Charter urges precast concrete firms to go beyond legislation and make products and processes more sustainable

The British Precast Concrete Federation has launched a charter to encourage member companies to go beyond legislation in making their products and operations more sustainable.

The sustainability charter outlines a series of principles that companies who sign the charter must commit to. These include using energy more efficiently and reducing carbon footprint, using primary materials more efficiently and promoting the use of secondary materials and to use water more efficiently and minimise demand on the mains water supply.

Martin Clarke, chief executive of British Precast said. “We encourage all our members to sign up but at the same time advise that it is a serious decision needing full commitment to achieve the objectives”.

Member companies who have already signed up to the voluntary charter include Aggregate Industries, Cornish Concrete, Hanson, Litecast, Marley Eternit, Marshalls, Tarmac and Trent Concrete.