AfPA Sustainability Framework for Asphalt (SF4A)

The role of the bituminous product industry in promoting sustainability and reducing our environmental impacts has been advanced by the development of the principles for the AfPA Sustainability Framework for Asphalt (SF4A).

The framework is based on Circular Economy concepts, including life cycle thinking and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approaches, considers the UN Sustainability Development goals and recognises the role the industry plays in society’s key waste reduction requirements.

What is the AfPA ‘SF4A’?

AfPA SF4A is a key pillar of a broader Sustainability Strategy that enables Road Authorities and other stakeholders to define best practice, quantify sustainability achievements, embed sustainability metrics into procurement, and reward the industry for continuous improvement initiatives and investment they undertake.

The Framework is designed to assist procurers of asphalt solutions to select from organisations demonstrating sustainable production processes leading to reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and maximising the use of RAP and other secondary materials.

How does the AfPA SF4A work?

AfPA encourages procurement agencies to adopt the SF4A to set quantifiable metrics and benchmarks for the reduction in environmental impacts associated with asphalt production and operations as part of their normal tendering processes.

The AfPA SF4A also permits individual members to assess their operations in terms of their sustainability across Asphalt Production | Organisation | Project Delivery

The SF4A has been developed through consultation across the industry and is now available for use by industry members and stakeholders.

More information

Click HERE to view Embedding Sustainability in Asphalt Procurement.

For more information on the AfPA SF4A in your State, please email admin@afpa.asn.au or contact your relevant State Executive Director.

Night works of Crumb Rubber Modified Open Graded Asphalt being laid on the Sunshine Coast