<strong>Tarmac invites submissions to its 2022 Innovation Challenge</strong>

Tarmac is inviting submissions to its third annual Innovation Challenge, open to existing and new suppliers, university teams and all organisations and individuals with an idea to support the acceleration of the company’s journey to net zero.

For this year’s challenge, entrants are being encouraged to submit ideas focusing on energy efficiency or innovation resulting in improvements for the industry. The winning entry will then be brought to life in partnership with the UK’s leading sustainable construction solutions company, as it builds on significant progress in embedding sustainability across all of its operations, delivering emissions reduction and maximising the reuse of materials.

Jonathan Harry, Tarmac’s procurement director, said: “Collaborative working is absolutely key in identifying and bringing forward innovation that supports decarbonisation. There is a huge amount of creativity, energy and potential within our supply chain and beyond, and we’d encourage anyone with an idea – however big or small – to get involved.”

Since launching the first innovation challenge in 2019 Tarmac has brought forward a range of ideas in partnership with suppliers, from reduced plastic packaging through to bespoke electric vehicles and totally new-to-market innovations.

The company is committed to supporting the delivery of a lower carbon built environment and has set out ambitious goals to achieve by 2030 and beyond in its ACT Sustainability Strategy.

Responses to the Innovation Challenge can be submitted online at https://crh.eu.brightidea.com/TARMAC2022 by 3 October 2022. Finalists will be reviewed by a panel of internal subject matter experts – with the eventual winner unveiled during Tarmac’s Supplier Sustainability Week, which commences on 7 November 2022.

For further information, visit https://crh.eu.brightidea.com/TARMAC2022

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About Tarmac

Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Tarmac combines the knowledge and expertise of two of the construction industry’s most iconic brands: Tarmac, the pioneers of the modern road and Blue Circle, the company that patented Portland Cement.

Our innovative products and solutions not only safely deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future. We have contributed to some of the UK’s biggest construction projects, including The Sainsbury Laboratory, Wembley Stadium, Heathrow Terminal 5, Blackpool Sea Defences, The Shard and London 2012.

The company has over 150 years of experience and directly employs around 7,000 people across a nationwide network of over 400 sites. Our solutions span aggregates, asphalt, cement, lime, readymix concrete, offsite manufacture, road contracting, highways maintenance and infrastructure services, building products and recycling services. This unique combination of people, technology and assets enables us to offer customers unrivalled choice, innovation and flexibility. www.tarmac.com

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