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Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality: Summit joins industrywide sustainability plan

Sustainable production and use of concrete can have a significant effect on the environment, since concrete is the most-used material (other than water) on the planet, representing about half of all man-made materials by mass. Multiple parts of the aggregates, cement, concrete and asphalt paving value chain can generate carbon emissions, ranging from extraction machinery to cement … Continued

Water works: Summit project reduces thousands of plastic bottles

The health of the environment affects everyone, and it will take all of us — working in ways big and small — to help protect and preserve the environment for future generations. So, while Summit Materials is proud to have set corporate sustainability goals (e.g., achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050), we know that … Continued

How strong corporate values drive successful sustainability initiatives

Not only is corporate sustainability the right thing to do, it’s increasingly critical to sustaining customer, employee, and stakeholder relationships. That’s reflected in multiple studies confirming the importance of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies to consumers, especially millennials who make up the largest population group worldwide. Nielsen recently found that 66% of consumers are willing … Continued

Water conservation in the building materials industry

Water is precious and necessary to sustain life. But because of climate change and other factors, water scarcity is growing. Some regions are already experiencing water shortages, and research shows the problem is only expected to expand in the decades ahead. To achieve responsible environmental stewardship, building materials companies like Summit Materials need to reduce … Continued

How building materials companies can reduce carbon emissions

The building materials industry has an environmental impact that extends well beyond quarry sites. From extraction machinery known as “yellow iron” to cement kilns and other production equipment to transportation vehicles, there are many parts of the aggregates, cement, concrete and asphalt paving value chain that generate carbon emissions. As an industry, it’s important for … Continued


We are disciplined in our approach to safety. Across all business lines, functions, and companies, we aim for a world-class safety program and consistently work hard to achieve this goal. We incorporate workplace organization tools, like 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain), to increase efficiencies and maintain safe working spaces for our … Continued