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Top environmental award for UK concrete

THE UK concrete industry’s ‘Sustainable Concrete Strategy’ has won the prestigious 2010 Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards for Environmental Initiative. The awards recognize and celebrate best practice and reward the achievement of trade associations from all industry sectors.

The Sustainable Concrete Strategy was developed and implemented by key trade associations and companies within the concrete sector, committing them to a common vision whereby, by 2012, the UK concrete sector will be recognized as the leader in delivering sustainable construction.

‘The Sustainable Concrete Strategy demonstrates the industry’s commitment to transparency and continual improvement,’ said Andrew Spencer, chairman of the Sustainable Concrete Forum. ‘These are not vague promises but a real commitment to action. The success of the Strategy at the TAF Best Practice Awards is welcome recognition of the achievement of all those involved who have helped not only to bring forward the vision, but to ensure that the vision becomes a reality.’

The Strategy’s first report was published last year and provided key industry data across 14 performance indicators against which the concrete industry has committed to be benchmarked against and to improve upon.

The submission to this year’s TAF Awards was made jointly by the Mineral Products Association and British Precast on behalf of the Sustainable Concrete Forum. ‘It is thanks to the commitment and collaboration of the sector trade associations, and their members, that this momentous strategy has been made possible,’ said Mr Spencer.


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