Overall, Paroc showed a strong performance in 2013, despite the unstable market environment. One of Paroc’s key achievements in 2013 was completing the first phase of the Russia factory project, resulting in the opening of the first production line in Izoplit, in the Tver region. The first production line offered employment to 120 people. The Russian production site operates with the same sustainability principles as all other Paroc sites.
Other key projects in 2013 included developing new renovation solutions and piloting the energy-renovation concept, renZero, in Finland and Sweden. The objective of the project is to meet the demands caused by aging buildings and increasingly high energy-efficiency standards.
Highlights of 2013 also include achievements in occupational health and safety: overall accident frequency within the whole group decreased by 33 percent since 2012, with the target being 30 percent decrease. The target of zero accidents by 2020 was achieved by three of Paroc’s plants already in 2013.
The report is Paroc Group’s third sustainability report and follows the application level C in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 guidelines. Paroc reports its sustainability on an annual basis.