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We are Planet Passionate

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 by at least five-fold. 

How can we, and the construction industry, play our part?

As well as climate change, 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 .

For those of us in the construction sector, it is particularly concerning that our industry is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions globally. Today, the construction and operation of buildings together account for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related CO₂ emissions when upstream power generation is included. The construction industry is also responsible for ca. 30% of all waste to landfill globally.

Action, at scale, is urgently needed.

Introducing our Planet Passionate 2030 vision

Kingspan Planet Passionate CO2 reduction

Why Planet Passionate?

At Kingspan, we want to play our part. We believe advanced materials, building systems and digital technologies hold the key to addressing these issues. Working in partnership with the industry, and through our new IKON innovation centre and our Planet Passionate global sustainability programme, we are confident that together we can:
1) Move to a clean energy future
2) Manage the earth’s resources more sustainably
3) Protect our natural environment

What Impacts do we intend to have with Planet Passionate?

Planet Passionate in our Operations
Planet Passionate via our Products
Kingspan Group Bianca Wong

By being Planet Passionate in our operations we aim to:

  • contribute to the world’s renewable energy mix;
  • reduce carbon emissions (including in our value chain);
  • accelerate the shift to zero emission cars and reduce air pollution;
  • divert waste from landfill & keep materials in the economy;
  • conserve precious water;
  • provide upcycling solutions for consumer plastic waste;
  • help to clean our oceans.

By being Planet Passionate our products will be:

  • manufactured using renewable energy and harvested rainwater;
  • manufactured in zero waste facilities;
  • packaged in recyclable materials;
  • enabling lower whole-life-carbon in buildings;
  • containing recycled materials and cycled production waste.

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.

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.

Latest Planet Passionate News and Initiatives

Interested in further information on our Planet Passionate approach?

Get in touch with Bianca and her sustainability team.

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