Tarmac | Committing to Sustainability as Newest Member of Greener Highways
Tarmac, a leading construction materials, road contracting and building products business has showcased its commitment to sustainability by becoming a member of Greener Highways, joining the collaborative charge towards net zero.
Greener Highways is a membership organisation set up to unite a sector in the battle against the ongoing climate crisis. It aims to aid with the education and implementation of sustainable initiatives, products, services and operations across the highways sector.
In order to achieve this, Greener Highways will showcase the contributions of its members towards a cleaner, greener future. Greener Highways aims to tackle the climate emergency together by looking at areas such as energy, transport, wildlife and waste, with further aim to build best practice relationships between businesses to encourage faster changes towards long-term sustainability.
As part of a huge highways community, Greener Highways sees the environmental impact of the sectors business activities and realise that companies need to address increasingly serious environmental problems such as climate change, resource depletion, carbon footprints, and pollution.
Tarmac has opted for Greener Highways membership as it shares the mission and aims of the organisation. The business believes in a cleaner, greener future in an industry that can make a monumental difference with its carbon reduction.
Tarmac is a leader in the field of supplying sustainable construction materials comprising of aggregates, asphalt, cement, lime, concrete, road contracting, building products and recycling services.
The world is changing, and it is widely recognised by UK Government and the construction sector that environmental and social considerations will transform our future – what we build, what we build it with and how we build it. Sustainability is essential for the prosperity and well-being of society, our customers, the communities in which we operate and the long-term success of our business.
As a leader in the UK construction sector, Tarmac recognises the important role it has in enabling the transition to a sustainable, resilient built environment, the benefits this will bring to society and the opportunities for its business.
To support this transition, Tarmac has launched a new 2030 Sustainability Strategy to improve its business in a sustainable and responsible way and aid in the transition to a net zero built environment. This strategy takes a whole life approach; embedding sustainability into everything it does. From the goods it purchases, its operations and logistics but also the performance of its products in use and their reuse and recycling at the end of their life.
To guide them on the journey, Tarmac established an External Sustainability Panel to provide expert advice. By working with the Panel and other stakeholders, Tarmac has identified the key sustainability priorities for its business. It has set itself challenging commitments which take Tarmac beyond incremental improvements to business transforming solutions.
Emma Hines, Senior Manager – Sustainable Construction told us:
“The transition to a net zero society is one of the most important challenges for our generation and is a key focus of our work at Tarmac. As an industry we can work together to reduce our carbon emissions through the use of new and improved strategies, processes and materials that will drive us all forward towards the target of net zero. The collaborative and sustainable initiatives of Greener Highways align closely with this approach to build a culture of cross industry best practice to achieve long term sustainable outcomes.”
To become a member of Greener Highways, please visit www.greenerhighways.co.uk