Committed to corporate social responsibility
AGGREGATE Industries have pledged their ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility by seconding one of their employees, Robert Ashley, to study at the Corporate Citizenship Unit (CCU) at Warwick University - a globally recognised centre of excellence which brings together business, government and civil society to examine the relationship between corporations, states and communities.
Recognizing the importance of achieving the status of 'corporate citizenship', the company have joined forces with the Mining Energy Research Network (MERN), part of the CCU, on a three-year research project to help achieve the required improvement in social performance and to help develop an efficient management system capable of delivering socially responsible business practice.
David Tidmarsh, managing director of Aggregate Industries UK, said: 'We recognise that the nature of the mineral extraction business and its associated activities has a significant impact on both the environment and communities local to our sites. As society demands increasingly higher standards of environmental and social proficiency, it is essential that we behave responsibly with fully integrated, monitored and accountable environmental and social policies. This is why we have seconded Robert to undertake this important research project.'