Protecting Habitats

Before the project gets started, we incorporate measures at our jobsites to protect the environment and natural habitats. One example is that of a Florida site development project team taking careful measures to protect the federally protected Burrowing Owl by fencing around the nesting trees during the entire project.

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Protecting the Community

Our efforts to protect the community go beyond our volunteering efforts. At project sites, an example of the safety measures we take include safety barriers to protect workers, neighboring communities, vegetation and habitats. Another example is our Rolled Ankle Protection Program. With this program in place an Atlanta project crushed tons of rock to create safe walking paths for all workers.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

We take measures to reduce our carbon footprint wherever we can. One example is that of a Nashville project that blasted, moved, and crushed rock all onsite. The rock was used for several scope items, alleviating the need for the rock to be hauled from a rock quarry in and out of the project site. Material recycling resulted in lower transportation costs and reduced our carbon footprint. Another example is our onsite equipment repair, which eliminates equipment hauled to be serviced outside the project area. This reduces our carbon footprint and allows equipment to be used more efficiently.

We support sustainability efforts in our projects across our business. An example is that of a most notable project that, once complete, has the potential to reduce emissions by saving 425 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the emission produced by driving more than 1 million miles in a gas-powered car. This project uses a new sustainable concrete injected with carbon dioxide that traps the chemical compound, resulting in a stronger final material while reducing carbon emissions.

  • 90% of Plateau’s fleet is Tier 3 or above
  • 70% of Plateau’s fleet is Tier 4
  • In 2023, we replaced 4% of our pre-emissions fleet with Tier 4 equipment
  • In July 2023 at the Rivian project, we began using a fuel additive Oxon2 – the FUTURE OF FUEL. Oxon2 improves fuel efficiency while dramatically reducing carbon and eliminating almost all NOx and particulate emissions.  We plan to expand the usage of Oxon2 at other Plateau projects in 2024.  It’s a bit of a logistical and dosing challenge, so it’s a gradual rollout to the entire fleet.  Over the course of four months usage of Oxon2 at Rivian project, we experienced almost 7% gain in fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction of 135.37 tons.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inclusion is key. Though we share a common vision and mission, our company is made up of many diverse races, cultures, backgrounds, and genders. We welcome all employees and cherish each as an integral part of our excellence. Every employee brings a unique perspective to the company, and it is through this diversity of history and thought that we are able to best serve our customers and communities.

We strive to instill an inclusive culture that allows all employees the opportunity to thrive, and we believe in building out and strengthening our team by driving diversity of thought.

Our incredible strength comes from our people, in the field at project sites or in the office.

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We are committed to conducting our business with all of our stakeholders ethically and with integrity and full transparency. Visit our Corporate Governance for information.

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