Resource Efficiency Action Plans

The 2020 strategy commitment is to: Develop a Material and Resource Efficiency Programme to inform best practice across the life cycle of concrete in the built environment.

The Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP) initiative is a collaboration of the clay, precast concrete and ready-mixed concrete sectors. The framework used to establish the actions is based on the lifecycle of a construction product in line with EN 15804: Manufacture; Logistics & Packaging, Design for Use and Reuse, Construction, and Demolition.

The REAPs were developed through a process of stakeholder engagement with the aim of assisting the supply chain in identifying and creating an actionable strategy for improving resource efficiency. The action plans identify key challenges and actions that each sector and its supply chain need to address in order to make improvements in resource efficiency.
The initiative has encouraged further collaboration in the supply chain, for example the sectors have worked with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) to update Demolition and Refurbishment Information Data Sheets (DRIDS) which help identify recyclable materials in demolition sites and put contractors in touch with outlets for the materials. DRIDS for our products are available from  the NFDC at, listed within the INERT product listing or search for:
I2 – Concrete
I3 – Bricks
I4 – Concrete Blocks
I5 – Precast Concrete Products
I9 – Roof tiles

For an overview of Resource Efficiency Action Plans download here
To download the full REAP for Precast Concrete download here
To download the full REAP for Ready-Mixed Concrete download here


The Fourteenth Concrete Industry Sustainability Performance Report

Relevant links

Precast Concrete REAP

Ready-Mixed Concrete REAP