I’m pleased to share with you Vulcan Materials Company’s 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.

Our culture is our lifeblood. For more than 65 years as a publicly traded company, The Vulcan Way has been to do the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

We have a long history of serving our customers and delivering results to our shareholders while embodying our commitments to people; to the safety and health of our Vulcan family members; to environmental stewardship; and to the communities where we live, work and play. These commitments have always been part of The Vulcan Way.

In 2021, we shifted our approach to reporting on these commitments from a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focus to an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) model aligned with the best practices of internationally recognized ESG reporting frameworks, including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Vulcan’s 2021 ESG Report outlines our overall program, goals and policies and demonstrates the great work of our people and partners who are committed to doing the right thing — for our company and for one another. At a time when there is a renewed global focus on the roles and responsibilities of public companies, especially when it comes to safety, health and environmental stewardship, I am proud to say that Vulcan continues to be committed to doing our part.

In 2021 alone, our people developed a program dedicated to identifying, assessing and mitigating the highest safety risks at our facilities. Through this initiative, our team members can assess activities with the highest potential for serious injury or fatality and implement focused safety trainings, education and knowledge sharing across the company, creating and maintaining a safer workplace.

Although our aggregates-focused business consistently has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions footprint among our construction materials peers, we are committed to doing our part to reverse global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trends and reduce potential impacts of climate change worldwide. In this report, you will find interim targets for reducing Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions as well as our commitments to reporting Scope 3 emissions and developing goals in line with science-based targets.

Our commitment to a more ESG-focused approach extends to our Board of Directors, which adopted a resolution in 2021 vesting direct oversight of ESG with its Governance Committee. Although this report does not incorporate data from U.S. Concrete, which Vulcan acquired in August 2021, we are fully integrating U.S. Concrete’s operations into our ESG program so that our entire enterprise is able to continuously improve our efforts to maintain a more environmentally and socially sustainable organization.

While 2021 has been a landmark year for our company, there is more work to be done. As we look toward the future, it is evident that our people will drive our ESG efforts. Together, we will continue to focus on doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time — proving that The Way Forward is The Vulcan Way.


Tom Hill
Chairman & CEO, Vulcan Materials Company

Doing The Right Thing, The Right Way, At The Right Time. It's The Vulcan Way

We are the company we are today thanks to the positive actions of our nearly 12,000 team members. We believe that doing the right thing is good for our business, our environment and our society. That’s our commitment.

Our Mission

Provide quality products and services that consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. Be responsible stewards with respect to safety and the environmental impact of our operations and products. Drive value and superior returns for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders.

We maintain the highest degree of respect for people – for their dignity, talents and interests. We believe that empowering, mentoring, training and rewarding our people helps create a highly engaged workforce, happy people and sustainable, long-term value.

We act fairly and honorably to earn the respect and trust of all parties with whom we interact. We hold ourselves to high ethical standards, including abiding by both the letter and spirit of the laws and regulations related to our business.

We are committed to excellence in all of our activities. We value innovation. We strive to maintain a position of leadership in all of our businesses.

Our Commitments

Our People

Our biggest competitive advantage.

It is no secret that at the heart of our success is our biggest competitive advantage: our people. The spirit and dedication of Vulcan team members, along with their commitment to living and demonstrating the core values of The Vulcan Way, is why we are the leading supplier of aggregates in the U.S.

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Health & Safety

A deep desire to take care of our people.

We believe there is no greater responsibility than keeping our team members safe and healthy. It is our number one priority. It is also why our safety protocols and programs are so embedded in our Vulcan culture. We are committed to engaging every team member — from plant managers and team members to our CEO and every level in between — to prioritize safety across all of our operations, offices and locations. We believe safety is a personal and shared responsibility.

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Environmental Stewardship

Going above and beyond compliance.

At Vulcan, we believe environmental stewardship is fundamental to our business. We recognize that responsible, sustainable operations drive long-term positive impact for our environment and our communities. As an industry leader, we are committed to doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time. This means we operate our business with a focus on sustainability and a dedication to continuously improve ways to protect the environment.

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Vulcan is home to 40 wildlife habitat sites, including its Pleasanton facility in California. Executive Assistant Kathleen Goulet is charged with overseeing Pleasanton’s bird box program, which provides nesting areas for birds built by a local boy scout troop.

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Neighbors & Community

Being a good citizen.

One of our core tenets at Vulcan is being a good citizen and responsible steward of the communities in which we operate. From local community groups and philanthropic organizations to government officials, supply chain partners and Indigenous groups, we believe in being active and engaged neighbors. Our responsibility is to build strong relationships that support strong communities.

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“The mining industry is a historically male dominated industry,” said Atisthan Roach, Community and Government Relations Manager. “But times are changing, so we’re very proud to have this special event and to have the Girl Scouts here.”

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Supporting Board engagement and ESG program in a perpetual way.

Our Board of Directors oversees Vulcan company performance and strategy at the highest level. The Board is comprised of 11 directors, all of whom are independent directors apart from Tom Hill, the chairman and CEO. There are six committees on the Vulcan Board: Audit; Compensation; Executive; Finance; Governance; and Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs. All the Board committees, other than the Executive Committee, are comprised of entirely independent, nonmanagement directors.

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Featured News

Environmental Stewardship

Carbon Removal Mitigates Climate Change

We’re proud to partner with CarbonCure Technologies, who was highlighted in a recent CNBC story about the growing demand for…

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The World Games 2022 and Vulcan Materials Company Partner with Volunteers to Plant Trees in East Thomas Neighborhood

Vulcan is getting ready for The World Games 2022 Birmingham. Today, the company’s Ensley Team planted trees in the East…

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Safety & Health

2021 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year

Chad McDougal, one of the many superstars on our safety team was recently recognized by the National Stone, Sand &…

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High School Graduates Learn the Ropes at Elkin Quarry

Fresh out of high school, Caleb Minton and Thomas Kellam joined our Elkin Quarry team as summer interns.  The recent…

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Vulcan Highlights

North Carolina

Clear Creek

Mideast Division


Meeting Our Next Generation of Leaders

Our Clear Creek Quarry team enjoyed visiting with students, parents and educators from Clear Creek Elementary School in Charlotte, NC. We have been Business & Education Partners since 1992!

Quintana Roo


International Division


An Achievement in Community Relations

Congratulations to our Sac-Tun Team in Quintana Roo, Mexico who earned a 2022 NSSGA Community Relations Excellence Silver Award. We’re proud to be a part of the Quintana Roo community and we are fortunate to have a team that prioritizes community outreach.


Southern & Gulf Coast Division


Honoring National Hispanic American Heritage Month

Our Southern and Gulf Coast Division Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee and our Alabama Asphalt and Construction Group hosted a fiesta at our Speedway Shop in Eastaboga, AL for employees, family and community.

Western Division

Environmental Stewardship

Helping Save a Pelican in Peril

Our Western Division provided support to International Bird Rescue, an organization that specializes in emergency preparedness and response, day-to-day aquatic bird care, and scientific research. When the organization discovered a spate of sickness in brown pelicans occurring for an unknown reason, our Orca Aggregates Port of Long Beach provided support. The team recently released a pelican that the team had taken under their wing.



Southwest Division

Safety & Health

Safety Excellence

In another great safety year for our Chico Quarry, the team earned the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) “2A Safe Quarry of the Year Award” for the second year in a row. Congratulations and best wishes for another safe and successful year!