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Climate change is the single most important issue facing the world today. To protect our planet, we need to prevent a 1.5° rise in global temperatures this century. To do this, carbon emissions need to be cut to net zero globally by 2050 – but we are currently on course to miss this goal substantially. We are also facing an unprecedented threat to our natural world, with 1 million species at risk in a planet where 2 billion tons of waste is generated annually.

What is Planet Passionate?

Planet Passionate is our new 10-year group wide global sustainability strategy aims to impact on three big global issues: climate change, circularity and protection of our natural world.

Introducing our Planet Passionate 2030 vision


Our Net Zero journey to date

In 2011, Kingspan committed globally to match 100% of our operational energy use through the use of renewable energy and the purchase of renewable energy certificates (to offset any remaining non-renewable energy use) by 2020.  We are now on track to achieve this goal through our three-step strategy of ‘Save More, Generate More and Buy More’. Visit our Group website to Learn More.

Planet Passionate progress in our manufacturing sites



  • Onsite wind turbine generating 2.347 million kW

  • Zero waste to landfill

  • Waste take back scheme for projects greater than 2.000m2

  • Uses rainwater harvesting 

  • Hold ISO 9001, 14001, 26001, 50001



  • Generated 4.7 million kWh

  • Waste take back scheme for projects greater than 2.000m2

  • Uses rainwater harvesting

  • Hold ISO 9001,14001, 26001, 50001


Portadown, N.I

  • 500 KW combined heating and power plant, generating 2.5 GW of green electricity pa and saving 450 tonnes of CO2

  • Onsite 6 KW wind turbine

  • 2 GW photovoltaic system   

  • Rainwater harvesting being installed

Kingspan Insulation Pembridge Factory


  • Anaerobic digester installed on the site in 2015. Since then has produced 14.7 GWh of electricity and 13.1 GWh of heating
  • Solar Panels installed on factory roofs producing 600 MWh of electricity annually
  • Holds ISO 9001, 14001, 50001
  • Waste take-back scheme offered
Kingspan Insulation Selby Factory


  • Full site refurbishment taken to help achieve net-zero energy on site
  • A 15,000m2 solar PV array is installed on the rooftops across the site producing 1.97 GWh of energy in 2018
  • Holds ISO 9001, 14001, 50001


  • 108.8 MWh of electricity generated in 2018 at the site by PV
  • Holds ISO 9001, 14001, 50001
  • Zero Waste sent to landfill in 2019
Kingspan Glossop Factory


  • Holds ISO 9001, 14001, 50001
  • Zero waste sent to landfill
  • Thermal inspections of electrical components are taken every 6 months to help increase energy efficiency

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