Reporting Boundary: Dublin Warehouse (Unit 87 Dublin D24 WR85), Immingham Factory (96 Kings Road, Immingham, DN40 1QS), Sittingbourne Factory (Kemsley Fields Business park, Sittingbourne, ME9 8SR)
Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses,Natural Gas, Other fuels, Water, Waste, Paper,
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021
We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG.
Knauf, a building materials manufacturer recognises that its operations and activities have an impact on the local and global environment in a number of ways and as such is committed to continually reducing these environmental impacts.
Achieving the Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.
Understanding and measuring its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. Over the next year, it will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.
Knauf has also measured its social value contributions. This refers to the net social and environmental benefits generated by their team. Measuring social value gives a holistic insight into its positive contributions to not only the environment but also to society, demonstrating its commitment to meaningfully contribute to a better planet for all.
Through Planet Mark, Knauf has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.
It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
To recertify next year Knauf must reduce emissions by 2.5%.
A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.