Knauf Insulation is proud to announce the launch of their new sustainability strategy for Knauf Insulation — ‘For A Better World’. The exciting new strategy reveals their ambitions for the future and focuses on four key sustainable goals: Putting people first, achieving zero carbon, delivering a circular economy, creating better buildings.
Sustainable building solutions
“We have made a series of long-term commitments to show how each goal will be achieved. But — critically — we have also set clear, concrete short-term targets for 2025 that everyone can start achieving now,” said Jean-Claude Carlin, Knauf Insulation Group CEO. Vincent Briard, Director of Sustainability, said: “It is vital, in the short term, that we provide a measurable milestone of success and ensure the current leadership is held accountable for progressing towards our long-term vision to avoid leaving the problem to the next generation.”
They are supporting their customers as they navigate market forces and regulatory landscapes
Knauf is also here to help. They are supporting their customers as they navigate market forces and regulatory landscapes that are increasingly demanding more sustainable building solutions. “Sustainability defines everything we do. Our products save energy, cut emissions and make buildings fit for the future. We have the experience and expertise to ensure all our customers achieve their sustainable ambitions.”
General capital expenditure
Knauf Insulation’s company-wide sustainability targets for 2025 include:
- Reducing safety Total Recordable Incident Rate from 9.2 to five
- Reducing the embodied carbon of the products by 15%
- Investing 10% of the general capital expenditure in the new projects to reduce emissions or landfill waste
- Cutting the carbon footprint of their offices and through business travel by 25%
- Reducing virgin plastic packaging by more than 25%
- Using more than 25% of external recycled material by 2025 in their Rock Mineral Wool and more than 65% recycled material in their Glass Mineral Wool
- Sending zero production waste to landfill
The strategy builds on the sustainability successes of the past decade. From 2010 to 2019 they have cut their energy consumption and emissions by 23%; reduced Lost Time Accident rate by 56% and cut their landfill waste by 67%.