Sustainability: managing our impacts
Bauder is committed to reducing the impact its business and manufacturing operations have on society and the environment. We aim to communicate to our clients and all stakeholders about sustainability issues in a straight forward and easy to understand manner.
Operation of our production plants
Our manufacturing plants use closed rotation cooling systems which dramatically reduce water consumption and avoid environmental pollution. Over a five year period we have successfully reduced the energy consumption for the manufacture of PIR insulation by 20% and is a reflection of our ISO 50001 Energy Management accreditation. This is good for the business, good for clients and food for the environment.
Packaging and site waste
On site, we work closely with recycling specialists to reduce rubbish going to landfill. The protective paper covers on our membranes are easily recycled, as are the plastic wrappings on the insulation board packs. The offcuts of membrane during a roof installation are utilised at the detail flashings so that the amount of membrane required for a project is strictly calculated to reduce waste and costs. As an example, on a large local authority refurbishment scheme we were instrumental in successfully achieving recycling targets by diverting and reducing the volume of waste to landfill by 90%.