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.

Environmental Product Declarations, certification and standards 
Recycled content and recycling our products 

Manufacturing

As a company, we aim to manufacture the highest quality flat roof systems, which offer the longest service life to provide lower whole life costs. By continually focusing on improving manufacturing processes for all of our products, we are able to further reduce raw material usage, waste and emissions. For example, across our manufacturing factories we utilise shredders to recycle any membrane offcuts and waste back into production.


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%.