AGGREGATE & QUARRY ASSOCIATION
Road Map for the Aotearoa New Zealand Quarry Sector
ROAD MAP FOR THE AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND QUARRY SECTOR
Across the economy, New Zealand firms are building ESG (environmental, social, corporate governance) into their strategies for dealing with wide-ranging regulatory reform. Key areas include climate change, workplace health and safety, and resource management.
For the New Zealand quarry sector, the challenge is clear: we need to collectively lift our game on ESG – in other words, on how we measure and manage the environmental, social and ethical expectations of local iwi and our stakeholders.
The Aggregate and Quarry Association has prepared a Road Map for the Aotearoa New Zealand Quarry Sector to deliver on this challenge. This sets out the sector’s material environmental and social impacts, and identifies actions the sector can take, and is taking, to address those impacts. It also has points for government to consider in helping quarry operators meet their ESG objectives.
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ABOUT QUARRYING IN NEW ZEALAND
Aggregates are the most consumed bulk product in the world after water. New Zealand uses 9-10 tonnes of aggregate every year for each adult and child.
To build an average house, you need about 250 tonnes of aggregate - for use in concrete, asphalt, mortar and building products.
The quarry industry is committed to working alongside local communities and follows stringent planning, environmental and operating conditions.