Reporting Sustainability and Responsibility

Sust&Resp Report 201213

We’ve just published our latest Sustainability and Responsibility Report which covers activities and future aims for the company and thought it might be useful to go into a bit more detail about why we do this and what the report covers.

Kingspan Insulation have been reporting our sustainability practices for over a decade now and the report highlights our continuous progress in this area. The Sustainability and Responsibility report is not a static document but forms part of our plans for ongoing improvement. It is both quantitative and qualitative – putting numbers to how well we are performing in a variety of areas and comparing this to historic data and future targets.

Who is it for?

The report is for all our stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, investors, local community and anyone else who is interested.

External Assurance

This report adheres Global Reporting Initiative framework level B+ , a universally recognised benchmark for sustainability reporting. Achieving level B+ rather than B means we have external assurance and the report from Anthesis-Caleb, who carried out the assurance process, is also available on our website. External assurance is an important part of the process as it ensures the highest levels of transparency.

What it covers

The report covers the launch of the Kingspan OPTIM-R vacuum insulation panel, the award of BES 6001 certification for the Kingspan Kooltherm and Therma range products produced at its sites in Selby and Pembridge, and the continued support for the communities around its sites through measures such as the charitable Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

Some figures from the report:

  • 100% of all Raw Materials sourced from EU and OECD countries
  • 77% of waste for 2013 not to landfill so on target to divert 80% of factory generated waste from landfill by 2015.
  • 4 TJ of energy consumption from on-site production – this will rapidly be increasing due to the net zero energy project
  • Almost 34% of suppliers are from within 1 hour drive of one of our manufacturing sites (figure excludes raw material as they are not available within this distance)

To find out more have a look at the report on our website.

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