Guided by CalCIMA's Environmental Principles, our members seek  excellence in environmental and health and safety performance through  wide ranging efforts in all areas of their operations.

CalCIMA members comply with hundreds of complex county, state, and  federal laws and regulations relating to environment, health and safety. By seeking to meet both the letter and the spirit of these laws, CalCIMA members express their commitment to environmental stewardship,  ethical conduct, and good corporate citizenship.

Nevertheless, aggregate and mineral production are an interim land use. After providing the materials necessary for infrastructure and other  societal needs, the land is reclaimed and restored. In California,  aggregate and mineral producers reclaim land to nearly 50 diverse and  desirable uses, including open space, agriculture, and recreation. Check this site's "Reclamation" page to see how lands are reclaimed, and "Publications" for a reclamation brochure and survey.

CalCIMA members are an integral part of California communities and are  committed to a healthy, attractive, and sustainable future for all of  our children.

CalCIMA Statement of Environmental Principles

The members of CalCIMA produce vital construction materials that support the quality of life enjoyed by California's society. CalCIMA members acknowledge our responsibility to operate in a manner that integrates sustainable environmental protection practices.

CalCIMA Members are encouraged to achieve the objectives defined in the Environmental Principles.

CalCIMA Members:

  • DEDICATED to maintaining a balance between people, the economy, and the environment.
  • PRACTICE environmental responsibility by demonstrating management commitment in engaging and training employees at all levels to meet environmental goals and objectives.
  • PROMOTE integrated environmental management in facilities and operations in order to conserve energy and resources, minimize waste, and protect the environment.
  • RECOGNIZE that environmental protection is consistent with sound business objectives.
  • MONITOR environmental performance on an ongoing basis to identify opportunities for environmental improvements consistent with business plans.
  • PROMOTE the use of recycled products within operations, and work with customers, regulators, and government policymakers to encourage the use of recycled construction materials.
  • ADVOCATE that construction materials production and environmental protection are critical to our quality of life and a sustainable economy.
  • COMMUNICATE our contributions to environmental performance to the community and stakeholders.
  • RECLAIM land used by our operations in an environmentally responsible manner.


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