Holcim US announced that the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) celebrated the company’s aggregates operations in Massachusetts, Illinois, West Virginia, Minnesota and Oklahoma for exemplary environmental and community programs. The recognition was part of NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence Program.
“Aggregates serve as the basis of the building world, and we’re honored the NSSGA recognized many of our sites for environmental performance and community involvement, truly from the ground up,” said Michael LeMonds, Holcim US’ vice president of environment, social and governance (ESG) and chief sustainability officer. “The communities we call home make us who we are. We’re proud to give back to them and support building a vibrant future together.”
Holcim US recipients include:
- Peabody Quarry (Mass.): Gold award for community relations excellence.
- Elburn Aggregates (Ill.): Bronze award for environmental excellence.
- Millville Quarry (W.Va.): Bronze award for environmental excellence.
- Pit 21 Sand & Gravel (Minn.): Bronze award for environmental excellence.
- Thackerville Sand Plant (Okla.): Bronze award for environmental excellence.
NSSGA cited the winning locations’ environmental management programs, land conservation efforts, commitment to technical environmental and regulatory requirements and community involvement as critical factors in determining awardees.
A facility that receives the Gold category designation will be automatically recognized for a period of five years from the time it first receives the designation. Currently, Holcim has five facilities recognized for that time period: two community relations winners [Presque Isle Quarry (Mich.) and Peabody Quarry (Mass.)] and three environmental excellence winners [Battle Creek Sand & Gravel Pit (Mich.), Fox River Quarry (Ill.) and Lockport Quarry (N.Y.)].
NSSGA began the awards programs to recognize aggregate producers who help enhance the public perception of the industry and its operations.