The Lane Construction Corporation is committed to operating and conducting business in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way. This responsibility of environmental stewardship rests with every level of the company, from management to trade workers and everyone in between.
Lane’s environmental program is managed by personnel dispersed throughout the company who specialize in the environmental requirements and responsibilities of the operations in their geographic region. Environmental personnel work together, from plants to projects, to maintain environmental compliance and to keep environmental awareness high in all areas and levels of The Lane Construction Corporation.
Environmental Management System (EMS)
Environmental personnel throughout the company have developed and implemented Lane’s Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS is a tool utilized by the company to give structure and organization to the environmental program and the means to continually evaluate and improve operations. While maintaining compliance with environmental regulations will always be the first and foremost goal for any company’s environmental program, Lane’s EMS has allowed the company to go above and beyond just compliance by providing the framework for setting goals, creating objectives, establishing targets and evaluating the program to ensure goals are met.
Lane’s EMS is based on the ISO 14001 standard and has been successful through adopting the Plan-Do-Check-Act model which facilitates continual improvement. Listed below are just some of the EMS practices that have made Lane successful at achieving one of its core values of protecting and enhancing the environment.
- Reviewing the company's environmental goals
- Analyzing its environmental impacts and legal requirements
- Setting environmental objectives and targets to reduce environmental impacts and comply with legal requirements
- Establishing programs to meet these objectives and targets
- Monitoring and measuring progress in achieving the objectives
- Ensuring employees' environmental awareness and competence
- Reviewing progress of the EMS and making improvements
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Lane is committed to utilizing materials in the most efficient way feasible. The “reduce, reuse, recycle” tenet is the foundation of efforts at Lane and waste generation will continue to be the last option. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that 73 million tons of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) is reused every year. This is more than twice the weight of paper, glass, plastic, and aluminum combined. Asphalt recycling saves a stunning $400 million in road construction costs every year. Lane is committed to the use of RAP at all of its major facilities. The use of RAP at Lane’s hot mix plants conserves thousands of tons of sand, stone (and the resources to extract them), and asphalt each year. The environment is an important consideration to us in the manufacture of our products which include bituminous concrete, construction aggregates, and concrete. Please see the “Materials & Equipment” tab for environmental considerations for our products.
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) 2011 Ecological Award; Westbrook, ME
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) 2011 Outstanding Brochure Award on Recycled Asphalt Shingles; Bangor, ME
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) 2011 Community Involvement Award; Charlotte, ME
National Stone, Sand, & Gravel Association (NSSGA) 2010 Excellence in Community Relations Award for Charlotte, ME Quarry
Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation 2009 & 2012 Stewardship Virginia for Friends of the Occoquan
Virginia Recycling Association 2008 Outstanding Business Recycling Program; Alexandria, VA
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) 2008 Ecological Award; Alexandria, VA
Please contact our local offices for assistance in reducing the environmental impact of your next project.