Paving The Way Forward® Through Environmental Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance

Our ESG Commitment

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles are at the core of everything we do at Associated Asphalt. Since our founding in 1948, we have operated from a central point of environmental sustainability, conduct business with the highest ethical standards, and actively engaged with the communities where we do business. As we look to the future, we will continue to be transparent and remain focused on expanding our ESG efforts in three primary areas:

We are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner to reduce our impact on climate change, conserve natural resources and operate in compliance with environmental regulations. We are committed to sustainability across all aspects of our business and our communities.

We are committed to being a socially responsible employer by fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion across our business and supporting our local communities. We will actively seek opportunities to educate and build a workforce that is representative of all groups, ethnicities, and genders.

We are committed to building a culture dedicated to ethical business behavior and responsible corporate activity. Governance and oversight with an unwavering commitment to key stakeholders is vital to our success.

Providing Sustainability Through Our Products

Associated Asphalt is committed to innovation leading to the development of new, more durable environmentally friendly products while using less energy to manufacture, store, and apply our asphalt products. We aim to produce products that last longer and are completely recyclable, thus conserving resources. We seek to maintain existing operations, limiting environmental exposure of raw materials and products by using a combination of buildings and completely enclosed tank and piping systems.

By innovating processes and product development, Associated Asphalt continually improves existing products by searching for and using safer, more environmentally friendly alternate materials. We also create new methods to conserve energy and minimize adverse environmental impacts. We test new processes in the lab and perform pilot runs before production approval.

Through the innovation of processes and product development, we conserve energy and resources while we continually improve processes by focusing on sustainable efforts to protect the environment. Many of our staff participate in industry organizations, working at the forefront of industry innovations while also improving our knowledge base. Some of the organizations we are active in include the following:

Asphalt Institute
National Asphalt Pavement Association
Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association
Association of Modified Asphalt Producers
Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance
Southeastern Asphalt User/Producer Group
North East Asphalt User/Producer Group
International Liquid Terminal Association

Social Responsibility is Good for Business

At Associated Asphalt, we believe that social responsibility is good for business. It helps us to attract and retain top talent, build strong relationships with our customers, and create a positive reputation for our company. 

Community Engagement

Our culture promotes active engagement in local communities. Through financial support and volunteerism, Associated Asphalt makes a difference.

In 2022, we launched our Days of Service program. We provided every one of our employees 8 hours of compensated time annually to engage in activities they are passionate about in their local communities.

Charitable Support

Through individual and group efforts, we have demonstrated a strong commitment to active engagement. We stay true to our values and our community by playing an active role in the organizations that drive the socio-economic environment in which we thrive. These are just some of the organizations we support in our local communities.

American Red Cross logo. Associated Asphalt's Corporate Citizenship
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway logo. Associated Asphalt's Corporate Citizenship
Roanoke Valley SPCA logo. Associated Asphalt's Corporate Citizenship

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our company actively attracts and retains the very best employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans of all ethnicities and genders. A dynamic, diverse culture stimulates thought and innovation and is essential to living out our core values. To continue building this robust culture, we actively partner with organizations to recruit strong, diverse candidates for the company. Our recruitment partners include the following:

  • Veterans in Trucking
  • Next Gen Trucking
  • Total Action for Progress
  • Second Chance Programs (by State)
  • Veterans Florida
  • Departments of Rehabilitative Services (by State)
  • Diversity-Centric Employment Organizations
  • Women in Construction
  • Women of Asphalt
  • Virginia Women Veterans
  • State-based Employment Agencies

Corporate Governance

Associated Asphalt commits to ethical business practices in every business area.

EEO/Affirmative Action – As a Federal Contractor, we are an Affirmative Equal/Equal Opportunity employer. Legal counsel reviews the company’s Affirmative Action Plan and related activities annually. Likewise, Associated Asphalt is registered with the OFCCP Compliance Portal.

Ethics Hotline – Associated Asphalt provides employees with a confidential hotline to report any potential violations of the company’s core values, ethics, or business practices. Reports to the hotline are completely confidential and will enable the company to address and investigate employee concerns which may affect not only those internal to the company but also our customers and vendors. The hotline may be accessed by phone or online:

Call 888-706-1501 or access online at
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Harassment Prevention – Associated Asphalt partners with Inspired eLearning to deliver regular ongoing harassment prevention and diversity education to all of our employees.

Transport Prevention – Associated Asphalt employs licensed Class A CDL drivers for transporting asphalt and related products to customer locations. The company complies with federal and state Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements.

Antitrust Training – Associated Asphalt provides all applicable employees regular, ongoing Antitrust compliance training.

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