Mapping to GRI G4 Guidelines - 2020

Tarmac’s 2020 Sustainability Report is prepared in accordance with the GRI G4 Sustainability Guidelines at a core level. The table below lists the GRI - G4 reference indicators, gives a brief summary of the indicator requirement and provides a signpost as to where the information can be found in the report.

 

General Standard Disclosures Page ref / Comment / Omissions
Strategy & Analysis
G4-1 Statement from most senior decision maker Message from our Senior Vice President
Organisational profile
G4-3 Name of the organisation About us
G4-4 Primary brands, products and services About us
G4-5 Location of organisation's head office About us
G4-6 Countries of operation About us
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form About us
G4-8 Markets served About us
G4-9 Scale of organisation About us
G4-10 Employees by type, gender and region Gender breakdown by business unit

Materials: male 85%, female 15%
Cement and Lime: male 89%, female 9%
Contracting: male 91%, female 9%
Building Products: male 83%, female 17%
Central Functions: male 55%, female 45%

Permanent and temporary staff **fixed term included in temp**

Permanent: 99.3%
Temporary: 0.7%

Full- and part-time employees

Full time: 96.9%
Part time:3.1%

There are no significant or seasonal variations in Tarmac’s employee numbers. The work carried out by Tarmac is not performed by a substantial proportion of employees recognised as self-employed.
G4-11 Employees covered by bargaining agreements 10% of Tarmac employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

  G4-12

  Description of the supply chain
Sustainable supply chain
Tarmac has a supply chain of around 6,000 vendors procuring products, services and constituent materials. Of the products, services and materials we buy, 98% of our spend is with UK suppliers, with the majority of materials sourced through our own internal, vertical supply chain. The remaining <2% of our procurement is spent with suppliers outside of the UK.

Constituent materials include aggregates, cement, bitumen and mixtures. Services include plant maintenance, welding and construction services; products include energy (electricity, coal, gas and liquid fuels), heavy plant and construction equipment etc. All our products are certified as responsibly sourced to BES 6001 and constituent materials are traceable to source. Procurement category managers have aligned their procurement processes to ISO 20400:2017 Sustainable Procurement Standard.
G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period About us
Economic value
G4-14 Precautionary approach or principle Climate change
Environmental stewardship
Governance and ethics
G4-15 External charters Safety and health
Community involvement
Climate change
Environmental stewardship
Economic value
Sustainable supply chain
Sustainable construction
G4-16 Membership of associations A full list of company memberships can be requested by e-mailing sustainability@tarmac.com
General Standard Disclosures Page ref / Comment / Omissions
Identified material aspects and boundaries
G4-17 List of entities included in the organisations
financial statements
About our report
G4-18 Process for defining report content and aspect boundaries About our report
Our sustainability strategy
G4-19 financial statements Our sustainability strategy

PEOPLE: Health and safety, Our people, Community involvement
PLANET: Climate change, Environmental Stewardship, Resource efficiency
PERFORMANCE: Economic value and Governance and ethics
SOLUTIONS: Sustainable supply and Sustainable Construction
G4-20 Internal aspect boundaries See G4-19 above
G4-21 External aspect boundaries See G4-19 above
G4-22 Restatements of information None
G4-23 Scope or aspect boundary changes About us
Stakeholder engagement
G4-24 Stakeholder groups engaged Our sustainability strategy
G4-25 Basis for identification of stakeholders We identify our stakeholders based on the people and groups that we as a business affect and interact with during our business activities.
G4-26 Approach to stakeholder engagement Our sustainability strategy
Community Involvement
We engage with our stakeholders relevant to business need. We engage with our people, communities, customers and suppliers daily.
G4-27 Topics raised by stakeholders Message from our SVP’s
Message from our External Sustainability Panel
Health and safety
Our people
Community involvement
Sustainable supply chain
Sustainable construction
Report profile
G4-28 Reporting period About our report
G4-29 Date of most recent report About our report
G4-30 Reporting cycle About our report
G4-31 Contact point About our report
G4-32 GRI content index About our report
G4-33 External assurance This report did not receive external assurance although some of the data contained within has been subject to data verification by an independent third party.
  General   Standard Disclosures    Page ref /  Comment / Omissions
  Governance
  G4-34   Governance structure   Governance and ethics
  Ethics and Integrity
  G4-56   Values and code of
  conduct
Governance and ethics
CATEGORY Economic
Aspect: Economic performance
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Performance
Economic value
Our sustainability strategy
G4-EC1 Direct economic value
generated and distributed
About us
Economic value
Community involvement
G4-EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisations activities
due to climate change
Planet
Climate change
Sustainable construction
Aspect: Indirect economic impacts
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach   Performance
Economic value
Our sustainability strategy
Community involvement
G4-EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services Economic value
Community involvement
G4-EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts Performance
Economic value
Our sustainability strategy
Community involvement
Aspect: Procurement Practices
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable supply chain
G4-EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation Economic value
Sustainable supply chain
CATEGORY: Environmental
Aspect: Materials
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Climate change
Resource efficiency
Our sustainability strategy
G4-EN1 Materials used by weight or volume Resource efficiency
Total volume of materials from non-renewable source = 39.3 million tonnes (this figure includes primary aggregates, cement and lime)
Total volume of renewable materials during period = 7 million tonnes (this figure includes recycled construction demolition waste, use of recycled and secondary aggregates, e.g. recycled asphalt planning, slag aggregates and waste-derived fuels).
G4-EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials Climate change
Resource efficiency
The percentage of recycled materials in our products can vary between 0% to 100%. This is largely dependent on customer specification. We have set corporate targets to increase the percentage of recycled materials (as standard) to 20% in asphalt by 2020 (21% in 2020)
Aspect: Energy
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Climate change
Our sustainability strategy
G4-EN3 Energy consumption within the organisation Climate change
Energy use by source (GJ)
Energy use by source (GJ) Energy use by source (GJ) %
Coal 3,021,775 23.52%
Electricity 1,676,112 13.05%
Waste-derived fuel (WDF) 1,598,683 12.44%
Natural gas 3,392,534 26.41%
Gas oil 1,561,779 12.16%
Petcoke 332,127 2.59%
Processed fuel oil (PFO) 250,057 1.95%
Kerosene 107,277 0.84%
Marine diesel 281,020 2.19%
LPG 624,836 4.86%
Total 12,846,201 100%
G4-EN6 Reduction of energy consumption Climate change
Aspect: Water
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Resource efficiency
Our sustainability strategy
G4-EN8 Total water withdrawal by source Resource efficiency
G4-EN9 Water sources significantly affected by water withdrawal Resource efficiency
Water abstraction is a regulated process, governed by a licence granted by the relevant environmental regulator. Sustainability of the source is checked before granting the licence to abstract. There are no water bodies at risk from our operations or abstraction.
G4-EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused Resource efficiency
A significant percentage of the water abstracted is simply moved from one place to another and not used. We capture rainwater for recycling in ponds and lagoons on site and this accounts for approximately 8.5% of our overall water consumption.
Aspect: Biodiversity
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Environmental stewardship
Our sustainability strategy
G4-EN11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Environmental stewardship
We have 93 operational locations that are within or adjacent to (i.e. within 500m) areas that are sensitive sites or sites of high biodiversity subject to UK designated status. The sites are identified at a local level and are covered by site biodiversity management plans and planning permissions etc. Designated sites include: Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), National Parks, Special Protection Areas (SPAs), RAMSAR Sites, National Nature Reserves (NNRs), Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
G4-EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in
protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.
Environmental stewardship
G4-EN13 Habitats protected or restored Environmental stewardship
Aspect: Emissions
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Climate changes
Resource efficiency
Our sustainability targets
G4-EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) Climate change
Scope 1 emissions: 2.04 m tonnes CO2e (77%)
Direct emissions that arise from our use of fuel and process emissions. The chosen baseline year for emissions data is 1990.
G4-EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2) Climate change
Scope 2 emissions: 109,000 tonnesCO2e (4%)
The chosen baseline year for emissions data is 1990.
G4-EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3) Climate change
Scope 3 emissions: 497,000 tonnesCO2e (19%)
The chosen baseline year for emissions data is 1990.
G4-EN18 Greenhouse gas emission intensity Climate change
G4-EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions Climate change
24% reduction in CO2e per tonne of product compared to 1990 baseline. This reduction includes direct and indirect emissions.
G4-EN21 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions Environmental stewardship.
Data in this section includes particulate process emissions from cement and lime production – no volatile organic compounds. The other parts of our business are governed by local authority environmental permits with strict limits for dust emissions only.
Aspect: Effluent and waste
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Resource efficiency
Our sustainability strategy
G4-EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method Resource efficiency
Waste disposal figures are provided by site staff. The method of disposal is determined by the location of the site and opportunities for recycling in the area etc. Much of our waste is recycled back into the products we manufacture. We are also working with our waste management contractors to look at ways to achieve our zero waste to landfill commitment.

General Standard Disclosures Page ref / Comment / Omissions
Aspect: Products and services
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Solutions
Our Sustainability strategy
Sustainable construction
G4-EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services Sustainable construction
G4-EN28 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category Resource efficiency
Aspect: Compliance
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Governance and ethics
G4-EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations There were no fines or prosecutions during the reporting period.
Aspect: Supplier environmental assessment
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable supply chain
We have a CRH Business Code of Conduct and a Supplier Code of Conduct which aim to promote ‘fair trading’. All products and services required by the business are tendered openly and suppliers are required to meet specific performance requirements, e.g. safety and health, and environmental. Tenders are managed by a Category Manager who holds regular meetings with the supplier during the contract period. We are a partner of the supply chain sustainability school which promotes sustainable business practices within the UK construction sector. As part of our transition to ISO 20400 a ‘heat map’ exercise (risk assessment) is carried out on all product categories. This process helps to identify potential negative impacts. Negative impacts are considered as part of the decision to award contracts and are discussed with suppliers as part of the supplier relationship management process. Once a contract is awarded the Category Manager reviews performance (including feedback from the site team) at regular intervals, and meets with the supplier to discuss these. For potential negative issues, an improvement plan will be developed and reviewed at the next meeting with the Category Manager. Failure to make improvements or meet Tarmac requirements, including those in our Code of Conduct, may result in the contract being terminated – this will be at the discretion of the Category Manager in discussion with the Director of Procurement. In 2019, 98% of our supply chain spend was with local suppliers in the UK.
G4-EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Sustainable supply chain
All suppliers must complete our vendor questionnaire which includes environment, safety and health and quality questions.
CATEGORY: SOCIAL
SUB CATEGORY: LABOUR PRACTICES AND DECENT WORK
Aspect: Employment
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Our People
Sustainability strategy
G4-LA2 Benefits provided to full time employees hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region. All employees have access to the same types of employee benefit
Aspect: Labour / Management relations
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Our People
Sustainability strategy
G4-LA4 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements The minimum notice period regarding operational changes is the UK statutory consultation period of 90 days.
Aspect: Occupational health and safety
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Health and safety
Sustainability strategy
G4-LA8 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions There are no formal agreements with trade unions above or beyond UK statutory law.
Aspect: Diversity and equal opportunity
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Our People
Sustainability strategy
G4-LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity. Our People

Tarmac Executive Committee

Total number: 12

Gender profile: 8.3% female / 91.7% male

Age profile of workforce

<30 Total: 1,256 (Materials 463, Contracting 358, Cement 75, Lime 50, Building products 230, Functions 80)

30-39 Total: 1,753 (Materials 627, Contracting 522, Cement 175, Lime 57, Building products 216, Functions 156)

40-49 Total: 1,724 (Materials 602, Contracting 539, Cement 153, Lime 54, Building products 204, Functions 172)

50-59 Total: 2,278 (Materials 815, Contracting 770, Cement 200, Lime 78, Building products 267, Functions 148)

60+ Total: 976 (Materials 402, Contracting 315, Cement 93, Lime 34, Building products 75, Functions 57)

Gender profile of workforce

Materials: male 85%, female 15%

Cement and Lime: male 89%, female 9%
Contracting: male 91%, female 9%

Building Products: male 83%, female 17%

Central Functions: male 55%, female 45%
General Standard Disclosures Page ref / Comment / Omissions
Aspect: Supplier assessment for labour practices
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable supply chain
G4-LA14 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labour practice criteria Sustainable supply chain
All suppliers must complete our vendor questionnaire which includes environment, safety and health and quality questions.
Aspect: Supplier human rights assessment
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable supply chain
G4-HR10 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria Sustainable supply chain
SUB CATEGORY: SOCIETY
Aspect: Local communities
G4-DMA
Disclosure on management approach Community involvement
Our sustainability strategy
G4-SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented community engagement impact assessments and development programmes Community involvement
Aspect: Anti corruption
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Governance and ethics
G4-SO4 Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures Governance and ethics
G4-SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken No incidents of corruption reported during the 2020 period.
Aspect: Anti competitive behaviour
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach
Governance and ethics
G4-SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti competitive behaviour, antitrust and monopoly practices and their outcomes
There were no legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, or monopoly practices during the 2020 reporting period.
Aspect: Supplier assessment for impacts on society
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable supply chain
G4-SO9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society
Sustainable supply chain
All suppliers must complete a vendor questionnaire which includes, health and safety, environment and quality questions.
SUB CATEGORY: PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY
Aspect: Customer Health and safety
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable construction
G4-PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes
There were no known incidents of non-compliance concerning the safety and health impacts of our products and services during their life cycle.
Aspect: Product and service labelling
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable construction
G4-PR3 Type of product and service information required by the organisations procedures for product and service information and labelling and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements
Information about the type of product and service information that is required by our procedures is covered by our material safety data sheets found here: Material Safety Data sheets
G4-PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labelling, by type of outcomes
There were no incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labelling.
Aspect: Compliance
G4-DMA Disclosure on management approach Sustainable construction
G4-PR9 Monetary value of significant fines or non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services
There were no incidents of non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.