Kingspan Sustainable insulation and building materials

Building a Better Future
with Sustainability at the Core

The building industry has an important role to play in combating climate change. Saving energy and carbon is at the very heart of the products we make, and how we run our business. 

Our Approach to Sustainability

Our Business
Our Products
Our People
Kingspan sustainable roof in Tiel

We have a long-term commitment to sustainability and responsibility: as a manufacturer and supplier of insulation products, as an employer, as a substantial landholder, and as a key member of our neighbouring communities. We aim to adopt and apply best practice sustainability principles by ensuring environmental, social and economic parameters are considered in an integrated way in the operation of its business.

Kingspan sustainable windmill in Holywell

Kingspan’s advanced insulation generates significant energy savings for buildings. No other insulation material performs to the same levels of thermal efficiency, nor can it match the capability of our insulation to maintain its performance throughout its lifetime. Our natural daylighting and ventilation products also contribute to the health and wellbeing of building occupants, while our water management systems help to conserve and recycle this precious resource.

Kingspan sustainable building materials

One of the most important factors in the success of our sustainability scheme has been the support and enthusiasm of our employees. Some of the best ideas for saving energy have originated with our employees. Without full employee engagement, we would not be able to achieve what we are proud to have done.

Total Energy Saved by our Insulation Systems*

110million


Barrels of oil

20million


Cars of the road

66


Power stations

Annual output

4.7x


Annual electricity consumption

of Greater London

* These figures equivalate to sales of Insulated Panels and Insulation Boards between 1993 and 2018.

Sustainability Recognitions and Partnerships

CDP
RE100
World Green Building Council
CE100
Kingspan Group SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS - CDP

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, and A- in 2018.

Kingspan Group SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS - 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 SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS - Net Zero Energy

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.

Kingspan Group SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS - 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.

“The built environment has a real impact on climate change. I work with teams across our business to continually drive our sustainability vision forward. Together we focus on developing innovative low carbon building solutions, minimising our own environmental footprint and actively supporting our stakeholders.”

Bianca Wong, Global Head of Sustainability

Kingspan Group Annual Report

Kingspan Annual Report & Sustainability Achievements

Our company's 2018 annual report highlighting our financial and sustainability achievements across the Group.

Interested in further information on our sustainability approach?

Get in touch with Bianca and her sustainability team.

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