One of our sustainability goals was to increase our sustainable and innovative products and services. Sustainable products and services are those that not only support economic prosperity, but also environmental and social prosperity.
Some of our sustainable products include recovering and grinding waste shingles and introducing them into new products, emulsion products utilizing renewable oils as well as our cold recycled asphalt mix. These products not only have economic benefits, but also social and environmental benefits such as preserving nonrenewable resources and diverting waste from landfill.
Innovative products and services are those that have been introduced to new customer segments in the last five years. These products and services are considered innovative as they are new to our company in the last five years or have reached new customers or markets.
Over time, changing market conditions have created fluctuations in our level of innovative product and service offerings. Our successes in broadening our resource recovery services and diverting wastes from landfills has contributed to an increase in our sustainable products and services.