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Building a Better Future for All

Our purpose has become our guiding light, defining why we do what we do. One critical way we will deliver on our purpose is by embracing bold sustainability commitments. We are advancing our sustainability commitments with even larger ambitions across the company while putting roadmaps in place to get us there and hold ourselves accountable. Sustainability is a never-ending journey for us. So, we continue to identify and develop solutions that do right by our planet, our people, and the communities where we operate.

Raising our level of ambition

Encouraged by our progress in FY23 and the possibilities of what can be achieved, we have adopted new, more ambitious goals for our carbon footprint, waste, and inclusion and diversity (I&D) initiatives. All of our sustainability goals ensure that James Hardie will continue to positively impact our employees, the customers we serve, and the communities in which we operate.


We create jobs that help drive local economies and aim to attract, develop, engage and retain talent. Our culture promotes inclusion, innovation, equity, performance and growth.


At James Hardie, we are setting ambitious goals as responsible stewards around reducing emissions, minimizing waste, and saving water.

Zero Harm

Our conviction is that every incident is preventable through changing behaviors. We address Zero Harm through a focus on safe people, safe spaces, and safe systems.


At James Hardie, our efforts go beyond product creation; we continue to shape the building industry of the future.

FY23 Highlights

At James Hardie, our efforts go beyond product creation. We continue to shape the building industry and spark inspiration for the homes of the future.


Reducing emissions

We're elevating our goals while actively decreasing our emissions. By 2030, we aim for a significant 42% absolute reduction in Scope 1+2 greenhouse gas emissions compared to our CY21 baseline, striving towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.Learn more
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Saving water

When it comes to water conservation, we're right on track with our goals. By 2030, our aim is to recycle an additional 20 million cubic feet of water annually compared to our baseline in CY19.Learn more
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Minimizing waste

We raised our ambition to zero manufacturing waste to landfill by 2035.Learn more
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Increasing diversity

By FY26, our goals include achieving 30% gender diversity in senior leadership, 25% gender diversity in management, and 30% representation of underrepresented minorities in management (limited to the U.S.). As of FY24, 23% of our management roles are gender diverse.Learn more
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Prioritizing safety

Continuously enhancing our Zero Harm strategy involves an ongoing commitment to refining our organizational culture, operational processes, and systems. It's not just about achieving a safe environment but also about constantly seeking ways to elevate safety standards.Learn more
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Product transparency

By 2030, our aim is for 80% of our revenue to stem from products equipped with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). This commitment underscores our dedication to providing transparent and comprehensive environmental information about our products.Learn more
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