Sustainability means building for today and tomorrow without depleting future resources. Geneva Rock Products, Inc. seeks to balance the economic, social and environmental impacts of construction today with the understanding that such work will have an effect on the future.
We believe it is important to achieve sustainable development. Environmental awareness includes a proactive effort of lowering emissions and other environmental impacts related to the company’s ongoing operations. Geneva Rock’s emphasis on social responsibility entails providing employees with qualities of life that support healthy work conditions.
Geneva Rock has a commitment not only to its employees, but also to the community. That commitment is to protect the environment, facilitate employee health and safety, encourage responsible business practices and cultivate community partnerships.
Geneva Rock Products was the first in the industry to invest over $8 million in a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station and fleet of 25 CNG Ready-Mix Concrete Trucks. The new fueling station is located on their property in South Salt Lake, and can fill all 25 trucks simultaneously. The new cleaner-running CNG fleet has significantly lower emissions than its diesel counterparts: 50% less fine particulate matter and 90% less carbon monoxide. Geneva Rock’s investment into clean air and sustainable practices is even more significant as it is among the largest air quality investments made by any construction company in the state of Utah.
Geneva Rock’s CNG trucks will be the largest fleet of concrete mixers in the state, and perhaps the only one. Geneva Rock is the first ready-mix contractor to own and operate a natural gas filling station in the state of Utah. The CNG filling station and fleet are just part of the company’s $30 million clean air initiative to help improve Utah’s air quality.
In addition to this announcement, Geneva Rock donated $25,000 to the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) to support their grants and education programs in 2017.