We have a responsibility to ensure strong environmental management to drive continuous improvement and reduce our potential impacts. By mitigating against our potential impacts on the environment, we are helping to preserve the natural resources we depend on.

We focus on harnessing sustained value from our environmental strategies in all areas of our business. Our environmental risks and opportunities vary across our diverse activities. Our greatest challenges lie in our heavyside activities, which include our cement, lime and quarrying activities from which we extract our raw materials. To ensure a consistent approach, we apply our Environmental Policy across all our operating companies.

Case Studies

Integrated Constructed Wetland at Roadstone

In 2018, Roadstone, part of our Europe Materials Division, developed an Integrated Constructed Wetland (ICW) at its Belgard Quarry location, as a means of treating the quarry’s drainage waters.

Construction of the wetland, consisting of two treatment cells, was completed mid-year 2017, with the planted vegetation fully established by mid-2018, transforming the available land from a disused state to a highly aesthetic and diverse habitat for local wildlife.

Integrated Constructed Wetland (ICW), Belgard Quarry, Dublin, Ireland

Increasing the efficiency of sustainable buildings

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, part of our Global Building Products Division, is committed to creating products that not only satisfy LEED® but our own sustainability standards also. This is achieved by reducing energy consumption and solar heat gain in its products. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is proud to be part of numerous prominent LEED® projects such as the Avalon North Station apartment complex, one of the tallest buildings in Boston, US, which achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) silver certification.

Avalon North Station apartment complex, Boston, US

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