Knauf firmly believe that sustainability is the way to a better future and that we all have a role to play in ensuring this happens. That is why Knauf is delighted to announce the release of their 2022 Sustainability Report. The report outlines Knauf’s goals of achieving Net Zero by 2045 and the roadmap to achieve this.
Ian Stokes, Knauf UK & Ireland Managing Director, introduces the report and sets out what it means to the business for both internal and external stakeholders. “Sustainability is not a nice to have, but an essential part of the way we live and work. We will put people and communities first, achieve net zero carbon and be a key player in the circular economy.”
“Our strategy focuses on three core areas where we will bring real action and measurability to ensure progression. We’re educating and encouraging all our staff, suppliers, and stakeholders to take on more sustainable practices to help meet these goals. This report is our marker in the ground and offers a focused route to achieving Net Zero.”
The report discusses three focus areas for achieving these goals: People, Planet and Prosperity. Within each of these pillars, there are specific actions Knauf is taking to achieving these goals.
Measurability and accountability are key in setting these sustainability targets. The partnership with Planet Mark, an independent business which certifies company’s sustainability progress through reviewing carbon emissions and Environmental, Social, and Government (ESG) criteria, is central to this.
Through this partnership, Knauf can effectively measure and verify progress not just in carbon reduction, but social value too. This extra layer adds value to the measures the business is taking and demonstrates the commitment to meeting the net zero target.
In measuring progression to date, Knauf carbon emissions are down 8.2% in 2022 compared to the 2021 baseline. Within that reduction, Scope 1 and 2 emissions have been reduced by 7.9%. Social value has also improved year-on-year, with a 64% increase underlining the positive impact Knauf continues to have on employees and local communities.
As sustainability continues to grow in importance, Knauf are proud of the efforts taken so far to contribute to a more sustainable world.
To read the report in full, including details of the actions taken and results to date, visit www.knauf.co.uk/about-us/sustainability