Building Giant Boral Given Lift with Inclusion in Leading Industry Business Magazine, Australia's Best - Published by Bean Media Group in Sydney

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Mattias Fuchs was selected for an exclusive interview on the Boral supply chain and the company was featured in the highly-respected business publication, Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining.

Mattias Fuchs was selected for an exclusive interview on the Boral supply chain and the company was featured in the highly-respected business publication, Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining.

Boral is an integrated, resource-based manufacturing company with strong upstream and downstream positions in building and construction materials markets in Australia, the USA and Asia.

Boral produces and distributes a broad range of construction materials, including quarry products, cement, flyash, pre-mix concrete and asphalt; and building products, including clay bricks and pavers, clay and concrete roof tiles, concrete masonry products, plasterboard, windows and timber.

The company primarily serves customers in the building and construction industries with operations concentrated in three key geographical markets - Australia, the USA and Asia. The Boral Group has leading market positions in all three of these geographic markets.

Boral has operated solely as a construction materials and building products group since the company's demerger in January 2000, when the old Boral Group, which also included an energy business, was demerged into two industry specific listed companies, new Boral and Origin Energy Limited.

A key area in Boral's company objectives is to 'achieve superior returns in a sustainable way'. The company has embraced the need to produce sustainable outcomes and is setting an example within the industry about what needs to be considered in the future.

In 2000/01, Boral developed the Boral Sustainability Diagnostic Tool (BSDT) to assist the company to adopt business practices consistent with the principles of sustainable development in which performance assessments against 20 BSDT elements are undertaken across the businesses every two years. In 2001, a goal was set to reach a level of 'industry specific best practice' by 2007, which Boral achieved in October 2007.

Boral's sustainability priorities include human resources, energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction (or climate change), water conservation, waste management and land protection and rehabilitation as well as social responsibility, including community relations and engagement, external relations and communications and marketplace and supply chain.

The editorial feature that went to press with Australia's Best and Bean Media can be found here: http://beanmedia.com.au/profiles/Boral.pdf.

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