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The right
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Having a sustainable impact means minimizing our impact on the environment while supporting resilient local communities. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact, prioritizing the management of waste, water, energy and emissions.
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We are dedicated to environmental excellence.

Environmental Highlight


Recycled Content

Up to 50% recycled content in our Fiber Gypsum products including 100% recycled post consumer fiber.

Sustainable Sourcing

100% of all fibers are either post consumer recycled or from Forest Stewardship Council certified sources.

Zero Waste

We strive to reduce waste from all our facilities with our European facilities recycling all product waste back into the process.

2030 GOALS:

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Energy & Emissions
We aim to minimize our Scope 1+2 Greenhouse gas intesity by 40% from 2019 baseline.
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We aim to minimize manufacturing waste intensity by 50% from 2019 baseline.
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We aim to maximize water recycling by 20 Million cubic feet/year from 2019 baseline.

emphasizing environmental

Our "Global Environmental Protection Policy," which is communicated to employees, subcontractors and customers, outlines four guiding principles: use of renewable and recyclable resources, conservation of water resources and energy, commitment to waste reduction, and protection of the environment.

FY21 Progress

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reduction in Greenhouse gas intensity from 2019


of landfill waste intensity from 2019


cubic feet of water recycled from 2019

Sustainability Stories


Eliminating Coal

After 50 years, the coal boiler at our Carole Park facility in Queensland, Australia was shut down on March 12, 2022. In its place are two new natural gas boilers, an investment of $3.3 million (AUD). Eliminating the use of coal in our operations is a major step toward James Hardie’s goal of building better energy systems in our facilities.
This energy-efficiency project highlights our move away from coal and its environmental impacts. The gas boilers are expected to achieve a 65% reduction in scope 1+2 GHGs (greenhouse gases) versus the previous coal boilers along with a reduction of overall site GHG emissions.
The new boilers are part of the plant’s expansion and provide greater reliability while requiring less water and energy. Another benefit is a reduction in contaminants discharged in the site’s wastewater. The boilers also generate more consistent energy output, resulting in improved autoclave operations.
In our Asia Pacific region we are now coal free with the installation of new gas boilers in Australia. Asia Pacific joins our North American region as a coal-free region as we continue our commitment to transition away from coal.