Sustainability is a key priority for GD Harries and with the UK Government’s pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, we are committed to playing our part in achieving this by supplying our customers with low carbon ready-mix concrete.
Concrete is a highly valued building product and, as the most used material on the planet, it also contributes a significant amount of CO2 to the atmosphere, with most of its carbon emissions resulting from one of its main components, cement.
As a major supplier of ready-mix concrete products in South Wales, we have addressed this issue by using Greenbloc technology, which reduces the percentage of Portland cement clinker in our ready-mix concretes and uses ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS), which has a significant effect on lowering the embodied carbon.
Greenbloc has been developed by companies within SigmaRoc, with a focus on finding alternatives to Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) to reduce the carbon footprint of cement. The group provides low and ultra-low carbon concrete solutions across a range of precast and ready-mix concrete businesses.