environmental protection

  2013 2014
Aggregate sites with certified EMS
(96% of surveyed sites)
286 283
Cement sites with certified EMS
(100% of kiln and non kiln sites)
19 22

The proportion of industry sites covered by certified environmental management systems has continued to increase, reflecting high operational standards across the sector.

Between 1998 and 2013 the cement industry has recorded reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen and sulphur dioxide of 62.6 per cent and 81.4 per cent respectively, while dust emissions declined by 83.3 per cent per tonne cement manufactured.

To encourage our members to implement high standards of environmental management, including achieving certification to external standards, leading to the maintenance of our positive compliance record. We are also striving to better understand and reduce our environmental footprint.