Enhance the environment for future generations
We are committed to outstanding environmental performance, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, optimising the use of resources and making a net positive contribution to biodiversity.
“Our products, services and solutions are needed to build and maintain the homes, schools, workplaces, transport and the utility services we rely on. It is important we meet this demand in a responsible way, helping to tackle climate change, using resources efficiently and making a positive contribution though the stewardship of our sites.” Act, Tarmac’s sustainability strategy (2021)
The impact of climate change and the transition to a zero-carbon society are arguably the most important challenges for our generation. The construction sector accounts for over 40% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and has a pivotal role to play. We are providing materials, products and services to help tackle the sustainability challenges faced by the built environment. As society embarks on its journey to net zero emissions, we are fully committed to playing our part in delivering zero carbon along our value chains to support the UK’s net zero target.
The natural environment is one of the UK’s most valuable assets and helps to define us as a nation. We rely on our blue and green spaces for food, water and the air we breathe. A healthy environment is vital for our mental and physical wellbeing, economic prosperity and communities. With thousands of acres of land under our stewardship, we recognise our duty to manage these assets responsibly and to enable positive outcomes for our business, the community and future generations. Providing a net positive legacy by enriching biodiversity, is enshrined within our commitment to enhance the environment for future generations.
Tarmac has an important role to play in meeting society’s need for homes, schools, hospitals, workplaces, transport infrastructure, clean water, sanitation and clean energy, while ensuring that resources are used in the most efficient and sustainable way.
35% reduction in CO2 in 2022
against a 1990 baseline,per tonne of product
19,951 trees planted
Over 7 million tonnes
of waste and secondary materials from other sectors as raw materials or fuels