For me sustainability is about doing more with less. “More value, less impact” refers to Sika’s commitment to maximize the value of our solutions and contributions to all stakeholders whilst reducing risks and resource consumption. Working together with the SSG will help Sika to engage with some key stakeholders as well as other members of the industry, enabling Sika to embed these principles throughout the roofing sector, sharing & adopting best practice along our sustainability journey.
Sustainability means more than just focusing on waste reduction or other environmental aspects. At Sika we take a holistic view considering the three pillars – people, planet and prosperity, which must be balanced to ensure true sustainability – this is reflected in our six strategic sustainability targets which focus on economic performance, sustainable solutions, local communities/society, energy, water/waste and occupational safety. Too much focus on any one of these areas will lead to an imbalance and adversely affect our future.
“We know we can’t continue to burn through the current level of resources without compromising everyone’s future.
Joining the SSG gives me the opportunity to better understand the sustainability challenges that our Industry faces and to help try and be part of creating a long term credible solution.”
Janice Tyler-Johnson, Sustainability Manager, Briggs Amasco Ltd. “For me, sustainability is about doing everything that we can to create a cleaner, healthier and inclusive world for ourselves and forthcoming generations. I believe that being realistic in our ambitions is key to actually achieving these changes. Single Ply roofing forms a large part of our business and I didn’t hesitate to represent contractor members of SPRA when asked to join this group as I feel contractors can offer a great insight into the practicalities of sustainability on site.
When it comes to our approach to sustainability, it is, simply put, a matter of living our purpose to address the challenges of modern living in a sustainable manner. This means using natural materials to make products that have a positive impact on society.
ROCKWOOL takes its contribution to society and the environment seriously. At its core, our business centres on the creation of products that improve energy efficiency, and the products themselves are made from a natural, sustainable source – volcanic rock.
We also work hard to support our communities through local initiatives as well as global work led by the ROCKWOOL Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which controls around a quarter of all ROCKWOOL International shares.
All of this work is supported and evidenced by our own sustainability reporting as well as independent external accreditations and awards.