2017 highlights and awards


  • Mains water use down 15.5 per cent per tonne of product and below 2020 target
  • CO2 emissions per tonne of product down 7.2 per cent
  • Waste to landfill reduced by a further 35 per cent per tonne of product and below 2020 target

Areas for improvement

  • Lost time injuries and quest for zero harm
  • CO2 emissions from transport
  • Energy consumption
  • Dust emissions


  • The Concrete Society – winner of the ‘excellence in customer service’ category for two contracts for rail infrastructure specialists Story Contracting on the Carlisle to Settle railway at Eden Brows in Cumbria and the Merseyrail underground loop in Liverpool city centre. Read more
  • Mineral Products Association health and safety awards –winner of the TUC Trophy for worker involvement for a portable pedestrian walkway at Needingworth quarry in Cambridgeshire. Read more
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - gold award for contracting division for the 25th consecutive year and an order of distinction to recognise this achievement.
  • Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – gold standard for the entire Hanson UK fleet.
  • Mineral Products Association biodiversity and restoration awards – winner of the biodiversity innovation category for the translocation of Britain’s rarest lady’s mantle at Keepershield quarry in Northumberland. Runner up in the restoration awards for Barnhill quarry, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire