Carbon capture specialist O.C.O Technology, a subsidiary of Grundon Waste Management, has today (March 29) published its first Sustainability Report, setting out its goals and future sustainability strategy.
The 12-page document outlines the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic – identifying six key areas for the business to focus its sustainability action plans and reporting. These include the circular economy; low carbon future; social responsibility; and business development and innovation.
Managing Director, Steve Greig, explains: “Sustainability has always been at the heart of our business but as we continue to grow and expand, we recognised the need to put a sustainability roadmap in place.
“It is no longer enough to simply talk about sustainability, we have to live it and demonstrate that we are making a difference. This report defines our strategy, communicates our values in a way which is both informative and proactive, and sets targets for ongoing improvement.
“We are proud to share this with our partners, suppliers and customers and believe it will become a platform from which we can continue to build new success stories and partnerships around the world.”
The report, available to download here has been produced by environmental industry expert Martin Crow, who joined the company as a consultant in 2020 to lead its sustainability programme.
O.C.O is currently working towards attainment of the BRE’s BES 6001 certification in responsible sourcing of construction products and achieving an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which focuses on the life-cycle environmental impact of products.
The company has led the way in commercialising its Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) process, treating Air Pollution Control residues (APCr) from the Energy from Waste (EfW) sector with waste carbon dioxide gas to enable the permanent capture of significant amounts of CO2.
O.C.O was the first to manufacture a truly carbon negative artificial aggregate – known as Manufactured LimeStone (M-LS) – on a commercial scale and it is now using its expertise in carbon capture and the mineralisation of CO2 to look at the potential carbonation of other forms of waste.