Environmental Responsibility

Comply, at a minimum, with all applicable environmental legislation and continually improve our environmental stewardship.

  • Ensure that our employees and contractors respect environmental responsibilities.
  • Proactively address the challenges and opportunities of climate change.
  • Optimize our use of energy and resources through efficiency gains and recycling.
  • Promote environmentally driven product and process innovation and new business opportunities.
  • Be good neighbors in the many communities in which we operate.

Warm-mix Asphalt
Asphalt mixtures are critical infrastructure building materials. They consist of a blend of approximately 95 percent stone and sand, heated and bound together with bituminous asphalt. As concern for our environment grows new technologies are becoming more important. Warm-mix asphalt has been developed to lower the production and placement temperature of traditional hot-mix asphalt. It results in the reduction of energy consumption as well as plant emissions, and increases the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement.

Restoration Projects
Environmental stewardship requires the use of stone products for projects like this one in Colorado near the Continental Divide and the headwaters of the 77-mile Eagle River. The restoration project used a coordinated program of bank stabilization, stream channel improvements, riparian vegetation establishment and improved land use management to improve the habitat.

Porous Pavement
In keeping with its commitment to stay on the cutting edge of technological advances in the paving industry, Oldcastle Materials is installing porous pavement, which allows rain to move through asphalt and into a rock layer placed below the pavement.

Improving Biodiversity Through Wildlife Habitat Sites
In 2004 Oldcastle Materials established a partnership with Wildlife Habitat Council, a conservation organization that helps corporations and other groups to establish wildlife habitat sites on their lands to preserve and enhance biodiversity. Oldcastle has sites in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Vermont.


Social Responsibility

Oldcastle Materials is an involved, engaged civic partner in the communities where we live and work. Our companies strive to safeguard the health, safety and environmental well-being of their neighborhoods, and our employees have close personal ties with their local schools, churches and businesses.

We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity International and local Habitat affiliates across the nation in their mission to provide affordable housing for all. In 2010, Oldcastle sponsored a Habitat home build in Atlanta and employees volunteered their time and effort over a seven-week period to help a young single mom. Oldcastle also donated concrete block, Sakrete®, pavers, countertops by Oldcastle Surfaces and bagged mulch.

Whether hosting high school students for educational tours or developing the next green building material, Oldcastle Materials proactively seeks ways to strengthen relationships and improve outcomes in our communities. Click here to find out how Oldcastle concrete mixer trucks serve as “moving billboards” for local nonprofits.


The Northwest Divsions strives to provide the safest work environment for employees. Our goal is to make safety and job performance inseparable.  This is evident with our award winning Safety Leadership Project on Job Site Evaluation.   Our commitment to safety is based on three Safety Core Values; Zero Fatalities, Zero Incidents and an Employee Driven Safety Culture.  We will attempt not to simply comply with federal and state safety standards, our goal is to exceed the standards for the benefit our employees.  We trust and verify our managers, supervisors and employees are taking a “Beyond Compliance” approach to safety in their daily tasks.  

The Job Site Evaluation Program involves all components of our product delivery system to conduct risk assessments.  The program ensures the delivery of our products will be completed in a safe and efficient manner.  By involving everyone in our safety program we create the team needed to be safe and efficient.  TRACK is our key way of conducting risk assessment and is a process we expect everyone to follow.


Think through the task
Recognize the hazards
Assess the risks
Control the hazards
Keep safety first in all tasks

We consider the safeguarding of our employees, customers, business associates, and the public to be our priority.  We appreciate the commitment of our employees as well as our customers’ efforts to accomplish this.