Slovenian pavilion featuring Urbanscape Green Solutions at the World Expo
Annual Review 2021

Discover our Annual Review 2021

Dominique Bossan

INTRODUcTION

Change is always exciting

Dominique Bossan, Knauf Insulation’s new leader, discusses market challenges, the importance of sustainability, the future of renovation and investing in new capacity.

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Annual Review 2021

Sustainability tag
Better Buildings
Europe’s energy security must start with energy efficiency
Europe’s built environment – its homes, offices, schools, hospitals, libraries, and other buildings – is the single largest consumer of energy.
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Johor Bahru
Future vision
Delivering Customer-centricity
In Malaysia our €120 million new plant at Johor Bahru with a capacity of 75,000 tonnes completed its first deliveries to customers in Australia in May, 2021.
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Belgian association Woonpunt Zennevallei chose the Knauf Energy Solutions renovation package because it was low risk in terms of future maintenance and met regional Flemish energy performance and decarbonisation standards
Better Buildings
184-home retrofit makes history
Knauf Energy Solutions (KES) has completed the biggest ever large-scale real-performance deep retrofit in history — a total of 184 homes for social housing company Woonpunt Zennevallei, benefiting hundreds of residents in the Vogelweelde Estate in the Belgian town of Halle.
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The 3,700 m2 headquarters for the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
Better Buildings
How to create better buildings
Climate action has taken centre stage in Europe with the European Commission tabling an ambitious package of green policies. At Knauf Insulation we are working with European Union and national policy makers to unlock the incredible potential of these plans with a focus on upscaling renovation initiatives and ensuring quality work.
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Knauf Insulation's mobile studio
Circular Economy
Lights, cameras and action!
Knauf Insulation’s Le Studio is a striking example of upcycling — an old trailer transformed into a video and audio studio. Le Studio now offers colleagues the chance to communicate from one simple, easy-to-operate, portable base.
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Knauf insulation products
Circular Economy
Less is more
Knauf Insulation is committed to reducing the amount of virgin plastic film used in packaging by 25%.
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Resulation collection of Knauf Insulation Mineral Wool waste
Circular Economy
RESULATION’s recycling success
Knauf Insulation’s new project in Germany offers customers an easy, environmentally responsible way to collect scrap Mineral Wool and transform it back... into new Mineral Wool.
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The looping project
Circular Economy
The shape of things to come
Knauf Insulation’s pioneering new plant, pictured above, will revolutionise recycling in line with the company’s ambition to take back 25% of scrap generated from customers’ job sites by 2025.
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At the new AFAS Software Experience Centre at Leusden in the Netherlands health, well-being and comfort are regarded as a priority for building users. A total of 2,000 m 2 of Knauf Insulation’s Acoustifit Glass Mineral Wool and 1,200 m2 of Heraklith® Wood Wool A2 Decorative Boards were installed in the futuristic building in addition to 15,000 m 2 of 12.5 mm Knauf A Gypsum Board and 12.5 mm 27,500 m 2 of Diamond Board
Better Buildings
How to enjoy a quiet life
Stress, irritation, sleep loss, poor concentration and even cardiovascular problems. The health implications of noise pollution are well-documented. The solution? Good acoustic insulation – especially in the places where people live, work and learn.
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Knauf Insulation and United Nations sustainable development goals

Our For A Better World sustainability strategy is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations with particular focus on 10 SDGs listed below. The SDGs are designed to be the “world’s best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030”. In addition, Knauf Insulation is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The company commits to align its strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

UN goals 1
UN goals 2