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.
MPA's Sustainable Development Report 2020 covers a range of data from 2019/20 and is aligned with MPA’s seven main strategic priorities and the corresponding objectives and targets. Despite challenging circumstances, the report outlines improvements across the mineral products sector.
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 Sustainable Development report which presents marine aggregate market and performance data from 2018, details the contribution of marine sand and gravel resources to the overall demand for construction aggregate across England and Wales. The slight increases in landings reported for marine supplies alongside the majority of other sources of construction aggregate, coincide with low levels of growth reported across the economy as a whole.
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.
MPA The Concrete Centre's twelfth annual report report presents the concrete industry’s sustainability performance in 2018. 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.