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We are building and sustaining an inclusive culture within our business and supporting the communities where we live and work.

Adding value to our communities

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.


To inspire how communities design, build, and grow today and tomorrow


Building a Better Future for All™


Be the most respected and desired building materials brand in the world

Creating an impact

We invest in the local community and aim to locate the plants close to suppliers, customers, and potential new employees, as well as sustainable transportation opportunities.

  1. 81%

    of raw materials
sourced locally from a 150-mile range

  2. $1.85B

    in economic value contributed within a 500-mile range of communities where we operate

  3. 92%

    of hires from within 150-miles of communities where we operate

  4. 67%

    of our products delivered locally within a 500-mile range

FY23 Communities highlights


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.
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Generating positive impact

Supporting and investing in communities is integral to the James Hardie culture. We strive to positively impact the people and families in the communities in which we operate and where our products are used. Working in collaboration with departments across the company, our Director of Global Social Impact is responsible for developing and implementing our community engagement initiatives. Over the past year, we revised our global giving strategy to better align with our business objectives, while continuing to enable specific local giving. Our charitable giving and community engagement activities are organized into three pillars: 1. Safe, Resilient, Durable Shelter: We prioritize supporting families, and in turn our communities, in need of affordable safe housing. 2. Disaster Relief: When our communities are impacted by natural disasters, we show up with our products, time, and money to rebuild in partnership with local organizations and governments. 3. STEM & Manufacturing Education Scholarships & Engagement: We want to nurture the next generation of diverse leaders to help build and maintain resilient, sustainable communities.