Kingspan launches Planet Passionate

13 January 2020 Kingspan Insulation Australia
In 2011 through our Net Zero Energy programme, Kingspan committed globally to matching 100% operational energy with renewable energy by 2020. We are on track to achieve this target through a mix of energy reduction, on-site renewable energy generation and procurement of certified renewable energy - Save More, Generate More and Buy More.

With a new decade, it is time for a new sustainability goal this time in the shape of a ten year Planet Passionate Programme. 

What is Planet Passionate?

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Planet Passionate is Kingspan’s ambitious 10-year global sustainability programme that aims to impact three big global issues:

Climate Change
Protection of our natural world

By setting ourselves challenging targets in the areas of energy, carbon, circularity and water, we aim to make significant advances in the sustainability of both our business operations and our products.

Our Global Planet Passionate Targets

  • Maintain our Net Zero Energy target
  • Increase our direct use of renewable energy to 60% by 2030
  • Increase our on-site generation of renewable energy to 20% by 2030
  • Install solar PV systems on all owned facilities by 2030
  • Net zero carbon manufacturing by 2030
  • 50% reduction in product CO2 intensity from our primary supply partners by 2030
  • Zero emission ready company cars by 2025
  • 1 billion PET bottles upcycled into insulation by 2025
  • All Quadcore™ insulation to utilise upcycled PET by 2025
  • Zero company waste to landfill by 2030
  • 5 active ocean clean-up projects by 2025
  • 100 million litres of rainwater harvested by 2030

Planet Passionate Infographic

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Planet Passionate Partnerships

The challenges we face require enormous change, often at a systemic level. We believe these can only be met through true collaboration and partnership. Kingspan is part of several important initiatives to play our part in contributing to this industry transformation.

World Green Building Council
CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard
Kingspan Group Website Partnership GBC
Kingspan has made the World GBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, promising to reach Net Zero operating emissions in our portfolio by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050. We are also the key global partner for the World GBC’s Advancing Net Zero global project.
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Kingspan has been identified as a global leader for engaging with its suppliers on climate change, being awarded a position on the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard by global environmental impact non-profit CDP.
Kingspan Group Website Partnership CPD
Kingspan participates in the CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. Kingspan achieved CDP A List in 2016 and 2017, A- in 2018 and A List in 2019. 

We were also awarded a position on the CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard in 2019, for engaging with our supply chain on climate change.
Kingspan Group Website Partnership RE100
Kingspan is a member of RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, RE100’s purpose is to accelerate change towards zero carbon grids, at global scale.
Kingspan Group Website Partnership CE100
Kingspan is a member of the Ellen MAcArthur Foundation’s The Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network which provides a pre-competitive space to learn, share knowledge, and build new collaborative approaches. We are honoured to be founding members of the Built Environment project.