At Knauf Insulation we have always been defined by sustainability. Our products save energy, cut emissions and are designed to make sure buildings are good for the environment and keep people healthy, safe and well.
Across our company, we have been working on all three pillars of sustainability for over a decade. We have focused on zero harm, reducing our energy use and emissions, recycling our production waste, incorporating circular economy principles and constantly campaigning for better and more sustainable buildings.
Over the past decade we have achieved great things and we are proud of how we have changed our company, helped our colleagues, communities and customers and reduced our impact on the environment.
But sustainability is a process of continuous improvement.
We need to build on our successes. We must do more for our people and our environment. That’s why we’ve created our new sustainability strategy.
We call the new strategy ‘For A Better World’ because it builds on the success of our mission statement: “Our vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world.”
2010 to 2020 highlights
|Energy & Related Emissions||Safety||Waste||NOx||Water Use|
|22.7% reduction in energy use||Lost Time Accidents reduced by 56%||Waste to landfill reduced by 67.3%||NOx reduced by 42.7%||39.8% reduction in Water Use|
|23.2% reduction in related emissions||80.7% reduction in Water Discharge|
We have set ourselves four important long-term goals for the future. We have made solid commitments to show how each goal will be achieved.
We know a better world can start at work. See how we will ensure our communities and people thrive, safely.
Our big ambition is to go small. Learn how we will minimise the impact of our products, plants and offices.
We must do more with less. Find out how we will reduce, reuse and recycle.
|Buildings play a vital role in creating a better world. Discover how we will make buildings fit for the future.||More|
Alongside long-term goals we have created 2025 targets that everyone can start achieving now.
We firmly believe that our current leadership should be held accountable for making progress against these four goals. We must not leave the problem for the next generation to deal with. You can follow our progress on these pages.
We also support the United Nations in the implementation 10 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are excited to announce the launch of our 2022 Annual Review ‘Insulation Matters’.
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS WITHIN THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL REVIEW INCLUDE:
- Our new Group Chief Financial Officer Kristin Barthel talks about her experience in the role so far and the impact of the challenges of 2022 on Knauf Insulation and its customers.
- The announcement of a €135 million total investment to upgrade the existing site and build a second manufacturing line in Romania
- The groundbreaking of our new site in McGregor, Texas in North America, scheduled to open in 2024.
- Our progress on our journey to achieve our For A Better World sustainability goals.