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Decarbonization integral to Hanson’s business


Latest Sustainability Report demonstrates company’s progress towards its 2030 commitments

HANSON’s 2022 Sustainability Report, which demonstrates progress made during the 2021 calendar year, charts a series of significant successes across the business.

It focuses on the company’s 2030 commitments and is built around six topics: business and product innovation; health, safety and well-being; environmental responsibility; resource use and the circular economy; being a good neighbour; and fairness, inclusion and respect.

Highlights include:

  • Successful world-first net-zero-carbon fuel trial at Ribblesdale cement works
  • Continuing development of the company’s carbon capture and storage project at Padeswood cement works
  • Launch of CEMII low-carbon cement
  • Increased volume of aggregates moved by rail, saving 60,000 truck movements and associated CO2 emissions
  • Mains water usage down 12.6% and abstracted water usage down 20.5%
  • Waste to landfill down 23%
  • Launch of LGBT+ Network.

Hanson chief executive officer Simon Willis said: ‘Our roadmap to decarbonization has become integral to everything we do, and I am extremely proud of how our team has responded to the challenge.

‘But there is always more work to do and I, along with the rest of the executive committee, remain focused on delivering our 2030 commitments, including those fast-tracked to 2025, and fulfilling our ambition to be a leader in sustainability.’

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