Why is the report important?
James Hardie’s 2021 Sustainability Report,Building Sustainable Communities, outlines its sustainable future, company commitments and significant progress made to date in four key areas: Communities, Environment, Innovation, and Zero Harm. This framework is supported with measurable goals and metrics in each of the four key areas, including goals for greenhouse gas reduction, diversity, environmental product declarations and safety.
James Hardie’s sustainability strategy, which was formalized in fiscal year 2021 (FY21), is integrated with its global strategy for value creation and operational performance.
What does the report highlight?
At James Hardie, building sustainable local communities is at the forefront of their strategy. They recognize their ability to impact the communities in which they live and work. While maintaining a global mindset, they put great care into how their business affects local communities. They contribute to local communities by sourcing, employing, delivering, and giving locally. In FY21, they:
We are committed to be responsible and accountable for our impact on the environment and to prioritize the management of waste, water, energy and emissions. We provide products that help to build better homes, that have a lower impact on our environment and are built to last. We continue to minimize energy intensity and waste generation while delivering a high-value product as a strong alternative to traditional building materials. By sourcing and supplying locally, the company maintains a small inbound and outbound shipping footprint, helping to further minimize greenhouse gas emissions. In FY21, we:
James Hardie is a leading global innovator in home exterior solutions, using new technologies to produce high-quality, sustainable products with endless design possibilities. Their fiber cement delivers superior life expectancy, driving down environmental impacts and meeting demand for high- quality sustainable products. They believe that through innovation they can drive continuous improvement of their energy consumption, water utilization, waste reduction and overall impact on the environment. In FY21, they:
At James Hardie, safety is a non-negotiable value for business success, and they prioritize the protection of the people and those who interact with their products. The goal is to continuously improve year over year and to be recognized for world class safety. They believe that value creation means nothing without a safe environment for all employees. In FY21, James Hardie:
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