|As a member of the US Green Building Council, SGM is a proponent of the LEED initiative in the construction materials industry. SGM products may contribute to the qualification of a building / project for LEED certification under Material & Resources section 4.1 & 4.2, section 5.1 & 5.2 as well as Environmental Quality section 4.1 & 4.2.
At SGM we place a high priority in our decision-making processes on the environmental impact of our operation on employees, our community and our customers. We recycle waste (water, cement, aggregates) from manufacturing processes and reuse post-industrial materials. In addition, SGM reduces its carbon footprint by the utilization of compressed natural gas in manufacturing processes. SGM environmental action plan maximizes transporting cost by using low cost alternates to trucking by utilizing rail in both in-bound and out-bound freight.