Sustainability is embedded at the heart of our business, from our vision to our values and strategy. It guides our actions and the way we work. Sustainability matters because it is central to our collective long-term future. Not just for the financial success of Tarmac, but also for the communities in which we work and the environment upon which we all rely. It influences how we work at every level of our business.
We are committed to managing our operations in a responsible, sustainable way and to develop innovative products, services and solutions to support our customers’ drive for more sustainable construction. By working closely with our customers we can reduce the environmental footprint of projects and deliver a more sustainable built environment.
We take a ‘whole life’ approach, addressing not only the extraction, manufacture and transport of our products but also consider their sustainable performance in use and opportunities for reuse and recycling at end of life. We use management systems certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 across our operations to continuously improve social, economic and environmental performance. Our commitment to support our customers and provide sustainable solutions is further demonstrated by certification across our product range to BES 6001, the framework standard for Responsible Sourcing and the Achilles Building Confidence scheme.
Our sustainability strategy confirms our key priorities, commitments and targets to drive continuous environmental improvement and embed sustainable practices throughout our business. Our four priority areas are People, Planet, Performance and Solutions.
As a leading business in the UK manufacturing and construction materials sector, we continue to play a central role in supporting delivery of more sustainable social and economic infrastructure, and doing so in way that creates value for customers, employees, communities and the environment.
You can read about our approach and how we are rising to the challenge in our latest Sustainability Report.