RMC Group, based in Rugby, has won the 2004 European Environment Award in the Process category. The award celebrates special efforts by companies to implement sustainable approaches in their activities, according to EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström. Rugby’s plant General Manager Bob Millard commented: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award in competition with a strong league of finalists from across the European continent.”
Rugby invested in a new high-tech kiln to improve the cement production process and significantly decrease its sulphur dioxide emissions by a factor of more than 25 and raise cement quality. The new production method generates no waste and additional natural resources are required, reducing the company’s environmental impact on the local community.