|Performance and sustainability report 2013 |
Our report is built around five themes which underpin our sustainability policy and performance indicators.
Building materials are essential to a sustainable society. Most of our products have sustainable qualities - durability well in excess of 60 years, low or nil maintenance, heat and noise insulation and they can be recycled.
To safeguard valuable mineral reserves, we use secondary and recycled materials whenever it is economic and technically feasible. And we have programmes in place to reduce energy and water consumption and minimise waste. We provide safe and healthy working conditions for our employees and strive to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment and the communities in which we operate.
We have a comprehensive sustainability policy
in place, underpinned by a commitment to the principles of sustainable development. Click on the link in the left column to download the latest version.
In 2012 we produced a biodiversity and geodiversity strategy and action plan
with the support of Nature After Minerals, a partnership between the industry, Natural England and the RSPB. Click on the link in the left column to download a copy.