Hanson meets sustainability targets

Published:  08 June, 2018

Hanson UK’s latest sustainability report shows it has passed its 2020 targets.

Hanson’s sustainability report is published annually and is built around six topics which underpin its performance indicators and targets. They are people, carbon, waste, quality, water and biodiversity, and sustainable construction. The latest report showed that Hanson passed its 2020 targets for reducing both water main use and waste to landfill. The report also shows that last year Hanson’s emissions of CO2 fell by 7.2%, reaching their lowest level for five years. The number of lost time injuries remained static at 21, but the frequency rate was down on the prior year and there was a three-month unbroken spell without a lost time injury.

A major development for the company last year was the launch of HeidelbergCement’s Sustainability Commitments 2030. This was created by Hanson’s parent company, and challenges Hanson to think differently and find new sustainable solutions, along with setting targets for 2030.

Daniel Cooper, CEO of Hanson, said: “Some big strides forward have been made in our drive to invest in our people and plant to achieve our vision of becoming the sustainable market leader. This year the focus will be on health and wellbeing as we launch a company-wide programme of activities, including a corporate partnership with a leading mental health charity and a charter against which progress will be measured.

“Looking ahead, I want to ensure we establish ourselves as a fair, inclusive and diverse company that values meritocracy, openness and transparency. To support this, we have introduced a fairness and respect commitment, which is fully supported by the executive team. We have also become a corporate member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), a national campaign which aims to increase the participation, inclusion and success of women in science, technology and engineering.”

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