We are conscious of the nature of the raw materials we use. We are also aware of the need to optimise energy and raw material usage, and prevent or minimise pollution and environmental damage. We believe it is a matter of social responsibility to be open and honest about the environmental impact of the manufacture of its products, and a full Environmental Profile based on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is recognised as the preferred tool to achieve this. The Environmental Profile certificate is available on the BRE Green Book Live website.
In 2002, we became the first insulation manufacturer to openly complete and publish an independently certified Environmental Profile on one of our product ranges. This was produced by the BRE using the BRE Environmental Profiles Methodology. This Methodology produces Green Guide Ratings which can be used to gain credits in whole building environmental assessment tools such as BREEAM. We have maintained continuous certification since our first Environmental Profile was produced and our latest certified results are available by following the link to Green Guide Ratings.
Sustainability issues, however, extend far beyond the confines of a company's own operations. Raw material supply chains can have an all too easy to ignore impact on a business' sustainability performance. The ultimate goal in this area is to source raw materials responsibly. The main whole building environmental assessment tool used in the UK, BREEAM, awards credits for responsible sourcing of building materials other than insulation.