The indicators presented in the report are tools for measuring and following Paroc’s sustainable progress in all its production facilities in Finland, Sweden, Poland, and Lithuania.
Sustainability policy is a part of Paroc strategy. In the future, the report describing the company’s economic, social and environmental effects will be published annually.
Sustainability is a factor which strongly influences the development and renewal of our business because our products play a significant role in improving the energy efficiency of buildings”, states Paroc Group CEO, Kari Lehtinen. “We operate in an energy-intensive industry so the ecological efficiency and waste recyclability provide additional savings while minimising the burden on the environment and thus contributing to our common well-being.”
Paroc’s most important goals for the coming years involve increasing the energy efficiency of its production facilities and reaching the occupational safety target of zero accidents by the year 2020.
At all Paroc production plants, processes operate according to the current regulations and standards. Beatrice Rantanen, Paroc Group’s Sustainability Manager, emphasises that Paroc production facilities in Finland and Sweden depend almost solely on green energy, and 75 percent of Paroc waste is recycled.
Paroc is considered a pioneer in energy efficient building as it develops environmentally considerate solutions for building and renovating. Paroc experts have taken part in creating nationwide passive house standards and solutions with VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland), which has also certified the Paroc Passive House concept.
”High-quality heat insulation is the most effective and inexpensive way to affect the energy efficiency of new buildings. The benefits will be emphasised even more when Europe shifts to zero-energy building by the year 2020”, adds Lehtinen.
The energy balance of Paroc stone wool products is positive because the amount of energy needed to produce them is only a fraction of the amount of energy the insulation saves during its lifespan.
Paroc was internationally acknowledged this year for its attention to environmental effects and received the Global Insulation Company of the Year 2012- award. In addition to focusing on sustainability factors the panel also praised Paroc's innovative insulation solutions for renovation projects.