News: Environmental Stewardship

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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Vulcan Conservation Banks

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

Vulcan is home to dozens of Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) certified 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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Partnerships For Nature

Restoring land to a natural or economically usable state is a top priority at Vulcan. Well before mining is even completed, Vulcan begins the reclamation process. At Vulcan’s, Pleasanton and Azusa facilities in California, land is being restored to its natural setting.
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Pits To Property

Reclaiming land after mining takes meticulous planning and care to do it right. At its 24th Street facility in Phoenix, Vulcan’s plan to transform its 315-acre site into a business park will take more than two decades to complete.
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Phone Recycling Helps Gorillas

IT employees from the Vulcan Materials Company Western Division collected 600 old mobile phones for recycling. This helps decrease demand for coltan, mined in Africa and used to manufacture electronics. The mineral wreaks havoc on gorillas and other animals...
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