Our vision for the future

"The UK concrete industry will be recognised as a leader in sustainable construction, by taking a dynamic role in delivering a sustainable, low carbon built environment in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner."


The strategy represents progression, continuous improvement and an increase in scope.


The concrete industry will continue to develop performance indicators to ensure the relevance of our metrics. New targets for performance improvement will be set including:

  • 90% reduction in waste to landfill by 2020 (from 2008 baseline)
  • 30% reduction in CO2 emissions from concrete production by 2020 (from 1990 baseline)
  • 95% of production certified to responsible sourcing standard BES 6001 by 2020
  • 100% of relevant production sites with action plans for site stewardship and biodiversity

The industry will facilitate further engagement with the broader supply chain for concrete, offering the opportunity to inform development of the strategy and supporting initiatives.


Collectively as an industry - and individually as manufacturers, sector trade associations and MPA The Concrete Centre - we are committed to supporting stakeholders in realising the potential, and understanding the sustainability credentials, of concrete and its constituents.