Our Environmental Policy reflects our commitment to sustainable development and our approach towards addressing the challenges and opportunities of climate change.
Main elements of our environmental policy include: assessment impacts, quarry rehabilitation, protection of local biodiversity, conservation and stewarding of water resources, resource recovery and managing waste, creating an environmentally responsible culture with our business partners and embedding innovation in our strategy.
The policy also encompasses our priorities under the Climate Change Mitigation Strategy, namely: energy efficiency, co-processing of alternative fuels and raw materials, product innovation and new technologies, and assessment of risks and opportunities across the value chain.
The policy sets out the environmental responsibilities by all business units and entities controlled or managed by the TITAN Group, as well as each TITAN employee.
GROUP ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
We invest in the best available techniques to reduce emissions at our sites. In line with the sectoral (GCCA) commitments, we continuously monitor major potential pollutants like dust, NOx and SOx, while other pollutants are monitored using periodic spot measurements.
Ten of TITAN’s quarries have been recognized as areas of high biodiversity value. We are implementing Biodiversity Management Plans for nine of them in line with the sectoral (GCCA) Guidelines, while we are working to complete the assessment process and relevant Biodiversity Management Plan for the remaining site
Rehabilitation Plans are implemented at 90% of our Group active quarries, based on TITAN standards and on the sectoral Guidelines. Our target is to have in place Rehabilitation Plans for all our Group active sites.
Because we use a significant amount of water, particularly in our production plants, we’ve implemented management systems to monitor and optimize our water use, ensuring we report water data in line with the sectoral (GCCA) guidelines. Since 2010, we have introduced tools, such as the Integrated Water Management System (IWMS), to monitor and optimize water use across our sites.
We have water recycling facilities at more than 90% of our cement plants and at 80% of our aggregates sites, while all of our operations have active continuous improvement plans in place.