* Indicators marked with „*” was subject of a assurance engagement by an independent auditor.
Within the Budimex Group it is possible to effectively manage the demand for materials and raw materials as well as their recycling owing to having a consumption monitoring system in place, which is used to optimise material consumption and to reduce the amounts of waste generated. This process is called VE (value engineering) and facilitates the reduction of the costs and waste apart from using materials rationally. This, in turn, is of significance when limiting the adverse influence of a project on the environment, while deriving business benefits at the same time.
The raw materials and materials the Budimex Group uses most frequently, depending on their operations, include plain and modified road asphalt, cement, concrete, steel, hydraulic binders, lime powder, asphalt aggregate (including sand and grit), construction aggregate (sand, gravel), road aggregate (sand, grit, etc.), hydro-technical stone and crushed stone ballast. Whereas the following are re-processed: slag, rock winning, cement, crushed-stone aggregate for a bituminous mass, crushed-stone aggregate mixes, concrete, steel, wood.
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Construction companies’ activities are correctly associated with a very large scale of materials and raw materials use. Waste is an inseparable element of construction business. Furthermore, most of it cannot be reused, as for example an bituminous mass is a mix of aggregates, binder and fillers, formed as a result of processing petroleum, which is non-renewable. It is alike in the case of cement, concrete, lime powder and many other aggregates which are formed as the products of non-renewable raw materials. The life cycle of constructions is exceptionally long and we do not quite know how they will be managed in the future, in a several dozen years. In the case of their demolition, it is possible to recycle many materials, such as: metal, wood, glass, debris and breakstone. Similarly in the case of road pavements, it can be granulated and reused when replacing or renovating it. Only those materials that find no useful application in given construction work, and particularly hazardous materials, are counted among waste. The waste that is the greatest in quantity is earth, soil, stones, generated during earthworks and site excavations. The amount of waste depends on the number of contracts and their specification.
In 2017, we successfully recycled the following raw materials: