Doing the right thing is the right thing to do
Our view is that sustainability is all about meeting the needs of today, without adversely impacting on the needs of tomorrow. We can apply this philosophy across a wide range of areas that influence our business such as the environment society and the economy.
We aim to minimise the use of resources, and energy, every day. Careful dispatching of loads, the reuse of returned concrete (when possible), modern plants and a very efficient fleet all contribute to producing the best product with the least environmental impact possible.
We also recycle returned concrete as concrete blocks, or put the concrete through recyclers to recover the aggregates.
As part of our commitment to on-going sustainable practice we have applied for and have been granted Ministry for the Environment funding to convert three plants so they can use crushed glass as a sand replacement material. This funding comes from the Waste Minimisation Levy.
READY Eco-Glass is now available in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Wanaka, Cromwell and Invercargill.
We continue to be mindful that the work we do could have a negative impact on the environment if we do not operate in an efficient manner. To this end we continue to monitor sites and carry out regular audits to ensure all sites are compliant and are meeting all resource consent conditions.
The majority of our concrete plants recycle waste water and use it for washing down yards and as mix water for concrete production.
We continue to make large investments in modern plant and equipment which are designed to have reduced impacts on the environment through fewer emissions to the atmosphere, and to be more energy efficient.