Environmental Policy Statement
Loughran Rock Industries is a family owned aggregates business based at Friary Road, Cladybeg, County Armagh. The Company is a leading provider of crushed stone, concrete blocks and ready-mix concrete in the County Armagh area. It supplies construction materials into both the local building and agricultural sectors. The Company commenced trading in 1984 and the site at Friary Road is the sole operational location of the business. The site covers approximately 40 hectares and comprises the quarry, open ground, processing plant, block-yard, weighbridge, batching plant, a site office and a number of subsidiary buildings. The quarry employs 30 full-time personnel, including drivers, and is operational Monday to Friday, 0730 to 1800 and 0730 to 1230 on Saturday. Output from the quarry is currently in the order of 400,000 tonnes of rock per annum and the remaining reserves are estimated at around 8-10 years
Loughran Rock Industries has identified the maintenance of an Environmental Management System as a key strategic objective, recognising environmental management to be of equal importance to other prime business considerations. Loughran Rock Industries operates to a principle of co-ordinated environmental management based on environmental sustainability.
Loughran Rock Industries is committed to:
Maintaining an ISO14001 compliant EMS, appropriate to its context and encompassing all aspects of the Company’s business activities as identified in the EMS scope which includes: ‘facilities and operations involved in stone quarrying and production of ready-mix concrete and concrete blocks’
Compliance with relevant environmental legislation, regulations and industry codes of practice, including all relevant environmental licences, consents and permits.
Environmental protection including pollution-prevention through operational best practice, stakeholder engagement, waste minimisation, emissions/discharge management, efficient resource use, and natural environment conservation awareness.
Continual environmental performance improvement, by achieving realistic objectives and targets within a systematic management programme context which takes cognisance of risks and opportunities.
Implementing this environmental policy statement across the Company by communicating with and training of employees.
Making this environmental policy statement available to stakeholders and the public.
This Environmental Policy is supported and implemented by senior management of Loughran Rock Industries