Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is a model of resource use, it aims to meet our human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present but also for future generations.

At Aggregates r us we recognise that we have a duty of care towards minimising our levels of pollution and waste throughout our business and its operations. A sustainable approach is within our culture and we are continually striving to make the right choices that will make a difference. Whenever possible we are looking to find ways in which we can reduce waste and promote re-use and recycling in every aspect of our business.

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We are keen to continue in our research in developing further recycling methods which we feel will enhance our commitment to the sustainable use of global resources.

Our aim is to be totally efficient throughout our operations, minimising our carbon emissions on all levels of our business is key to us. We ensure our lorries are fully utilised, carrying complete loads whenever possible and by planning our journeys strategically in advance we can succeed in reducing our carbon emissions.

We provide a returnable wooden pallet service, this encourages re-use and as a result produces less wooden waste. In addition to this we continue to educate and encourage all our office based staff towards further energy saving techniques.

We promote the re-use and recycling of paper and the use of energy saving light bulbs, we continue to invest in new technologies ranging from energy saving kettles to printers that print paper on both sides all of which is contributing to our energy saving targets.

Responsible Sourcing

As a keen supplier to the construction industry we are extremely conscious that our business operations and processes have an impact on people, the economy and the environment.

Through the processes and development in manufacturing, delivery, use, re-use and recycling, responsible sourcing measures the environmental, economic and social impacts of these product life cycles.

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As a professional business such responsibility is of key importance to us and we continue to ensure that all our raw materials are sourced responsibly from quarries that meet acceptable environmental standards.

We currently supply our products on wooden pallets, our suppliers are registered and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, this guarantees to ourselves and our customers that the wooden pallets that we use have been manufactured using timber from renewable managed forests with the confidence that we are contributing towards the sustainability of the worlds forests.

We are at all times committed to providing our customers with a high quality product while at the same time it is imperative that we have complete confidence that all our materials are from a responsible source.