Mammoet has received an Environmental Award at this year’s Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) conference in Boca Raton, Florida. The award is presented by the SC&RA to a member organization that demonstrates an outstanding contribution to environmental protection. Mammoet reportedly won the award this year for increasing the sustainability of its business and reducing its environmental footprint.
Mammoet has introduced various initiatives and programs that improve its sustainability performance and help limit the business’ environmental impacts. Sustainability initiatives include the utilization of geothermal heating and cooling, recycled water systems, and LED lighting at new facilities, the company states. Recycling and waste management programs have also been implemented within the organization. In Edmonton, Canada, the Mammoet office benefits from a recycling program run in partnership with Chrysalis, a social enterprise that provides jobs for disadvantaged people. Mammoet Canada is a certified Green Business.
Other sustainability innovations include tracking vehicle emissions using GPS to assist in reducing vehicle idling across the fleet, and Mammoet continues to invest in the development of products that reduce environmental impact. For example, EnviroMat is a product that improves soil-bearing capacity for heavy-lifting projects without the need to transport gravel, mats, or concrete slabs to a project site. Mammoet is also seeking to reduce its use of endangered hardwoods by developing a new type of jacking beam made from a bamboo composite.