As we begin to experience the long-term consequences of exponential industrial growth and energy use, we must act to reverse these effects and prevent further damage, ensuring we have healthy places to live for generations to come.
The environmental impact of concrete has been under the spotlight for years. After all, it is the second most used resource on the planet, after water. Advances in precast technology have focused not only on lessening concrete’s environmental impact, but also on making it a sustainable choice for construction. We are one of few manufacturers to have an established cradle-to-cradle process for waste minimization.
A sustainable transport system
Vehicle emissions have been a significant part of the climate change conversation. Sustainable transport systems make a positive contribution to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the communities they serve. For example, we are active in Denmark and Sweden. Boat transports are often used there rather than trucks. That saves a lot of kilometers and CO2 emissions.
For Willy Naessens Group, it means committing to environmentally sustainable practices to help build thriving communities and secure future growth potential.
Zero water discharge status
Water is the basis for our products. Managing it sustainably is now self-evident. Consumption is strictly limited to the bare essentials for all concrete plants within the Group. But we go much further! Each concrete factory within our Group has its own water filter system with post-treatment. All waste water from all processes in our plants is collected, filtered, post-treated and completely reused! This means that all our plants have a zero discharge status, which is unique within the sector on this scale.