Sustainable governance

Eurobitume is carrying out longterm work to help the organisation’s members to prepare for upcoming challenges as the conditions change in the market. One example is the decision to form the Bitumen Sustainability Steering Group (BSSG), chaired by Carl Robertus from Nynas.

The group will bring together expertise from member companies in order to govern and provide guidance in the area of sustainability. Subjects to be highlighted include reuse, climate footprint and the use of secondary materials, and naturally also the general sustainability benefits of bitumen. All of the activities will be collated in three workflows: Product Life Cycle Aspects, Secondary Materials and Climate Change/Circularity/ Sustainability.

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The information produced by the group will have a scientific basis and offer a realistic, balanced view of how bitumen can contribute to sustainable development. All aspects should be considered, not only technical and socioeconomic, but also those relating to HSE. This in turn makes it possible to identify specific themes for further investigation, to present action plans and to develop communication tools for different target groups.

“Within the industry, we know that our products can contribute to sustainable development, but that insight is not known in many parts of society in general. This is why it’s important that the activities initiated by the BSSG really do show that bitumen and asphalt are among the most sustainable construction products in the market,” concludes Carl Robertus.

Projects

PMB with biogenic material reduces climate impact

Nypol RE is a newly developed, polymer-modified bitumen with biogenic material that increases the useful life of the pavement while reducing climate impact.

Noted

Bitumen to focus on core European markets

The world is changing at a rapid pace, and Nynas is now taking strategic steps to strengthen its competitiveness in core markets. Nynas will create a business footprint focusing on customers in the naphthenics and bitumen market in Europe, and significantly improve efficiency to deliver a competitive customer experience. Furthermore, Nynas will focus on four strategic sustainability areas: product development, environment and climate change, health and safety as well as people and society.

Safety

Appreciated Safety Day in Norway

To minimise the risk of accidents and injuries when loading and unloading bitumen, Nynas holds annual driver meetings.

Interview

Brains of Nynas: Sarah Badley

Sarah Badley works as Bitumen Sales Manager, covering the North of England, but is also responsible for the Nynas Bitumen Customer Service Centre in the UK. She joined Nynas in 2014, having spent many years working in the motor industry with brands including Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Find out what's on her mind.

Noted

All the key players are working together to achieve the best possible result.

Katri Eskola, Specialist Road Maintenance Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Talking point: The COVID-19 pandemic


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