News: Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Mitigation Bank & Reclamation Efforts

A mitigation or conservation bank provides permanent protection of the conserved natural area and undertakes management to maintain the habitat.  Under certain state and federal laws, development projects must provide mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts to the environment.  Approved mitigation or conservation banks fulfill these compensatory requirements through the purchase of credits.  Purchasing mitigation credits transfers the buyer’s obligation to a conservation bank in perpetuity.
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Environmental Stewardship

A 30+ Year Partnership with the Cahaba River Society

The Cahaba River Society works to protect the longest free-flowing river in the State of Alabama and is the primary drinking water source for one-fifth of the state’s population. Smithsonian Magazine has singled out the Cahaba River as one of the most biologically rich rivers in the United States, with more fish species than any other river in North America.  The mission of the Cahaba River Society is to restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life. 
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Innovative, Forward-looking Multi-Stakeholder Environmental Vision & Strategy 

As part of its long-range sustainability focus, in 2018 the company commissioned an external and independent assessment of its actions to explore new opportunities for sustainability initiatives and further mitigation of the effects of its operations.  Based on this assessment and its decades of operational experience, Sac-Tun developed a long-term environmental vision and strategy that has been praised by local government authorities and NGOs as a model for other businesses and industries in Mexico.  
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Environmental Stewardship

Reclamation For Economic Development

The Irwindale Business Center in Irwindale, California was a former Vulcan facility that is benefitting the City and community through a unique partnership. When Vulcan completed mining operations there in the late 1960s, discussion turned to future uses. The City decided to fill the mining pit and transform the land into the Irwindale Business Center, which today provides thousands of jobs and generates revenue and economic activity benefiting Southern California communities.
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Wildlife Habitat Council Recognizes Vulcan's Azusa Facility

Vulcan’s Azusa Rock Quarry won the 2019 Other Habitats Project Award, given by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for the company’s ongoing commitment to manage chaparral and coastal sage scrub habitat at its Azusa, California site, east of Los Angeles. The program included reclaiming the severe, steep slopes and previously reclaimed large benches of the 100+ year old quarry. 
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Protecting Species and Ecosystems in Quintana Roo

The Yucatán Peninsula is home to an estimated 2,000 jaguars, almost half the entire jaguar population in Mexico.  The majority of these magnificent animals live within the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve.  In the preliminary phase of this part of our Environmental Strategy project, four jaguars have been photo-identified: two adult females, one adult male and one young male.
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Vulcan Values Recycling Water

Vulcan is committed to conserving water resources at its facilities. By using the latest technology to capture and recycle stormwater, Vulcan significantly reduces its company-wide water consumption.
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Environmental Stewardship

Building Vulcan

Vulcan’s newest plant - the Medina Quarry, located just west of San Antonio - is one of its largest.
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Environmental Stewardship

Vulcan Conservation Banks

Vulcan's Cajon Creek Conservation Bank and Colton Dunes Conservation Bank protect local wildlife.
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