Ethical Performance
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building group looks for a second opinion

October 1999

Building materials group RMC has invited some of its stakeholders to identify areas where the company can improve its environmental policy.

Around 50 individuals and groups have been sent a form that asks them to rate the environmental impact of the group’s product divisions on categories such as noise pollution, water quality and biodiversity.

RMC’s international environment director, Noel Morrin, said the purpose of the exercise was to see if opinion within the group matched the views of those outside it.

‘We have a sense of the direction we want to go internally, but we want to see whether that conforms with external views,’ he said. ‘This will help focus us both geographically and across our product areas by showing us where we should be directing maximum attention.’

The exercise is part of a programme to develop an environmental action plan which will be presented to the board of directors at the end of the year.

RMC, one of the world’s largest suppliers of building materials, operates in 25 countries at 2,300 sites – most with a devolved management structure.

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