News: Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Vulcan continues its partnership with the Cahaba River Society, which began as its first corporate sponsor more than 30 years ago.

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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Environmental Stewardship

Sac-Tun’s Innovative, Forward-looking Multi-Stakeholder Environmental Vision and 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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Sac-Tun Leads by Example in Social and Environmental Sustainability

Vulcan Material Company’s Mexico operation, Sac-Tun, near Playa del Carmen in the State of Quintana Roo, is the company’s largest quarry and employs more people (450) than any of Vulcan’s other quarrying operations.  Sac-Tun is the largest non-tourism employer in Quintana Roo.  Our employees, who come from all parts of Mexico, earn more than three times the minimum wage paid in Quintana Roo and are covered by comprehensive health, retirement and other employee benefit plans.  
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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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Environmental Stewardship

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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Environmental Stewardship

Restoring Land

Vulcan’s River Rock facility in Fresno, California, joined forces with the San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust to restore land along the river that had been part of the company’s mining operation.
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Protecting Our Wildlife

Not far from San Francisco, Vulcan’s Pilarcitos Quarry is home to nearly 200 acres of a protected nature preserve and various wildlife species. With proper oversight and controls, Vulcan is demonstrating that mining and wildlife can co-exist.
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Looking Out For Future Generations

When Vulcan retires its older trucks, it replaces them with new machinery that meets new air quality standards by decreasing exhaust emissions and limiting greenhouse admissions that ultimately reduces our carbon footprint.
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