Construction supplier Hanson UK claims to have cut the amount of building waste going to landfill by more than a third in the past year.
The company’s 2014 performance and sustainability report says the consolidation of waste disposal contracts, enhanced recycling systems, and the increased use of cement bypass dust as an agricultural land improver, have all contributed to a reduction of 35.5% in waste to landfill - equivalent to over 4,000 tonnes.
It also notes it achieved 100% diversion for cement bypass dust.
The report says the latest figures are a “significant step” towards a company target for 2020 of reducing non-process waste to landfill by 85%.
Paul Lacey, head of sustainability, said: “We still have a lot of work to do to achieve our 2020 targets, particularly those relating to energy and CO2.
“Employee engagement and involvement is critical and we will continue to promote the principles of working sustainably and embed them into everything we do.”
Hanson is a major supplier to the construction industry, producing aggregates, ready-mixed and precast concrete, asphalt, cement and cement-related materials, bricks and a range of building products.
It is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which, worldwide, employs around 52,000 people at 2,500 locations in 40 countries.