In its annual report, ROCKWOOL has revealed how their stone wool products are effective, and how well they are progressing towards the sustainability goals.
The concept of sustainable development was formulated and adopted by the United Nations in 1987, and since then it has retained its relevance, shaping a global model of the mankind’s future.
Our products have an important role to play in solving some of society’s biggest challenges, especially related to climate change and urbanization”,
says CEO Jens Birgersson.
At the same time, our focus is on improving the environmental and safety performance of our operations and robustness of our internal processes, to reduce our footprint and ensure that ROCKWOOL continues to have a positive impact on society and the environment.
Thanks to the sustainability policy that ROCKWOOL is committed to, its products impacted the sustainable development goals in 2018:
- 200 million tons of CO2 avoided in the lifetime of building insulation sold in 2018;
- 5,400 TWh heating energy saved in the lifetime of technical insulation sold in 2018;
- 94 million liters of water saved by greenhouse growing products sold in 2018;
- 300,000 students benefited from better learning environments with Rockfon acoustic solutions;
- 130,000 tons of stone wool product waste collected for recycling in our reclaimed waste schemes.
ROCKWOOL Group is also committed to growing the circular economy, considering wastes as a valuable resource suitable for recycling and producing new quality products.
Pipelines are subject to corrosion under insulation. This is a real issue the oil & gas and chemical industries are suffered from. ROCKWOOL came up with a proprietary solution ProRox® with WR-Tech ™, which are the only mineral wool products capable of retaining water repellent properties at the temperatures up to +250 °C.
This solution was awarded Innovation of the Year Award from Materials Performance that is the official publication of NACE International, the world’s highest authority in corrosion issues.