About our Report

Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building products, construction services and solutions business. Our innovative products, services and solutions help to deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the economy today and create a more sustainable built environment to support the future prosperity of the UK economy.

This report is the first since our new Sustainability Strategy, ACT. The strategy sets out the third phase of our sustainability journey, covering the next ten years and beyond. This report looks at improving sustainability for our business, our customers and communities by continually improving environmental, social and economic performance throughout the whole life cycle of our products, services and solutions.

Changes to our business in 2021

Throughout 2021 we continued to face challenges due to COVID-19, however we still maintained our focus on sustainability and business growth. For example, we signed a 25-year agreement with Forth Ports to create the UK’s largest construction materials terminal at Tilbury2. The facility is a purpose-built aggregate processing and manufacturing facility, strategically located to serve London and the South East, with multimodal connectivity. We also continued to invest in our people with the opening of a new Occupational Health Facility at our National Skills and Safety Park in Nottinghamshire.

Our report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). View the GRI Index.

It focuses on the issues that we consider to be material to our business as identified in our sustainability strategy.

What’s in and what’s not

The data in this report covers the period January 2021 to December 2021, unless otherwise stated, and applies to the following companies which are wholly owned or which we have overall control:

Tarmac Cement and Lime Limited
Tarmac Aggregates Limited
Tarmac Trading Limited
Tarmac Building Products Limited
Tarmac Marine Limited
Sapphire Energy Recovery Limited
Cambrian Stone
C&H Quickmix
East Coast Slag
National Road Planing
JB Riney Alun

Data for the following businesses in which Tarmac has a joint venture or partnership interest are not included in this report:

Celtic Ash Limited
GRS Bagging Limited
GRS Roadstone Limited
Hepplewhite Quarries and Plant Hire Limited
Isle of Wight Aggregates Limited
Newhaven Roadstone Limited
North Tyne Roadstone Limited
Northampton Aggregates Limited
Precast Cellular Structures Limited
ProAsh Limited
RH Roadstone Limited
Tarmac Churngold Recycled Aggregates Limited
Tendley Quarries Limited
Walsh Construction (Malvern) Limited
West Lothian Recycling Limited