Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year to raise awareness for our Earth’s environment. This year’s theme was Restore Our Earth, focusing on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot over the last 12 months in the way we both live and work and as we move forwards and recover from it, we are going back to a more sustainable way of life.

“Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is a chance to set the world on a cleaner, greener, more sustainable path,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a statement. “Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to
action. Let’s remind more than ever on this International Mother Earth Day that we need a shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet”.

The future will see a greater shift to more sustainable practices and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is now more important than ever. As a business, we have always been proud to have our
distinctive approach to sustainability at the forefront of everything we do.

As the shift towards a more sustainable way of life takes place, Fortis’s processes in taking a waste and transforming it into a sustainable aggregate for use in construction makes the business an integral part of
the UK’s circular economy.