Tarmac CZ - responsible miner
Social responsibility is the commitment of Tarmac CZ a. s. to behave ethically and to
contribute to economic growth, but also to make effort in improving the life in the region as
the whole, i.e. nature, environment, sustainable development, coexistence with local
community and its employees with their families.
“The company Tarmac CZ is not insensitive to natural environment.”
Tarmac CZ a. s., in the turn of the year 2004/2005, was integrated among the most significant mining companies in the Czech Republic and the fact that other producers and processors of raw materials in the Czech Republic focus their attention to the firm´s procedures, could be expected.
Tarmac CZ a. s. has an adequate potential, so it can govern the direction of other development in the key areas of raw material processing. This can be seen not only when the best technologies during mining and processing of raw materials are used and applied, when we provide new services to our customers, but also in the social area.
The main scope of Tarmac CZ a. s. with the official seat in Liberec is excavation of raw materials and their consequential processing. The company can clearly realize that its activities appreciably interfere into the country nature and influence the nearest surrounding of sites and environment as well. Our company specified internal ecological regulations that contravene in many ways the requirements of current legal principles of the state, so the negative impact is decreased as much as possible. The system of environmental protection is a part of the firm´s strategy and working according to ČSN ISO 14001 is a commonplace for us.Not only are our employees obliged to fulfill these regulations, but also contractors who provide their services in the sites.
Coexistence with the SurroundingCooperation and permanent communication with authorities of the state autonomy help to crate “bridges” between Tarmac CZ a. s. and inhabitants, who live in the surrounding. One of the tools of this cooperation are three-year plans for communication with the surrounding, which help in the area of the activities of the company. This communication is in fact information about the firm´s activities and intentions provided to local authorities, public and technical help to villages. Open days and excursions for technical and laical public enable to understand better the ways of excavation with the help of modern technologies and persuade about economical and safe processing of raw materials in relation to the environment. The support of children and youth sport and culture activities in villages helps not only to healthy development of future generations, but also to good relationships with villages and their inhabitants.
Safety and Health Protection
Safety and health protection is the basis of each activity. Despite the progress in 21st century, the mining area is still strongly connected with human factor and its physical involvement in the mining process and in processing of raw materials. Lives and health not only of our employees, but also of suppliers and subscribers, belong among the priorities, which we aim a big attention on. The points of departure are: cognizance of responsibility for lives and health as the most valuable values and traditions of mining operations in the Czech Republic. Thank to these traditions we have acquired adequate respect to natural laws that significantly influence safe situations during excavation of raw materials, experiences of our employees and other colleagues in the team of Tarmac Group. From these points of departure, the tools for reaching the goals in the area of safety and health protection arise, and the target for the year 2005 and the following years is to work without any injuries.
Company´s Magazine “Word of Stone”
This magazine successfully contributes not only to the foreknowledge of our employees, but also to wider public and information media in the area of our environment, and also in the area of other charitable activities and general social responsibility of the company, which is a part of the business strategy of the whole company Tarmac CZ a. s. Apart from this magazine, the company publishes different unscheduled publications, for example “Stone around us” or “In what way and why stone is excavated”, and many other publications that relate to our environment, safety of work and other themes for example “Guide of health” etc.
Health & Safety of Children above all
In agreement with the safety politics of Tarmac CZ a. s., which are implemented into the sites, a new project has been announced - “More safety for children on roads”. Children from nursery schools in the surrounding of our sites were equipped with reflective vests for free, which increase their visibility during their walks and during their movement on roads. Tarmac CZ a. s. has decided to help to all owners of children´s sandpits and has had a detailed analysis of sand carried out from the sandpit in Horní Řasnice. On the basis of these analyses the sand was labeled as satisfactory according to all requirements of the decree of the Ministry of Public Health Czech Republic, No. 135/200, the collection of law, and this sand can be used for playing purposes outside children´s sandpits. During the celebration of the Children´s day, Tarmac CZ a. s. sent to all nursery schools dockets for free consumption of healthy sand from the sandpit in Horní Řasnice. More than 80 nursery schools have used this offer and they have taken away 314,4 tonnes of sand in the total value of CZK 50 000,-.
Thanks to our mining activities we have a unique opportunity to discover more about our ancestors and their history.
The quarry of Plaňany hhides rich discoveries from the all periods of
prehistory. Archeological searching in the quarry of Plaňany started in 1998. In the area of
6 000 square meters, 10 different objects were found, 9 of them were settlements and 1 was a
skeleton grave. Cultures that were discovered in this area are from the Palaeolithic and from
the Roman Age. Despite the fact that the skeleton from the grave was not in a good condition,
it gives an image of the way of burying in those days. In this almost circular hole, whose
diameter is 120 cm, the corpse was put in a slouched position on its right side. In the
burial ground, no charity was found. Anthropological search confirmed that the corpse was a
man in the age between 20 and 40 years probably from the Elder Bronze Age. The exact period
is not possible to determine, because no other materials from those days were found.
Pňovany JJewish cemetery in the northwest part of the excavated area.
The location of the cemetery, whose entry was probably from the quarry, was selected with an amazing feeling for nature. When we look in a more detailed way, we can find a number of valuable gravestones from different periods. A large part of a bulwark is preserved and it is possible to determine a ceremonial house at the entrance. It is a very quaint loca