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Mineral Products Association - The trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries
MPA CHARTER THE Mineral Products Industry at a Glance Brexit Briefing Cycle Safe
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MPA has developed a new Charter for its producer members, founded on a new vision for 2025. The Charter will be the vehicle for achieving the new vision by 'Driving Change, Raising Standards and Improving Perceptions'.
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To find out key facts about the mineral products industry read our latest 2016 document.
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You can also download the full workbook. View Excel Workbook→.

MPA has issued an updated Brexit briefing, 'Brexit priorities for the Mineral Products industry', outlining the key points that the Government should register as it begins the process of withdrawing the UK from the European Union.
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Promoting Vulnerable Road User Safety and Minimising Risk.
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FIFTH Annual Mineral Planning Survey (AMPS5) STAY SAFE Quarries & nature zone THE UK Mineral Extraction Industry REPORT
MPA has published its fifth Annual Mineral Planning Survey (AMPS 2016) which covers the period to the end of 2015. It is based upon data for the whole of Great Britain provided in confidence by MPA members.
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Supporting the UK Drowning Prevention Strategy, Stay Safe 2017 focuses on the dangers of swimming in open water in quarries, lakes, rivers, reservoirs and canals. View our 'Stay Safe...Stay Out' safety leaflet. View PDF →

Showcasing some of the best examples of quarry restoration and wildlife conservation anywhere in Europe. View the winners of the MPA Restoration Awards, MPA Biodiversity Awards in association with Natural England and Quarry Nature photo competition.
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The new report prepared by MPA on behalf of the CBI Minerals Group shows how critical the UK mineral extraction industry, particularly the non-energy sector, is to the economy.
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As a trade association, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) is not required to sign the UK Lobbying Register. However, the MPA routinely and regularly engages with a wide range of stakeholders, including but not limited to; Members of Parliament, Government Ministers, other trade associations including those at European level, non-Governmental organisations, community groups and other specialist organisations. The MPA also provides the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mining and Quarrying and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Highways. The MPA is registered on the European Union Register, identification number: 570960214458-53

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The Mineral Products Association website includes information on the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, agricultural lime, industrial lime, mortar and silica sand industries. Our members provide essential materials and sustainable solutions from production to consumption.

Through the web, we aim to give you a wider understanding of our fascinating and vital industry. The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for companies involved in supplying crushed rock and sand and gravel from land-based and marine sources (marine aggregates), agricultural lime and industrial lime, asphalt, cement, concrete, including ready-mixed concrete, dimension stone, mortar, silica sand, slag, recycled aggregates and construction and quarry plant.

You will also find key information on sustainable development, health & safety, employment, careers in quarrying, competence, community relations, resource conservation, environmental protection, quarry restoration, quarry plant, sustainable products, stakeholder accountability, carbon management, the quarrying industry, transport, heritage, biodiversity and geodiversity.

With the addition of The British Precast Concrete Federation (BPCF) and the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR), MPA has a growing membership of 480 companies and is the sectoral voice for mineral products. MPA membership is made up of the vast majority of independent SME quarrying companies throughout the UK, as well as the 9 majors international and global companies. It covers 100% of GB cement production, 90% of aggregates production, 95% of asphalt and over 70% of ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete production. Each year the industry supplies £21 billion worth of materials and services to the Economy and is the largest supplier to the construction industry, which has annual output valued at £135billion. Industry production represents the largest materials flow in the UK economy and is also one of the largest manufacturing sectors.

Visit our specific careers area or our youth zone, which includes the Virtual Quarry website, or browse through a variety of video resources in the Cinema area, including our Cycle Safe and Stay Safe...Stay Out of Quarries campaigns.

Did you know, for example, that each person in the UK uses four tonnes of aggregates each year? Or that the mineral products industry has planted over two million trees in recent years?

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