Lowering emissions from infrastructure
The UK’s Lafarge Tarmac has become the first company from its industry to sign the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR). This is a joint initiative between industry and the government that aims to lower carbon emissions from UK infrastructure projects by 24 million t by 2050. The review outlines the measures that government, clients and suppliers can take in order to reduce carbon emissions during the construction and operation of infrastructure assets.
Lafarge Tarmac made the commitment at the Infrastructure Carbon Review One Year On Conference, which was hosted by the Green Construction Board and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
As an ICR signatory, Lafarge Tarmac has made the following commitments:
- To design CO2 out of its products and processes.
- To provide product carbon footprints for all products from all production facilities.
- To provide information and tools to help customers adopt lower carbon solutions.
“We are very pleased to demonstrate our commitment to lowering carbon emissions by signing up to the ICR,” said Dr Martyn Kenny, Sustainability Director at Lafarge Tarmac. “Collaborative working has a vital role to play in delivering industry targets and, as well as reducing the carbon footprint of our own products, we are engaging early with customers to embed whole-life thinking and help them design and build more sustainable, low carbon buildings and infrastructure.”
LafargeHolcim update: Cauldon cement plant
In other news, the construction material producer’s shareholders have identified the Cauldon cement plant in Staffordshire as the facility that could be excluded from the sale of Lafarge Tarmac. If so, the Cauldon plant and its associated assets would become part of LafargeHolcim. The merger is expected to be completed in 1H15, subject to regulatory approvals. Until the merger process is officially completed, Cauldon will remain part of Lafarge Tarmac and there will be no changes for customers or suppliers.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/07112014/lafarge-tarmac-commits-to-infrastructure-carbon-review-uk-816/