Sustainability Overview

At Russell Roof Tiles we take our commitment to sustainability very seriously. Each year we compile a report which outlines our progress to date and shares with our stakeholders the key performance figures on which we continually look to improve. The full report presentation is available to download here.

Below are the highlights from our latest report, which details our sustainability improvements over the last 5 years.

Emissions

In the last 5 years we have reduced our Kg of C02 arising from Gas, Electricity & Gas oil usage per tonne of concrete products by 34%. This is owed in part to decreases in the conversions factors of grid electricity, but also to the installation of our CHP unit at the Burton site. This resulted in reduced overall electricity consumption by 67%.

Energy

In the last 5 years we have reduced energy use per tonne of concrete product by 8%. This is by improving heat efficiency, improving workplace design and upgrading equipment.

Waste

In the last 5 years we have reduced Concrete waste per tonne of concrete product by 47%. This was achieved by making strategic upgrades to our plant and equipment and realising efficiency gains.

Packaging

In the last 5 years we have reduced Packaging (Timber, plastics & cardboard) per tonne of concrete product by 9%. This was done by collaborating with suppliers to re-design packaging, use alternatives with lighter weight & lower density, as well as greater recycled content.

Deliveries

In the last 5 years we have increased the average load size of our deliveries by 20%, and in doing so, reduced kg CO2e arising from deliveries by 30% per tonne of product delivered. This was achieved by planning efficiently and working with customers & third party hauliers.

Inbound Supplies

Wherever possible we source materials locally and the majority of our inbound materials are from within the UK. In the last 5 years we have reduced delivery distance of our inbound raw materials by 9%.