2013 highlights

  • MPA Cement is the first national cement association to produce a 2050 greenhouse gas strategy
  • Industry volumes decline by an average of 10% in 2012, with some recovery during 2013
  • MPA launches the first stage of a National Nature Park comprising sites with public access and significant biodiversity and nature conservation value
  • The mineral products industry continues to lead the way in Responsible Sourcing certification
  • 29% of aggregates supply is from recycles and secondary sources, three times higher than the European average
  • MPA produces for the first time quantified data on the creation of 4,666ha of priority habitats by the industry
  • MPA hosts the first summit on improving public safety at former quarries and 40 organisations participate
  • MPA implements a policy to improve vulnerable road user and cyclist safety through specific driver training and the fitting of additional delivery vehicle safety equipment
  • Independent research finds that the mineral products industry has a turnover of £9 billion, GVA of £4 billion and supplies industries with a combined turnover of £400 billion
  • Resource Efficiency Action Plans are published covering the pre cast concrete and ready-mixed concrete industries
  • MPA Asphalt, the Refined Bitumen Association and Highways Agency jointly commission research on reduced emission asphalts
  • 40% of fuel used for cement manufacture comes from waste-derived sources