Aggregate Industries launches 2030 sustainability strategy

Aggregate Industries launches 2030 sustainability strategy

Aggregate Industries has launched its sustainability strategy – ‘Building Progress for a Sustainable Future’.

Building on progress made by the building materials supplier to date the strategy brings together former management plans and policies into a more holistic and ambitious strategy set to transform the business to 2030.

The blueprint focuses on five key pillars that are aligned to its business operations: climate, people and communities, nature and environment, circular economy and sustainable solutions.

Kirstin McCarthy, Sustainability Director at Aggregate Industries, who led the business’ sustainability review, explained: “We need to transform our business and we have already made progress. Over the last 12 months we have delivered the UK’s first carbon neutral road scheme, invested over £13m in an alternative fuels recycling plant to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 30,000 tonnes, recycled close to 1 million tonnes of asphalt planings, and sold enough ECOPact low carbon concrete to save CO2 over 142,000 tonnes.

“However, it’s important to recognise that while we have our own journey to go on, the issues facing our planet are truly global. That’s why we have structured our strategy around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as key UK policy and industry standards.  We are putting our effort into the areas where we can make a material difference for our people and the planet. Our priorities are to reduce our impact on the climate, protect and enhance nature and the environment, drive the transition to a circular economy and protect and support our people and communities. We have created robust goals and measurable key performance indicators for each one of these pillars. We also recognise that this strategy will evolve, which is why we’re committing to reviewing and reporting on our progress annually.”

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