News: Environmental Stewardship

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 partners who are committed to doing the right thing.
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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 waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Our team recently marked this milestone with a $25,000 contribution to DU’s Southeast Wetlands Initiative.
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Environmental Stewardship

SAC-TUN Tree Nursery provides trees for reforestation

SAC-TUN, our operation near Playa del Carmen, Mexico, created an on-site tree nursery in 1990 that currently produces 23 native species including four endangered species that are protected by Mexican wildlife legislation. The team uses the nursery trees for reforestation and reclamation.
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Environmental Stewardship

Long-term environmental strategy certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council

SAC-TUN, our operation near Playa del Carmen, Mexico, has earned another recognition from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). In December 2020, the SAC-TUN Environmental Strategy as part of its Mesoamerican Reef Biodiversity and Environmental Services Conservation program, was certified by WHC.
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Environmental Stewardship

Atlanta's Newest Reservoir and Largest Park is Now Open

We congratulate the City of Atlanta on the August 20, 2021 opening of the city's newest and largest park, Westside Park. This is the story of partnerships and holistic land management, working together to serve future generations.
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Environmental Stewardship

Partnering to Protect and Preserve Vital Plant and Wildlife Habitat in the San Francisco Bay Region

We’re pleased to announce a partnership with Ducks Unlimited, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California State Coastal Conservancy, and South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project to top shorebird nesting islands at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay next to Hayward and Union City.
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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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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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Environmental Stewardship

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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