Sustainability and UNILIN

Sustainability is a vital concept for all future buildings in the UK. The term can be used to describe many aspects of the procurement process, from initial design right though to how materials are disposed of at the building’s end of life.
As a large international company we have aresponsibility not only to our shareholders butto our people and the environment. We takethis seriously and you are more than welcometo read our environmental policies pertaining toour products and our company in general. Thecompany is committed to reducing its carbonfootprint in all its operations and is striving tobecome a great example in the constructionmaterials industry of how to be profitable andenvironmentally sound. We all have our part toplay if we want to prosper in this industry andmeet the needs of not only our times, but thoseuncertain times in the future that our children andgrandchildren will inherit from us.

Our products are designed to be of the highestquality, including the processes by which they aremade. The issue of embodied carbon and carbonemissions is becoming a driver for new legislationcoming into force over the next few years. Wehave no doubt that the use of Whole life CycleCostings and other environmental metrics willbecome more important than they currently are.Simply choosing the cheapest, minimum solutionwill not work anymore. New assessments suchas SAP calculations and BREEAM already takeenergy efficiency into account, but they alsostress the need to reduce carbon emissionsby setting ever increasing targets. The aim forcarbon neutral buildings and zero emissionthrough Europe in the next decade will usher in apermanent change in the UK. This is the challengewe all face. UNILIN will be the supply partner ofchoice for those construction companies andclients who are ready to change now.

The “smart living” slogan means just that - UNILINproducts are the way to achieve compliance withall UK building codes and help the UK move to asmarter way of life. We aim to exceed all minimumenergy efficiency and buildability requirements,and set the standard for insulation and timberengineered solutions in the UK. Our drive forexcellence means that you can be assured that byusing our products sustainability will be built in toall your projects for years to come.


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