A global leader in premium building solutions, James Hardie is committed to minimizing environmental impact, prioritizing the management of waste, water, energy and emissions.
James Hardie is actively working to advance a global sustainability strategy which centers around four core pillars: communities, environment, innovation and Zero Harm. Every year in July, James Hardie’s Sustainability Report provides an up-close look at the progress and goals set forth by leadership.
Jill Kolling, Vice President of ESG and Chief Sustainability Officer, said: “For us, we look at sustainability as a continuous journey. We’re proud of what we’ve done, and we know we have more to do. We really think of it like a journey with no end.”
Earth Month is a time to be mindful of the work still to be done in creating a more sustainable future for all of us. Making better business decisions now can make a big impact. Here are some key initiatives from James Hardie that are happening in different parts of the globe.
In Europe, Fiber Gypsum supports circularity and stores carbon through its lifecycle.
In Australia, removing coal from manufacturing processes resulted in an absolute reduction of 11,827 metric tons of CO2e in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2022. That’s equal to the annual emissions of 6,403 cars in Australia!
In North America, James Hardie is helping rebuild more resilient communities. When devastating tornadoes tore through Kentucky and Tennessee, James Hardie partnered with local chapters of Habitat for Humanity and donated 108,000 sq. ft. of siding, trim and soffit to support the building of 50 homes for families in need. In California, Hardie® products’ non-combustible nature has helped save homes in a wildfire’s path of destruction, see: “Fire Resistant Siding for Rebuilding the Grizzly Flats Community”.
To learn more about how James Hardie is prioritizing sustainability, visit https://www.jameshardie.com/why-hardie/sustainability.