Sustainability is Built into our Strategy: James Hardie ESG Goals

Building a better future for all - James Hardie announces new ESG goals

Our purpose has become our guiding light, defining why we do what we do: Building a better future for all™. One critical way that we will deliver on our purpose is by embracing bold and meaningful Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments. We are advancing our ESG commitments with even larger ambitions across the company while putting roadmaps in place to get us there and hold ourselves accountable. Sustainability is a never-ending journey for us. So, we continue to identify and develop solutions that do right by our planet, our people, and the communities where we operate.

Four Pillars of James Hardie ESG Goals

James Hardie is committed to improving our sustainability performance proactively by carefully managing our social and environmental impacts. To help us track and assess our progress, we established sustainability goals that align directly with issues that matter most to our stakeholders and our overall corporate objectives.

In FY23, James Hardie made significant progress on our ESG priorities and raised our level of ambition.

Raising our level of ambition

Encouraged by our progress in FY23 and the possibilities of what can be achieved, we have adopted new, more ambitious goals for our carbon footprint, waste and Inclusion and Diversity initiatives. All our ESG goals ensure that James Hardie will continue to positively impact our employees, the customers we serve and the communities in which we operate.

Tracking Progress_James Hardie Sustainability Report FY2023

To find out more about what we are doing globally, go to

James Hardie Sustainability Report FY2023 Cover Page

2023 James Hardie Australia EPD Update

James Hardie has a continued history of EPD’s in Australia, with the first published in 2017, updated in 2020 and now again in 2023.

The updated EPD for Australia has the following features:

  • Greater product coverage compared to previous years – 97% of product volume covered
  • Our EPD covers the full product lifecycle from cradle to grave for a complete picture
  • Updated using material and manufacturing inputs from 2021 calendar year
  • Recarbonation included in the updated 2023 EPD. Recarbonation is a natural process in cement-based products in which cement reacts with the air and reabsorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) during the use phase of the product.
  • Updated EPD in compliance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804:2012+A2:2019
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