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Hanson shares 2021 Sustainability Report

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World Cement,

Hanson’s 2021 sustainability report highlights the company’s 2030 commitments and the progress made during the 2020 calendar year, despite the unprecedented challenges brought about by COVID-19.

The annual report is built around six topics: business and product innovation; health, safety and wellbeing; environmental responsibility; resource use and the circular economy; being a good neighbour; and fairness, inclusion and respect.

Highlights include:

  • Alternative fuel use within Hanson’s cement plants increased to 56%.
  • Abstracted water use down 15.4%.
  • Lost time injuries down 10%.
  • An increase to 135 mental health first aiders.
  • 38% of Hanson’s car fleet is now hybrid or fully electric (up from 29% in 2019).
  • 100% of Hanson’s quarry sites have a biodiversity management plan (BMP).
  • Launch of Network of Women in the UK.

The report also demonstrates Hanson’s pledge to reach net zero carbon by 2050 through involvement in several industry-leading carbon reduction projects, including working on carbon capture and storage at our Padeswood cement works and a net zero carbon fuel mix at our Ribblesdale works.

CEO Simon Willis said: “I am extremely proud of the way we have adapted and performed to make the progress we have towards our sustainability ambitions during an extremely challenging year.”

“We took additional steps to make our sites and workplaces safe while continuing to supply essential materials to keep roads, rail and infrastructure maintained and operational.”

“We are in our business for the long term, which is why we take our responsibility for sustainability so seriously and we are continuing to make strides in key areas.”

The latest report also shows that some 2030 sustainability commitments have already been achieved, including a reduction in Scope 2 emissions which are down 97.3% from 4.95 kg CO2/t in 2016 to 0.13 kg CO2/t in 2020.

Simon Willis added: “Our long-term success depends on sustainable business practices and the UK executive team has given its full backing to ensure the 2030 commitments are achieved.”

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