Building & Construction
Hanson is an Australian leader in building and construction materials with an extensive production and logistics network across Australia.
We use world-class technologies and service platforms to supply a comprehensive range of high quality concrete, aggregates and sand. We also produce road base, asphalt and sustainable and recycled construction materials for civil construction and infrastructure projects.
We are backed by one of the world’s largest building materials companies – Heidelberg Cement – which has over 60,000 employees working at more than 3,000 production sites in 60 countries across the world.
What do we do?
We help to build the infrastructure of communities by working with and being part of them. Our communities are our customers, neighbours and our people.
In Australia, our 4,000+ employees operate over 73 quarries, more than 215 concrete plants, 5 recycling facilities and 4 asphalt plants. We also have dedicated in-house testing laboratories and an 1,800 strong logistics fleet.
At Hanson we build, connect and care.
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1. We’re innovative
At Hanson we drive operational excellence and innovation – we see innovation simply as a ‘Change that adds Value’. We have developed a world class logistics platform that is able to respond minute by minute to changing customer demands by re- assigning and optimising the thousands of deliveries made by our logistics fleet every day. This and other leading technologies allows us to deliver more value to our customers.
2. We grow our own
We grow and develop our own leaders through numerous pathways, including a structured graduate program, internships and numerous operational and trades roles. Over 95% of our employees have had a long career with Hanson. 80% of the members of our Australian Executive Committee and 90% of our Leadership 100 team through these structured pathways. That’s no accident. We recruit great people, we train them well, and we make sure they have the right experience to build a seriously successful career.
3. We invest in our future
One of our key strategies is to invest in our future – this includes capital management projects, reserves, fleet management and acquisitions. Recently we acquired two businesses – the Alex Fraser Group and Suncoast Asphalt – as part of our strategic initiative to invest in and grow our asphalt and recycled product portfolio in Australia.
4. We keep our people safe
We value the health and safety of every single employee, contractor and visitor that comes onto our sites as well as the communities we operate in. We are continually focussing on the key aspects of our Risk Management Strategy and have some great initiatives which have seen solid improvements.
5. We value our customers
We have dedicated a significant amount of training and development in our teams and have improved our delivery and supporting systems to ensure that the customer experience with Hanson is at the highest possible level. Whether our people are engaged with our customers directly or provide valuable support from operations, service centres or offices, we always keep our customers front and centre of everything we do.
6. We are committed to sustainability
Hanson demonstrates a comprehensive end-to-end approach to sustainability involving all aspects of our business, from land management to excavation, manufacturing and logistics. All of our operations meet high energy efficient standards and we constantly work towards water, waste and fuel reduction targets. Rehabilitation is a major focus in all of our quarries and we work closely with horticulturalists to ensure local ecosystems are maintained. Our recent investment in recycling facilities reflects our commitment to sustainability – Alex Fraser recycles more than 3 million tonnes of construction waste every year into high quality building materials for major infrastructure works, like roads, bridges, pavements and ports.
7. We invest in our people and we value diversity
We continue to invest in our people and have solid development programs and training packages which are constantly being reviewed and modified to enable our teams to operate in an increasingly more sophisticated environment. We are also seeking to improve and embrace diversity in our workforce which will lead to improved safety and operational outcomes and we have established working groups to support these objectives.
8. We are driven by our values
Our culture is driven by our values.
We value high performance, respect and integrity, a sense of ownership, accountability and collaboration. These values are the backbone of our success and help to create a family friendly, inclusive and supportive workplace.
9. We are strong and profitable
Through strong leadership, knowledge and expertise we have built a strong and profitable business which we continue to grow through acquisitions, investing in our future, our people and our customers.
10. We’ll make it happen
This is more than our tagline – it is a unique set of words that define our approach and outlook. It embodies our work ethic, our expertise and how we engage with each other and our customers to deliver to the best of our ability, every day, every time.