Transport

Performance indicator: CO2 Emissions

CO2 emissions of the total delivery transport through the industry supply chain (kg CO2/tonne)

Within the concrete supply chain, some elements of transport are relatively simple to measure; others are more complex potentially involving multiple modes of delivery, sub-contracted vehicles scheduling return loads to make efficient use of vehicles.
 
This indicator of kg CO2/tonne is calculated from the conversion of concrete data and proportioned materials delivery (to a construction site) data using DEFRA carbon factors. The value for 2016 was 7.3 kg CO2/tonne.
 
In 2016 the average delivery distance for all concrete was 46 km (or 28.8 miles). The average delivery distance for all raw materials for concrete was 72 km.


 

Further information on the CO2 emissions indicator can be found in the full report.

Find out about the joint commitment between MPA and the Rail Freight Group
 
These indicators are part of the Carbon section of the report and 2020 Strategy Commitments. An update on our Carbon commitments.

Publications

Ninth Concrete Industry Sustainability Performance Report



Summary of Concrete Performance Indicators, MPA The Concrete Centre, published March 2018
​This document gives an update of performance indicators using 2016 data. More information on the results will be supplied in the full 10th Performance Report, to be published in summer 2018.

Relevant links

MPA website - transport

MPA Cement - carbon reduction strategy