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For A Better World

We have set ourselves four important long-term goals for the future. We have made solid commitments to show how each goal will be achieved.

People First logo

We know a better world can start at work. See how we ensure our communities and people thrive, safely.

Zero Carbon

Our big ambition is to go small. Learn how we work to minimise the impact of our products, plants and offices.

Circular Economy

We must do more with less. Find out how we reduce, reuse and recycle.

Better Buildings

Buildings play a vital role in creating a better world. Discover how we make buildings fit for the future.

At Knauf Insulation we have always been defined by sustainability. 

Our products save energy, cut emissions and are designed to make sure buildings are good for the environment and keep people healthy, safe and well. 

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Across our company, we have been working on all three pillars of sustainability for over a decade. We have focused on zero harm, reducing our energy use and emissions, recycling our production waste, incorporating circular economy principles, and constantly campaigning for better and more sustainable buildings.

Over the past decade we have achieved great things and we are proud of how we have changed our company, helped our colleagues, communities and customers and reduced our impact on the environment.

But sustainability is a process of continuous improvement.

We need to build on our successes. We must do more for our people and our environment. That’s why we’ve created our sustainability strategy. We call the strategy ‘For A Better World’ because it builds on the success of our mission statement:

“Our vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world.”

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2010 to 2020 highlights

Safety

Safety

Lost Time Accidents reduced by

56%

Waste

Waste

Waste to landfill reduced by

67.3%

NOx

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NOx reduced by

42.7%

ENERGY & RELATED EMISSIONS

Energy

Reduction in energy use

22.7%

Reduction related emissions

23.2%

WATER USE

Water

Reduction in water use

39.8%

Reduction in water discharge

80.7%

2025 Targets

Alongside long-term goals we have created 2025 targets that everyone can start achieving now.

We firmly believe that our current leadership should be held accountable for making progress against these four goals. We must not leave the problem for the next generation to deal with.

You can follow our progress on these pages: Better Buildings, Circular Economy, People First and Zero Carbon

Targets 2025
UN Sustainable Development Goals







Our sustainability strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. These goals set specific targets for 2030 and are described by the UN as the “world’s best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030”.

 

Knauf Insulation is also a signatory of the UN Global Compact which is a public commitment to operate in line with UN SDGs, ensure sustainability is at the heart of our DNA, and report annually to the UN on company progress.

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Annual Review 2021

Our annual review celebrates the power of our people and our inspired culture of challenge.create.care. It is also a showcase for our sustainability strategy ‘For A Better World’ — a public declaration of our long-term commitments — as well as our sustainability achievements of the past decade.