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NRMCA Green-Star Program Document Rev. 1.1

 

Introduction

 

The NRMCA Green-Star Program of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has been designed by the Environmental Task Group of the Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee (NRMCA-OES) as a means to support the efforts of the ready mixed concrete industry towards environmental excellence, through the recognition of the use of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a tool for environmental benchmarking and continual improvement, and as a means to recognize those who adhere to essential principals of the environmental and sustainability movement of our industry.
 

The NRMCA Green-Star Program will serve as a useful mechanism to recognize those within the industry who have achieved or are actively working towards environmental excellence and/or a demonstrable reduction of environmental impacts, following the principals of sustainability. It will also provide a formal opportunity for the recognition of those companies through a rigorous, structured certification process capable of withstanding third-party oversight. The foundation of the NRMCA Green-Star program was created in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Highways Partnership and the 10 Guiding Principles of Environmental Stewardship.

 

 

Benefits of NRMCA Green-Star Certification

 

The NRMCA Green-Star Program will recognize those facilities with an Environmental Management System. Some potential benefits of Green-Star Certification include:

  • Favored Status – Customers favor doing business with organizations that are known to be protective of the environment.
     

  • Increased Profits – Organizations will attain savings through its efforts in pollution prevention and waste reduction.
     

  • Improved Efficiency – Sound, consistent environmental management methods will improve profits.
     

  • Community Goodwill – An organization's stand on environmental policy and action may be the most important factor in achieving and maintaining the community’s goodwill.
     

  • Reduction of Liability and Risk – An organization is less apt to have environmental problems by using a proactive EMS that documents results and has continual improvement.

The NRMCA encourages all companies to take a closer look at the NRMCA Green-Star Program and its existing Environmental Management System and start the process of becoming Green-Star Certified.

 

The NRMCA Green-Star Model of Continual Improvement

 

The NRMCA Green-Star Program utilizes a company’s existing Environmental Management System based on the "Plan-Do-Check-Act" model of continual improvement.

 

Considering that the NRMCA Green-Star Program has been created to provide the ready mixed concrete industry with an “industry specific” program that focuses on the unique operational characteristics of the industry, it may therefore serve to fill the gap between industry efforts and other Environmental Management Systems (EMS)-based certification programs (e.g., ISO 14001, etc.). While it is not meant to take the place of such programs, it can serve as an effective alternative to these programs due to its enhanced accessibility to the concrete industry.

 

 

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» Follow the links below to learn about the specific

Green-Star Certifications offered by NRMCA.

NRMCA Green-Star Plant Certification

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» Or, for even more details, CLICK HERE to download an in-depth PDF document on the program.

 

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