SAFETY & SUSTAINABILITY
Lehigh Hanson is committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We believe in taking a proactive approach to reducing workplace risks and hazards and we apply industry best practices for safety and health across all of our facilities and office locations in North America. Lehigh Hanson actively advocates for the use of resilient construction materials and supports sustainable construction practices.
WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH
Lehigh Hanson is committed to operating in a safe and responsible manner. We believe that creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace is an essential part of our business. Our goal is to eliminate all work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses.
All of our employees share in the responsibility of delivering on our health and safety goals – no matter what role they play in the company. While safety starts at the individual level, everyone must work together to challenge unsafe behaviors, attitudes and practices and take a proactive approach to identifying potential risks and hazards in the workplace.
FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE
Foundations of Excellence is an internal program designed to recognize outstanding results in the categories of Safety & Health and Environmental Performance. The program reinforces Lehigh Hanson’s commitment in each of these important areas by selecting one of our operations in each category for their best practices. Each region nominates sites and operations were judged in each category by panels comprised of region and functional personnel.
At Lehigh Hanson, we are committed to delivering building materials which contribute to the welfare of our society today, tomorrow and beyond. A large part of that commitment involves promoting sustainable construction wherever and whenever possible.
Lehigh Hanson is a part of HeidelbergCement, an early leader in sustainability through its participation in the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). We're dedicated to providing sustainable building materials that have a positive impact on society and the environment both during and after their service life.
We work hard to reflect this commitment in as many ways as we can:
• Promoting best practices in sustainable construction
• Continuously working to improve energy efficiency in the production and transportation of materials
• Ensuring durability, especially in projects where product failure could impact the environment
• Adopting impact rating systems to set new benchmarks
• Continually investing in new technologies
• Finding innovative ways to take recycling and product life cycles to new limits
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENTS 2030
The HeidelbergCement Sustainability Commitments 2030 define the key topics and core principles of the sustainability strategy at HeidelbergCement. We have aligned our Sustainability Commitments with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) enacted 2015 by the UN General Assembly, which have been adopted by all 193 member states.
Driving Economic Strength and Innovation
“We will ensure sustainable profitability through the effective management of all processes and resources and the continuing innovation of products and services.”
Reducing our Environmental Footprint
“We are committed to fulfilling our share of the global responsibility to keep temperature rise below 2°C, and we will continue to reduce our impacts on air, land and water.”
Achieving Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety
“We are committed to continuously enhancing the occupational health and safety conditions of our employees, contractors, and third parties.”
Being a Good Neighbor
“We are committed to supporting the social and economic development of our neighboring communities and ensure transparent communication to all our stakeholders.”
Enabling the Circular Economy
“We conserve our natural reserves by continuously increasing the use of alternative resources as substitutes for natural raw materials.”
Ensuring Compliance and Creating Transparency
“We adhere to international human rights, anti-corruption and labor standards and co-operate pro-actively in an open and transparent manner with all our stakeholders.”