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SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION 2013 2014
Aggregates production (primary) GB 143m t 159m t
Recycled/secondary materials GB 55m t 61m t
Asphalt sales GB 18.9m t 20.6m t
Ready-mixed concrete sales GB 15.9m cu m 16.4m cu m
Cement - domestic sales GB 8.3m t 9.0m t
Cementitious materials GB 11.5m t 12.4m t
Per capita production aggregates (GB, incl primary and recycling) 3.2 t 3.5 t
Per capita production cement (GB) 132kg 143kg
Aggregate sites with certified EMS
(96% of surveyed sites)
286 283
Cement sites with certified EMS (100% of sites) 19 22

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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY 2013 2014
CO2 emissions directly from cement production (kg/CO2 per tonne) 694 679
CO2 emissions from crushed rock (kg/CO2 per tonne) 3.7 3.8
CO2 emissions from sand and gravel - land won (kg/CO2 per tonne) 3.9 3.5
CO2 emissions from asphalt* production (kg/CO2 per tonne) 27.4 33.9
CO2 emissions from ready-mixed concrete* prod(kg/CO2 per tonne) 1.0 0.8
Share of sales moved by rail (11.6% of GB primary aggregates sold) 13.6m t 18.5m t
Share of sales moved by rail (cement) 16.9% 20.4%
Average road delivery distance (aggregates) 49.9km 51.5km
Average road volume/load (aggregates) 22.0t 22.7t
Marine dredged aggregates landings for construction use (7.4% of aggregates sold) 10.5m t 11.7m t

*Emission figures for RMC and Asphalt are for the production process only, and do not represent the total embodied emissions.

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NATURAL RESOURCES & ENHANCING THE ENVIRONMENT 2013 2014
Trees planted 92,156 46,846
Hedgerows planted 3.03km 5.5km
Waste recovered as raw materials and fuels by cement industry at kiln sites (t) 1,452,553 t 1,612,584 t
Archaeology - land investigated pre-planning permission 402ha 331ha
Archaeology - land investigated post-planning permission 321ha 183ha
Proportion of UK land area being quarried (aggregates) 0.10% 0.10%
Ratio of land restored to land prepared for quarrying 1:0.9 1:1.4
Area of seabed dredged 98.7km² 85.7km²

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CREATING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES 2013 2014
Lost time incidents frequency rate for direct employees, all MPA activities (LTIs per million hours worked) 5.13 3.25
Employment - direct employees of MPA member companies (excluding cement and precast) 19,940 22,021
Employment - direct employees of MPA cement members 2,584 2,517
Number of recorded complaints (aggregates & associated sectors) 269 419
Liaison Groups (84% of aggregate quarries surveyed) 148 246
Liaison group meetings (cement) 39 26
Recorded visitors to aggregates sites 27,598 23,650
Recorded visitors to cement kiln sites 1,767 6,642

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