Kingspan Insulation - Responsible Sourcing

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Responsible Sourcing


Raw material supply chains can have an all too easy to ignore impact on a business' sustainability performance. The ultimate goal in this area is to source raw materials responsibly. The main whole building environmental assessment tools used in the UK, BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes, award credits for responsible sourcing of building materials other than insulation. BREEAM 2008 also awards credits for insulation products on the basis of the ISO 14001 certification status of a business and its immediate suppliers. The current (April 2008) version of the Code for Sustainable Homes does not award credits for the responsible sourcing of insulation materials, though it is expected that this will change in the future.

Kingspan Kooltherm® products produced at Kingspan Insulation's Pembridge and Castleblayney manufacturing facilities are manufactured under a management system certified to BS EN ISO 14001: 2004 / I.S. EN ISO 14001: 2004. The principle polymer components of the products are also manufactured under a management system certified to ISO 14001: 2004.

Kingspan ThermaTM is manufactured under a management system certified to BS EN ISO 14001: 2004 / I.S. EN ISO 14001: 2004.  The principle polymer components of the products are also manufactured under a management system certified to ISO 14001: 2004.

For BREEAM 2008, the requirement in Mat 6 for the responsible sourcing for Foam Insulation is ISO 14001 for our manufacturing process, and ISO 14001 for the “principle polymer component production” manufacturing processes. The “principle polymer component production” constitutes the manufacture of Polyol and MDI for Therma and Phenolic Resin for Kooltherm. We can supply ISO 14001 certificates for this. Please contact the Kingspan Insulation Technical Services Department for copies.