Independent Concrete Ltd. Paves the Way to a Cleaner, Greener Future
November 1, 2023 – Victoria, BC – Independent Concrete Ltd. (ICL), a long-time supplier of concrete products for commercial, residential, and industrial projects throughout Greater Victoria, has partnered with veritree, a data-driven, restorative platform that connects nature-based solutions with mission-driven companies ready to lead the restorative economy.
Todd Hanson, General Manager of Independent Concrete Ltd., explained. “We have committed to support the planting of 60,000 post-fire trees in the Cariboo Region of BC over the next three years. This partnership with veritree provides confidence that the impacts of our efforts in investing in nature-based solutions are real, measured, and verified. Through this partnership, we are assured that the right trees are planted in the right place and the trees, once planted, stay on the ground as intended. Our goal is to be carbon neutral between our Total Embodied Carbon Footprint reduction initiatives through our Redi-Green® products and the sequestering CO2 benefit of verified tree planting that lasts the lifetime of the trees.”
“With the devastating forest fires experienced throughout the province this year,” said Hanson, “the long-term benefit of verified tree planting will deliver significant value beyond CO2 sequestration: providing financial value to the communities through the people hired to plant the new trees, as well as benefits through restored ecosystem services such as restored wildlife habitats and improved soil fertility and erosion control.”
“veritree is proud to partner with Redi-Green® to drive forward a vision where nature and industry coalesce to create a healthier and more sustainable world,” said Derrick Emsley, CEO of veritree. “By leveraging nature-based solutions, Redi-Green® brings measurable and far-reaching positive impact to its community and home and business owners in British Columbia, helping to build a restorative future.”
Developed in Victoria by Independent Concrete Ltd., Redi-Green® is an eco-concrete that conforms to municipal Low-Carbon Concrete requirements. The innovative approach replaces nearly one-third of Portland cement with Supplementary Cementitious Materials (such as fly ash or slag), saving the equivalent of 6,000,000 Kg. of C02 emissions from the environment. By recapturing unused material, Redi-Green® adds over 2 million kilograms of recycled aggregates into the mix and saves over 3 million litres of fresh water annually by reusing the valuable resources.
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About Independent Concrete Ltd.
Established in 1998, Independent Concrete Ltd. delivers high-quality concrete products to residential, commercial, and municipal construction projects throughout the Capital Region District as well as for projects contracted to the Department of National Defense and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
veritree is a data-driven, restorative platform that connects nature-based solutions with mission-driven companies ready to lead the restorative economy. With on-the-ground monitoring and blockchain verification, veritree improves transparency and trust through data and tools that revitalize ecosystems, strengthen communities, and build climate solutions.
The success behind tentree’s planting program, veritree scales consumer-centric programs between planting organizations and corporations around the world. veritree’s mission is to restore the planet – planting and verifying one billion trees within the decade. For more information, visit veritree.com.
Todd Hanson, General Manager, Independent Concrete Ltd.,
765 Industrial Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6E2