capture specialist O.C.O Technology has today, 29th March, published
its first Sustainability Report, setting out its goals and future
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
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.
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.
currently working towards attainment of the BRE’s BES 6001 certification in
sourcing of construction products and achieving an Environmental
Product Declaration (EPD), which focuses on the life-cycle environmental impact
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.