Australia: James Hardie Industries has published its 2021 Sustainability Report, entitled Building Sustainable Communities. The report outlines the group’s sustainable future, commitments and progress to date in four key areas, namely Communities, Environment, Innovation and Zero Harm. The framework uses measurable goals, such as a 40% greenhouse gas reduction between 2019 and 2030, a 5% increase in gender diversity in management positions between 2020 and 2024 and an increase in the proportion of revenues covered by environmental product declarations to 80% from 26% in the 2021 financial year. Formalised in the 2021 financial year, the sustainability strategy is integrated with James Hardie’s global strategy for value creation and operational performance.
Chief executive officer Jack Truong said “Our commitment to building better, more sustainable communities starts by building better homes, with the homebuilding materials of the future.” He added “Our commitment to a sustainable future extends to our James Hardie community, the local communities in which we operate and across the largest shared community of all, our global ecosystem. At James Hardie, we are transforming the way the world builds by offering better, safer and more sustainable products.”