Hanson highlights sustainability
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Hanson UK's 2011 Performance and Sustainability Report shows how the company has exceeded its targets across a range of areas, including biodiversity, waste reduction, responsible sourcing and health and safety.
The report, which covers 2010, also highlights Hanson's achievement in becoming "the largest building materials company in the UK to receive the Carbon Trust Standard across all business lines." The standard is awarded to organisations that have acted on climate change and are committed to on-going reductions.
"Our vision is to become a leading sustainable business which is trusted and respected by our stakeholders for the ethics and standards we adopt," said Martin Crow, Hanson UK's head of sustainability.
"Over the next twelve months we plan to introduce longer term targets towards 2020 as part of our vision to achieve 'best in class' status," added Martin.
Performance highlights include a 53% drop in reportable and lost time injuries from 74 to 35 and a big fall in the lost time injury rate per million hours worked; a 10% cut in waste to landfill; a further 12 biodiversity and geodiversity action plans put in place, and all sites (329) certified to ISO 14001.
Hanson's 2011 report is its third as a fully integrated business and the first to be prepared under the internationally recognised guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).