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Our People

James Hardie locally manufactures fibre-cement products that reflect the changing way people build

We’re a global leader that champions diverse living where everyone feels at home. Our business is a fast-paced and our people are smart in the way they solve problems, driven in their pursuit of results, and real in the way the build relationships and work together.

Our company culture is built on providing a foundation of “Zero Harm” and creating a positive impact in communities. We have a relentless focus on achievement, learning and continuous improvement.

We lead the markets in which we play and provide the opportunity for people who value clear vision and a diverse culture to build a career in one of the most well recognised manufacturing brands

To be a high performing global company that delivers organic growth above market with strong returns, consistently, quarter-on-quarter, and year-on-year.

"Our core values remain the cornerstone of our foundation which encompasses both our history and the people that are James Hardie: the company’s employees, shareholders and customers. Our foundation is the basis for the company vision that is now enabling more than 5,000 employees around the world to channel their knowledge and skills into our ability to creatively solve complex problems and challenge the way the world builds."

Thrive on CompetitionBuild on Organisational AdvantageEmbrace Step ChangeOperate with Respect
we will execute our business strategy by never accepting the status quo and continuously striving to be better than we were yesterday;we will win by by recruiting, engaging and developing the right people through a culture that promotes innovation, performance and growth;we will seek and support opportunities that drive toward the Company Mission by deviating from established practices;we will behave with professionalism and regard toward our internal and external stakeholders, fostering a diverse environment of candid commu- nication and ideas.

Our foundation includes our James Hardie Values, as well as the Leadership Behaviours which define and set standards for how we will work together to achieve our goals and how we are each responsible to lead from our current roles.

Empowerment & AccountabilityInclusive, cross-functional teamworkGlobal MindsetBest Practice Sharing & ReplicationFuture Forward Planning for predicable resultsPDCA Continuous Improvement mindset

Our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate. Key to this effort is our dedication to our customers, who we serve through industry-leading innovation, an empowering company culture, and by capitalizing on our global scale. The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.


To achieve greatness, you must be different

James Hardie believes that a skilled and diverse workforce encompasses different viewpoints, skills, attributes and life experiences. The unique strengths of each employee contribute collectively to our culture and operating performance. We want to attract, develop, engage and retain our workforce through a culture that promotes inclusion, innovation, social justice, performance and growth.

Innovation & Collaboration

We began our journey in 1888 by investing in the growth of Australia. Today, we represent a business that continues to grow and deliver opportunity for Australians by challenging convention and rewarding success.

We have transformed our approach to innovation. We focus on Market Driven insights to deliver high impact new products that address homeowners’ unmet needs and to drive profitable organic growth.

We leverage our global scale and know-how with over 100 R&D employees in our three research centres around the world: Fontana (California), Dusseldorf (Germany), and Sydney (Australia).

We look forward to the continuing on this path for decades to come with you.



I have been with James Hardie for 2 years now and within that small amount of time I have experienced the company transform in a really exciting way. Every day I work with dedicated, intelligent and driven colleagues from across the world which provides a platform to learn and develop. I am extremely grateful to work for a company that has not only embraced my flexible working arrangement of job sharing, but has enabled and supported me to grow and achieve my goals.

Jennifer Manuel – Senior Marketing Manager