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Annual Review 2022

Discover our Annual Review 2022



A year of challenges where we have risen to the occasion.

Our leaders, Dominique Bossan, Chief Executive Officer for Knauf Insulation Europe/Middle East/Asia, Kristin Barthel, Chief Financial Officer, and David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer, discuss the challenges of the past year and why their view of the future remains optimistic.

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Dominique Kristin David

Annual Review 2022

Sustainability tag
Circular Economy
Landmark year for recycling
New facility drives Knauf Insulation’s pioneering approach to the circular economy by recycling construction and deconstruction wastes.
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Future vision
€135 million investment in Romania
Upgrade of factory and new production line will create more that 100 new jobs. 
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Shopping center ALEJA in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Guiding the market on carbon
The Knauf Insulation EcoIndex Tool and Carbon Calculator will enable our teams and customers to have a better understanding of the environmental impact of different solutions, and through a simplified interpretation of Environmental Product Declarations, support the selection of the best one.
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Future vision
Showcase for excellence
Knauf Insulation’s McGregor site in North America will create 150 new jobs and produce 46 million m2 of Mineral Wool every year when it opens in 2024.
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People First
Creating a culture of connection and belonging
Over the past year, Knauf Insulation has undertaken a number of initiatives to increase awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 
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Zero Carbon
Decarbonisation revolution
Knauf Insulation is stepping up initiatives to meet the company’s ambitious 2025 target to cut embodied carbon by 15%.
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Driving sustainability within Northern Europe
Meet Vanessa Rae, our Marketing & Sustainability Director for Knauf Insulation Northern Europe. Vanessa has taken over the sustainability responsibility in her region, reinforcing Northern Europe’s commitment to the topic.
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Safety campaign
People First
It’s Up To Us to manage risk
"Knauf Insulation’s safety numbers may have improved in 2021, but there is still no room for complacency", says Health, Safety and Environment Lead Philippe Coune. Risk awareness was the key subject of safety across Knauf Insulation in 2022.
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Better Buildings
Put energy efficiency first
European leaders must make energy efficiency the foundation stone of a future-proof energy-secure Europe.
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Knauf Insulation and United Nations sustainable development goals

Knauf Insulation’s For A Better World sustainability strategy is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations with a specific focus on the 10 highlighted below. The SDGs are described by the UN as the “world’s best plan to build a better world for people and the planet by 2030”. Knauf Insulation is also 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.

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