- Favored Status - Customers favor doing business with organizations that are known to be protective of the environment.
- Increased Revenues - Organizations will attain savings through efforts in pollution prevention and waste reduction.
- Improved Efficiency - Sound, consistent environmental management methods will improve profits.
- Community Goodwill - An organization's stance on environmental policy and action may be the most important factor in achieving and maintaining a community's goodwill.
- Reduction of Liability and Risk - An organization is less apt to have environmental problems by using a pro-active EMS that documents results and is committed to continual improvement.
Through funding from the RMC Research & Education Foundation, NRMCA is currently assisting in the development of Sustainable Concrete Plant Guidelines that will provide additional guidance to ready mixed concrete companies for enhancement of their environmental footprint. The guidelines will provide details on how concrete plants can further reduce energy consumption, carbon footprint and waste and potable water use along with increasing recycled material in concrete. The guidelines provide practical solutions to meet goals outlined in the NRMCA Sustainability Initiatives (www.nrmca.org/sustainability) recently adopted by the NRMCA Board of Directors.