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.

Regulation compliance serves as our baseline. We strive to exceed federal, state and local environmental regulations through our Safety, Health and Environmental Stewardship Policy. This policy — and our overall environmental protection strategy — outlines ways in which we are working to reduce our carbon footprint, increase our energy efficiency, monitor water use, reduce waste and manage our land with biodiversity in mind.

All team members and contractors are expected to adhere to this policy, follow all applicable regulations and make decisions that align with our commitment to running more sustainable operations. To ensure compliance, we leverage the use of a digital platform to deliver a compliance framework for each facility. This tracking system is used to simplify permit and regulatory requirements into clear, easy-to-understand tasks for facility team members. Team members use the framework to conduct inspections, collect data and complete other required tasks in a comprehensive and timely manner.

All environmental stewardship initiatives, policies and programs are overseen by the Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee of our Board. In addition, our Governance Committee oversees how environmental performance, management and reporting are incorporated into Vulcan’s larger ESG strategy.

Read more in our 2021 ESG Report.

6,300

acres in our total land portfolio managed for projects recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC)

98%

of waste diverted from landfills

42%

of electricity use in Florida sourced from solar using renewable energy credits (RECs)

 

Environmental Stewardship 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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Environmental Stewardship

The World Games 2022 to reduce carbon impact with renewable energy certificates

The World Games 2022 in Birmingham is reducing its carbon impact by purchasing solar renewable energy certificates (RECs). The RECs…

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Environmental Stewardship

2021 ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE REPORT

Our 2021 ESG Report outlines our overall program, goals and policies and demonstrates the great work of our people and…

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Environmental Stewardship

Rockingham Quarry Celebrates 16-year Partnership with Ducks Unlimited

For 16 years, our Rockingham Quarry Team has partnered with Ducks Unlimited (DU), the world’s largest and most effective private…

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Vulcan Highlights

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.

Quintana Roo

Sac-Tun

International Division

Environmental Stewardship

Socially Responsibility Award

In honor of our social and environmental commitment to our communities and our people, our SAC-TUN operation near Quintana Roo, Mexico, was recognized by CEMEFI as a Socially Responsible Company. The award was presented at the fifth Socially Responsible forum 2022 in Quintana Roo, led by AliaRSE Quintana Roo Norte and the Fundación del Empresariado Yucateco A.C.

North Carolina

Mideast Division

Environmental Stewardship

GeoDetectives Club!

We’re proud to partner with Appalachian State University to sponsor the Parkway Elementary club in Watauga County, NC. This bilingual, environmental science after-school program provides students an opportunity to explore their natural surroundings using environmental science methods and equipment.

Western Division

Environmental Stewardship

Sun to Sand & Gravel

In honor of Earth Day, meet one of our latest renewable energy initiatives: The 7.5 acre San Emidio Solar array.

North Carolina

Mideast Division

Environmental Stewardship

Fostering Youth Interest in Conservation

Brian Parker, a member of our North Carolina Team, also serves as chairman of the Wilkes Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. Students recently presented conservation topics in the district’s poster, speech and slideshow competitions. Together, we’re encouraging our future leaders to advocate for the environment.

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