Sustainability: managing our impacts

The Bauder group is totally committed to reducing the impact our business has on the environment. Our goal is to ensure we pass to future generations an intact ecological, social and economic company.

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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%.

Effective roof insulation 

It has long been recognised that the insulation of a building is essential to improve thermal performance and reduce the carbon emissions associated with heating buildings, in addition this improves quality of life and increases productivity through better working conditions. 

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The embodied energy of our rigid polyurethane PIR insulation accounts for as little as 4% of the energy the board can save during its serviceable life. With buildings accounting for 50% of the energy consumption in Europe, the inclusion of insulation when installing new or refurbished roofs plays a significant part in reducing CO2 emissions.

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ISO 9001 Certificate ►
ISO 14001 Certificate ►
ISO 50001 Certificate ►
ISO 50001 Energy Management Accreditation ►
ISO 9001 Quality Management Accreditation ►
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Accreditation ►
EPDs ►
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