THE WAY FORWARD

VULCAN'S ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE COMMITMENTS TO YOU

THE WAY FORWARD

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.

Sincerely,

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 more than 8,700 employees. 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

Safety & Health

Protecting people guides us in everything we do.

Safety is a core tenet of Vulcan’s culture. We strive to ensure a safe and healthy workplace that also promotes the well-being of our employees, contractors and communities. Our entire organization is committed to ensuring that our people return home as healthy and safe as when they left for work.

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Environmental Stewardship

Environmental stewardship is fundamental to our business.

We believe responsible, sustainable operations benefit our communities and drive long-term results. As an industry leader, we meet and strive to exceed environmental regulations. Sustainability for us means going beyond compliance: streamlining operations, improving efficiencies, deploying new technologies and exploring alternative energy sources.

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California

Pleasanton

Western

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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People

Sustaining a culture of integrity, teamwork and mutual respect.

Vulcan’s commitment to our people has played a key role in the ongoing success and growth of our company throughout our long history. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of mutual respect, integrity, teamwork and trust among the more than 8,700 members of the Vulcan family.

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Community

Partnering with others helps build stronger communities.

Throughout our history as a public company, we have been guided by a fundamental belief that we will do well as a company by doing good – for our own people and for the communities where we operate. This philosophy has been instrumental in our continuing growth and prosperity across our operations. Our stewardship begins with people, continues with our land and extends outward. We believe that it is essential that we always serve as good citizens who are engaged with our neighbors and the communities in which we operate.

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Illinois

McCook

Central

“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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Governance

Sound corporate governance delivers value to our stakeholders.

Sound corporate governance, including effective oversight, accountability and transparency, is the foundation of sustainable long-term success. Our commitment to Corporate Governance Excellence has enabled our company to grow and flourish as we fulfill our mission of providing the highest quality products and services to our customers while delivering value to our shareholders, people, business partners and the communities we serve.

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