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Tarmac becomes net user of waste

18 Aug 11 Sustainability initiatives at Tarmac have turned it from a company that produces waste into a net user of waste.

Tarmac’s 2010/11 Sustainability Report highlights progress made against its sustainability framework targets over the past year. 

Since 2004, the quarrying and materials company has reduced specific energy consumption by 15%, cut specific CO2 emissions by 11%, delivered a 92% reduction in waste sent to licensed disposal and is now a net user of waste. It has also achieved a 28% reduction since 2004 in potable water used per unit of concrete and mortar production.

Tarmac has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its carbon-cutting efforts, and all its products are certified as ‘very good’ against BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products.

Tarmac director of sustainability Dr Martyn Kenny said:  “Our new report highlights the progress that we’re making against our commitments and demonstrates that sustainability is even more deeply embedded within our business strategy and culture. The steps we’re taking to further cut carbon and energy use, supply responsibly sourced products, reduce waste, and run an even safer business are delivering tangible benefits to Tarmac and our customers.”

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