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Tarmac invite entries to 2022 Innovation Challenge

Tarmac Innovation Challenge

This year’s entrants encouraged to submit ideas focusing on energy efficiency or innovation

TARMAC are inviting submissions to their third annual Innovation Challenge, open to existing and new suppliers, university teams, and all organizations and individuals with an idea to support the acceleration of the company’s journey to net zero.

For this year’s challenge, entrants are being encouraged to submit ideas focusing on energy efficiency or innovation resulting in improvements for the industry. The winning entry will then be brought to life in partnership with Tarmac, as they build on significant progress in embedding sustainability across all of their operations, delivering emissions reduction, and maximizing the reuse of materials.


Jonathan Harry, Tarmac’s procurement director, said: ‘Collaborative working is absolutely key in identifying and bringing forward innovation that supports decarbonization. There is a huge amount of creativity, energy, and potential within our supply chain and beyond, and we’d encourage anyone with an idea – however big or small – to get involved.’

Since launching the first innovation challenge in 2019, Tarmac has brought forward a range of ideas in partnership with suppliers, from reduced plastic packaging through to bespoke electric vehicles and totally new-to-market innovations. The company is committed to supporting the delivery of a lower-carbon built environment and has set out ambitious goals to achieve by 2030 and beyond in its ACT Sustainability Strategy.

Responses to the Innovation Challenge should be submitted online by Monday 3 October 2022. For further information click here. Finalists will be reviewed by a panel of internal subject matter experts – with the eventual winner unveiled during Tarmac’s Supplier Sustainability Week, which commences on 7 November 2022.

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