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Hanson sustainability report charts progress


Annual report highlights company’s progress towards its 2020 targets and 2030 commitments

HANSON’s 2020 sustainability report, which covers the 2019 calendar year, highlights the progress made towards their 2020 targets and how the company is building on these with its 2030 commitments.

The annual report is built around six topics which underpin Hanson’s performance indicators and targets: enabling sustainable construction, people and communities, carbon and energy, waste and raw materials, water and biodiversity, and quality processes and systems.

It reports that, since 2010, the company has reduced waste to landfill by 86% and mains water use by almost one-third, while lost-time injury frequency is the lowest recorded in a decade.

Other highlights include:

  • Environmental complaints reduced by 58% from 2010 to the lowest number recorded
  • Environmental training award received from IEMA
  • Significant reductions in SOx (47%), NOx (15%) and particulate (42%) from Hanson’s cement operations from 2010.

The report also recommends areas for improvement, including the quest for zero harm, energy and carbon reductions, and the use of cement replacement products.

The latest report also sets out Hanson’s 2030 commitments, which build on their 2020 sustainability targets by widening the scope to include social and economic aspects, as well as new performance indicators.

These align with HeidelbergCement’s 2030 sustainability commitments and define the key topics and core principles of the company’s corporate sustainability strategy: 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.

The full report can be found at:

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