rebuilding and improving its infrastructure for future generations is
by a comprehensive sustainability vision and plan developed and
Products says it believes the path to sustainability is through the people.
Hanson’s commitment to rebuilding and improving our infrastructure for future
generations is reflected by a comprehensive sustainability vision and plan
developed and implemented by its employees.
sustainability vision statement, “Building on the past. Restoring the balance. Creating the future,” was created by the Hanson Building
Products cross-functional, cross-divisional and cross-geographical
Sustainability Task Force.
“The vision is disseminated from management to
the field each day,” said Richard Manning, president of Hanson Building
Products North America. “It incorporates key pillars needed for executing practical
sustainability-the use of traditional, reliable building materials, recycling
and repurposing products for infinite use, and dedication to the safety of our
employees, infrastructure, and communities we serve.”
Hanson is demonstrating other measurable ways to showcase its leadership and
commitment to sustainability. Its production and operational practices include:
- Appointment of a Sustainability manager for leadership in measuring
and promoting sustainable practices.
- Reducing transportation costs and emissions through a network of
manufacturing facilities and delivery capabilities, along with the utilization
of local suppliers and service providers to ensure regional availability
for products and services.
- Water saving and reuse techniques in its facilities.
- Reduced waste through recycling and/or reuse in the production of
- Proprietary LEED® calculator created and implemented for
customer use and aid for LEED certification.
- Strategies to reduce paper and Styrofoam use, and recycling bins placed
in offices and facilities.
Infrastructure sustainability practices include:
- Products recognized by USGBC for various LEED credits.
- Reduced carbon footprint and better overall lifecycle impact
compared to alternative products.
- Ability for product reclamation and repurposing for use in
building, infrastructure, and community projects.
- Rehabilitation of worked-out reserves into water sports facilities
and nature reserves where communities of wildlife can thrive.
and safety practices include:
- Safe and efficient operations practices.
- Team collaboration in executing safety programs and other
- Facilities’ completion of extensive industry certification programs
for additional precaution and education.
continued focus on sustainability includes the following goals for 2010 and
- Increasing participation through product usage on LEED projects by
- Growing employee base of LEED Green Associate or Accredited
Professional credentials by a minimum of two team members in each
additional division within the company.
- Educating employees and increasing awareness about sustainability
over 2009 levels.
- Developing a 2011 sustainability report for measuring standards and
responsible corporation is a concept that affects every facet of our business,
the society in which we work and the world in which we live,” said Manniing. “Hanson
has a history of inherent sustainability and will continue to focus on our
advocacy of and our business practices to build a sustainable infrastructure
for generations to come.”
information, visit www.hansonbuildingproducts.com