Given the diversity of the sectors we represent and audiences with whom we engage, British Lime Association (BLA), MPA Cement and the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) publish separate sustainability reports. MPA The Concrete Centre publishes an annual Concrete Industry Sustainability Report.
The latest MPA sustainable development report shows that 2021 was a year of achievement for the industry.
Whether it’s putting into action the UK concrete and cement sector’s Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero or celebrating 50 years of successful quarry restoration and an unrivalled legacy of biodiversity gain, the new document outlines the sector’s commitment and tangible progress towards sustainable development.
The report features key industry achievements over the period, including the MPA-led world-first trials that proved cement can be made with net zero fuel by using hydrogen and biobased fuels.
Despite the challenges of 2020, BLA was glad to see lime manufacturing recognised as an essential industry, enabling ongoing production. Lime is an essential product for the proper functioning of drinking water and wastewater treatment plants and is vital for the treatment and sanitation of sludge from these operations. Lime is used to clean emissions from waste incinerators, energy from waste plants, and other large combustion plants. Lime is also used in the manufacture of primary materials (e.g. steel, plastics) that are used to produce other goods that were deemed critical to combating COVID-19.
The BMAPA publication sets out the latest sustainable development data (2020/21) for the marine aggregates industry across seven priority areas including resource use, climate change and energy, and the natural environment.
The MPA Cement 2019 Sustainable Development Report is based on data provided by MPA Cement's five member companies who together supplied 78% of the cement consumed in the UK in 2018.
This thirteenth annual report report presents the concrete industry’s sustainability performance in 2019. The data covers the manufacture of concrete and its constituent materials. The information is collected through survey responses from companies supplying an estimated 80% of concrete used in the UK.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.