28 June 2017

Building a sustainable future

Hanson’s Sustainability 2017 report charts a year of progress with capital investment in 2016 up 40 per cent on the prior year, including a significant amount spent on projects to save energy, reduce emissions and improve our sites.

The annual report sets out progress against our 2020 sustainability targets including people, communities, carbon, waste, water and enabling our customers to deliver sustainable solutions through product and customer service excellence.

Highlights for 2016 include halving waste to landfill compared with the previous year, reducing mains water use, reaching the 2020 target for use of recycled asphalt planings in new asphalt and winning a top European restoration award.

Hanson UK CEO Daniel Cooper said: “In 2017 we plan to double our capital spending with sustainability again at the core. An order for two new energy-efficient marine aggregate dredgers to replace two ageing sips represents the single biggest investment in the UK for more than 10 years. And an extensive upgrade project at our Victoria Deep wharf on the Thames at Greenwich will create a fully-enclosed multi-product manufacturing and distribution facility at the heart of the booming London market.

“In addition, we will be investing in numerous smaller projects to improve health, safety and well-being, reduce energy consumption and emissions, increase the use of recycled products and improve the efficiency and reliability of our plants.

“I am confident that the improvements we are making will quickly be reflected in demonstrable progress against our 2020 sustainability targets.”

The Sustainability 2017 report, along with a short film summarising Hanson’s performance from Daniel Cooper – Hanson CEO with sustainability highlights from 2016, can be found here: www.hanson-sustainability.co.uk.