Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association honors 12 plants in the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The NRMCA Safety, Environmental and Operations Committee recognizes producers for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound workplace safety and pollution prevention practices. Now in its 26th year, the awards program salutes operators who surpass permit compliance requirements and demonstrate a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment.

Entries were reviewed by a panel of judges based on plant images plus narratives covering site aesthetics, environmental compliance documentation, training, water and air quality management, returned-concrete plan, community relations, concrete delivery, and plant sustainability practices. This year’s program awards NRMCA producers by Eastern, Central and Western Region categories. 

“The NRMCA Environmental Excellence Awards Program were completely revised four years ago. Changes have made it easier for plants to enter, making the competition even tougher, especially in 2021 when we saw a record number of entries,” says NRMCA Executive Vice President of Operations and Compliance Gary Mullings. “These plants have demonstrated that they are the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to being good stewards of the environment.” 

“This is an excellent example of the ready mixed concrete industry’s attention to environmental excellence,” adds President Michael Philipps. “These winning entries clearly demonstrate the incorporation of environmental management systems into their plants’ operations.”

As program co-sponsor, Concrete Products joins NRMCA in congratulating this year’s entire field of Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards operators. 

View the 12-plant awards showcase here.