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Environmental Achievements
Installation of Exhaust air combustion system in Muenster
Information campaign on the potential for savings by insulating hot pipes in buildings

Award for Ethics in Business

2013 Environmental audit at all Armacell plants with the support of ERM (Environmental Resources Management), one of the world’s leading sustainability consultancies: no material environmental issues.

2012 The first solvent-free adhesive for installing flexible elastomeric foams is developed in order to meet the ever-increasing requirements of green building schemes.

2011 Armacell Code of Conduct: Armacell adopts a code of conduct, which obliges all employees worldwide to act ethically. The code of conduct is based on values and principles which are valid throughout the Armacell group

AVK Innovation Prize for Armacell PET product: the fully recyclable ArmaFORM PET received one of the prestigious AVK Innovation Prizes in the category Environment.

Armacell is a founder member of the European Industrial Insulation Foundation (Eiif) whose purpose is to promote the use of optimized insulation systems in industrial plants.

Armacell is the first manufacturer of flexible technical insulation materials in the world to present an ecobalance analysis (Life Cycle Assessment): 140 times more energy is saved through the use of Armaflex products than is needed for the production, transport and disposal of the products.

After the earthquake in Sichuan Province, China, Armacell makes a spontaneous donation of 10,000 euros to aid organizations working in the area. A further 10,000 euros were raised by Armacell employees throughout the world, to which the company added a sum of 5,000 euros. Support was given not only to the Red Cross and a fund for school reconstruction, but also to Armacell employees affected by the earthquake.

At the company headquarters in Münster, Armacell's largest production plant worldwide, an innovative exhaust air combustion system is installed.

With this the largest environmental investment in the history of the company, measurable air pollutants are reduced by approximately 90 %.

Armacell begins a broad information campaign on the potential for savings by insulating hot pipes in buildings (EPBD-campaign).

Armacell’s Thai subsidiary receives the prestigious Prime Minister’s Industry Award for its innovative energy management programme.

Armacell joins the UN initiative Global Compact, the world’s most important business network for sustainable globalization. The members of the Global Compact commit themselves to promoting in their sphere of influence the implementation of ten fundamental principles regarding environmental protec­tion, compliance with labour standards, combating corruption and the general protection of human rights. They also undertake to advocate publicly for the objec­tives of the pact.

Armacell receives the Ethics in Business Award for its exceptional commitment to the environment and social issues.

A Tsunami relief fund is set up: donations of 50,000 euros benefit long-term humanitarian and ecological projects in the area.

The Chinese Panyu location is certified according to ISO 14001. This makes Armacell the first, and as yet the only, manufacturer of flexible technical insu­lation materials in China to have gained the environmental certificate.

The Centre for Sustainable Building presents the final report of the CO2-study.

An integrated management system is established: quality management and environmental protection are brought together in one system and harmonized.

Armacell commissions the Centre for Sustainable Building (Zentrum für umweltbe­wusstes Bauen) at the University of Kassel, Germany, to carry out a scientific study on the potential for energy savings by insulating heating and hot-water pipes with Armaflex (CO2-Study).

The insulation products division of Armstrong World Industries is sold and begins to do business under the name Armacell. The new company continues to stand for everything which typified Armstrong Insulation Products and commits itself publicly to environmental protection.

Armacell Iberia is the first Spanish company in this line of business to stop using HCFCs in the manufacture of its polyethylene products. The propellant is replaced by environment-friendly Isobutan.

Armstrong Insulation Products becomes a founder member of EuroACE, the European alliance for energy efficiency in buildings, which was formed by the European Commission after the world climate summit in Kyoto.

The Environmental Management System at Armstrong Insulation Products in Münster is certified in accordance with SIO 14001 and receives one of the first EMAS certificates in the Münsterland.

Procedure for assessing raw materials from an ecological point of view is established.

The company builds its own recycling plant for scrap resulting from the production of Armaflex.

Introduction of an environmental management system at the company headquarters in Münster.

An Environmental Steering Team is set up to examine the environmental soundness of all business processes from the purchase of raw materials to the transportation of goods.

A regular internal environmental audit is established. At three-year intervals, every production facility worldwide is audited in accordance with the environmental legislation of the country in which it is located. In addition to this, recommendations are made which go above and beyond the legislation.

First lifecycle assessment in cooperation with the Institute for Ecological Economic Research Berlin (IÖW) begins. Introduction of an annual waste balance sheet and a waste management concept at the Münster plant.

Armstrong commits itself publicly to environmental protection.

Armstrong becomes an active member of 'future e.V'’, a business initiative for in-company environmental protection.

Copyright: Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG · Imprint · Date of Release: 22/8/2014

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