Commercial, Energy Procurement, GHG Emissions - May 10, 2023
Granite Improves Energy Efficiency at Facilities
Granite, a construction and construction materials company, invested $6.1 million throughout the company to lower emissions and improve energy efficiency at its materials facilities.
The company also conducted an assessment of its carbon footprint, which demonstrated progress on emissions reduction targets, continued advancement of a lower carbon asphalt mix that incorporates engineered recycled plastic, and increased use of recycled content in asphalt production that represents a diversion of 1.19 million tons of waste from landfills.
Details were published in its 2022 Sustainability Report.
“Sustainability is central to the purpose of our business as we seek to provide infrastructure solutions that support more prosperous and resilient communities,” said Granite President and Chief Executive Officer Kyle Larkin in a statement. “As we look ahead, I feel strongly that our long-term success requires a continued focus on our core value of sustainability. Our goal is to leverage our sustainability program to win work, gain a competitive advantage, and provide value to our clients, investors, employees, and communities.”
The report is aligned with standard sustainability reporting frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
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