporting a complete breakdown of energy consumption, expressed in terms of unit tonnes of CO2 equivalents for transparency and ease of comparison.
The report also highlights the group's achievements in biodiversity, sustainability and social responsibility. Last year, use of recycled materials increased by 10% and the heavy building materials companies reduced total waste per tonne of production by 2%; CO2 emissions fell by 0.4% per tonne of product output; the group restored 223ha of land; and the number of RMC companies involved in at least one educational or community/conservation project increased by 50%.
'This report reinforces our commitment to the environment and identifies the improvements in our environmental performance which will help us achieve our 2002 targets,' said Tim Pinder, RMC's UK environment manager.