" A sustainable Aggregates Industry for a sustainable Europe "

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Our Vision

  • Our Vision is a Sustainable Industry for a Sustainable Europe.
  • Our Mission is to be the Industry champion and a trusted Partner
  • Our Core Values are to be Open, Transparent and Honest

Our Ambitions

 

1. To place excellence in health and safety at the centre of our activities with an objective of “Zero harm” to all Industry’s employees, contractors and sub-contractors and visitors.


2. To ensure sustainable access to primary local resources, optimising transport, with the aim of landuse for extraction to be recognised as an activity of
public interest similar to agriculture, forestry, water and nature which should receive the same priority.


3. To develop the “circular economy” through efficiency, recycling and restoration to demonstrate the contribution of the Aggregates Industry to the
Circular Economy.


4. To assist in improving a streamlined national landuse planning and permitting policy to encourage and assist all UEPG Members to have a national aggregates planning policy in place.


5. To create and maintain a level-playing-field through consistent implementation of EU law with the aim of consistent implementation and enforcement
of existing EU/national legislation.


6. To promote the compatibility of aggregates extraction and the environment, with the objective for UEPG to assist its Members in achieving that responsible aggregates extraction should not be automatically prohibited for environmental reasons.


7. To improve public awareness of aggregates extraction as beneficial to society for every UEPG Member to have a national public relations campaign in place to ensure positive appreciation of the benefits of the sector to society.


8. To promote the added value of the Aggregates Industry for local communities, with the objective to encourage UEPG Members to undertake public events, develop communication tools and PR training.


9. To showcase the Industry as an attractive career, in particular for young people and to encourage UEPG Members to raise awareness in public relations, job agencies and educational institutions about the career opportunities for both genders.


10. To ensure responsible sourcing and excellence in customer service and satisfaction to get Industry recognised as a trusted and responsible supplier
of goods and services with all its customers in the downstream sectors, particularly the concrete and asphalt industries.


The 10 above ambitions are part of the Vision 2020 Brochure at www.uepg.eu/publications/special-editions. Now, there is also a French and Spanish verion.