Vulcan is committed to superior performance in environmental compliance and sustainability — it’s the right thing to do for our communities and for our business. In 2019, Vulcan maintained a citation-free environmental inspection rate of over 98%. We manage land for its complete life cycle, designing mine plans to make possible reclamation projects including water storage, recreational areas, or commercial uses. Our environmental and operations teams are committed to fostering a safe and mutually beneficial coexistence with nature and our communities, while our land management teams identify mitigation opportunities with governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Our efforts to be responsible stewards are good for the communities, have enhanced our operational efficiency, and further improve our ability to generate sustainable, long-term shareholder value.

Vulcan has decreased our greenhouse gas emissions in absolute terms and relative to total revenues and aggregates shipments. Divesting the Company’s cement operations in 2013 produced a major decrease in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Since then, we’ve put in place a retire-and-replace mobile equipment program, pursued energy efficiency measures across our operations, and christened innovative and world-class blue-water ships with pollution controls and systems producing 25% energy savings. Vulcan is committed to building on our legacy of environmental stewardship by identifying the sustainability issues material to our Company, setting measurable goals and targets, and implementing plans to achieve those goals that make sense for our business and are good for the environment.

37% Decrease in Emissions vs. 89% Revenue Growth from 2013 to 20199

Significant Commitment to Environmental Conservation

In 2019, Sac Tun, Vulcan’s major operation in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, launched an ambitious Environmental Strategy that includes a multi-year investment in research, restoration, reforestation, and conservation in partnership with six governmental and non-governmental organizations. Focus areas and projects include:

9 Vulcan exited the cement business in 2013.