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We are proactively managing our impact on the environment with a prioritization on circularity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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We are dedicated to environmental excellence.


Meeting the challenges of a changing world


We must continuously innovate for a low carbon world using a science-based approach. By addressing both the raw materials that go into our products and our manufacturing processes, we can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of our products. Through our Low Carbon Cement Technology Roadmap, we are striving to drive down the impact of cement in our products by at least 50%.

We are also striving to reduce absolute Scope 1+2 GHG emissions by 42% by 2030 compared to a 2021 baseline and working towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Our goals are science-based and align with the ambition of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels.

Bringing together the impact of executing our Low Carbon Cement Technology Roadmap and our new Scope 1+2 target, we are charting a course for a 50% reduction in the carbon footprint of our fiber cement products by 2030.


Reducing our GHG Emissions


At James Hardie, we recognize that an intensity goal does not go far enough tin a low carbon world, so we have updated our Scope 1+2 GHG emissions goal to an absolute reduction of 42% by 2030, aligned to climate science.

Recognizing the step change that this new goal requires, we didn’t make this move lightly and have ensured that this goal is both realistic and aligned with our business strategy. In FY23, we completed an in-depth study of our GHG emissions, reviewed our operations, explored viable opportunities and created global, cross-functional task forces to chart a path forward.

FY23 Progress


Sustainability Stories


Coming full circle

In Europe, our fermacell® fiber gypsum boards support circularity through two recycling programs that have helped us achieve negative cradle-to-gate CO2 emissions for these products and store CO2 during their lifecycle.

Through our waste takeback programs, we salvage trim cuttings and product that has been dismantled from our customers and bring it back to our plants to recycle into new boards. Up to 30% of our gypsum is sourced from waste from dismantled homes. We also reuse 100% of our manufacturing waste and use fiber from 100% wastepaper.