Etex, a UK lightweight construction manufacturer, has reported that last year, relative carbon emissions (scope 1 and 2) were down 5.7% on 2020’s and 21.7% on 2010’s figures, surpassing the sector target proposed for 2025 (20%).

The business’ newly released annual sustainability scorecard – which covers its UK dry construction brands Siniat (drywall) and Promat (fire protection) – also revealed that the business sent just 0.0012% of materials to landfill in 2021, its lowest figure to date.

Etex has again exceeded its recycling targets, increasing the amount of plasterboard it has recycled by over a third YoY (2021 vs 2020).

Commenting on the success of its recent sustainability scorecard, Steve Hemmings, Head of Environment and Sustainability at Etex, said: “It’s fantastic to see our dedication to reducing our environmental impact paying off, but we’re not stopping here. We now have all of the building blocks in place to help us become an even more sustainable supplier in the coming years, including the development of our new, sustainability-led factory in Bristol, which will be central to the delivery of further improvements in years to come.”

Etex has recently cemented its commitment to sustainability by becoming a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) and is currently working with a number of its members to set out best practices for gypsum sustainability, with a focus on circulatory and supporting customers on their scope 3 emissions.

“Our partnership with SCSS, and subsequent collaboration with some of the biggest names in UK construction, will really help us drive the sustainability agenda forward, particularly concerning gypsum use,” Hemmings concluded.

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