Process Materiality Analysis: Concrete Pavers Segment
The Materiality Analysis: Concrete Pavers Segment
Previous targets for the Concrete Pavers Segment
The Group-wide target of reducing the amount of water drawn from public networks to 40% of total water consumption was reached ahead of schedule. Among employee issues, the main focus was on safety and health. In this respect, the target of reducing the frequency of accidents was pursued consistently. Compared with the year before, accident frequency dropped significantly in 2014.
Material sustainability issues for the Concrete Pavers Segment
Material sustainability issues in the supply chain include security of supply, nature conservation at and around extraction sites, and the use of recycled concrete. As regards environmental protection in production, the main focus is on resource efficiency and waste management as well as water conservation. Safety and health are perceived as priority issues for human resources. A long service life and innovative strength are classified as product priorities. At the same time, sustainable transport, recyclability, the avoidance of accidents and help for people with special needs score high on the stakeholders’ list of priorities. The results of the materiality analysis have been translated into the Sustainability Roadmap 2020.
The “Long service life” aspect, which scored high in the stakeholders’ assessment, is a core quality of Semmelrock products and subject to continuous improvement. Therefore, no specific target has been set for the Sustainability Roadmap. Avoiding accidents and designing solutions for people with special needs are part of the company’s product innovation management. Sustainable transport is integrated into continuous efforts to increase the efficiency of logistics. Maintaining good relations with local stakeholders is part of operational management at the production sites; therefore, a specific target has not been included in the Sustainability Roadmap 2020.