EPD Australasia

PROFILE: Tanya Mishra. Continuous Improvement Analyst Sustainability, Hanson Australia

Tanya Mishra, Continuous Improvement Analyst Sustainability at Hanson Australia (Heidelberg group), came to our attention when she made a very enthusiastic LinkedIn post about her experience developing EPDs.

In her post, Tanya explained that developing EPDs have been “a big learning stage in (her) career”. We decided to talk to Tanya and find out more.

Tell us about your role as Continuous Improvement Analyst – Sustainability at Hanson Australia

I started with Hanson as a Continuous Improvement Analyst in Sustainability team a year and 3 months ago. The major responsibility of my role is to analyse the environmental impact of the company’s operations and to bring visibility to allow higher management to streamline operations accordingly.

Major responsibilities of my role: –

  • Develop and produce easy to read reports (periodic and ad hoc) to track Sustainability targets.
  • Data Analysis & Reporting for Government (NPI & NGER), Heidelberg Cement (Internal Reports) Customer Reporting (Project Specific Report & EPD’s)
  • Continuously improving reports & processes.
  • Educate and communicate reporting to internal stakeholders.
  • I am thoroughly enjoying this role as it has been a continuous learning and improvement experience personally and professionally. On your LinkedIn post you said that you “feel fortunate to be a part of Sustainability”.

What do you love about working in this space?

My favourite part of this role is “Diversity”- diversity of projects, operations, people, and learning. Thanks to Sustainability in itself, there are so many different topics to learn about and understand.

You have been involved in producing EPDs with the team at Hanson. What was your role specifically, why did you find this such an exciting project to work on and what have you learned?

I was involved in the project of producing EPD’s at a very early stage and prepared the first one for Hanson.

My role specifically involved Business data collection, data preparation, setting up templates to calculate and prepare data as it was required to put into the EPD tool, process documentation for preparing EPD’s and developing EPD’s for the Project and putting them in the format as required by EPD Australasia to publish.

I always say that this is a very exciting project and there are 2 reasons for that:

Firstly, as an analyst, my role was not only limited to Data Analysis, data collection and visualisation. I was able to have a well-rounded experience of understanding the operations better by creating EPD’s as it covers each stage of the product lifecycle, from the quarry to end of life recycling. Working on this project helped me learn the chain of operations.

Secondly, EPD is a very detailed document that requires a lot of data to give accurate environmental information about our products. It was quite challenging and required innovative thinking to meet stringent requirements and to streamline the process. From the perspective of technical skills– it was a huge learning curve.

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