At Onduline®, our core values are simplicity, reliability and commitment. And by commitment we mean, quite literally, “protection above all.” Our ongoing mission is to take serious sustainable actions at every level of our business, from our products and processes to our people and our planet. We’re constantly striving to fundamentally improve the way we operate, providing our customers with truly sustainable roofing solutions at a reasonable price, improving people’s lives as well as the neighborhoods they live in. For us, sustainability must be more than a buzz word. It must be fully integrated into our business thinking, including environmental, economic and social responsibility. We recognize that it’s our duty to take a leading role, to ensure a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future for us, our partners, our people and our customers. And we’ll continue to make major strides in all of these areas.
All of our products and materials are lightweight, which makes for simpler, more efficient transportation as well as less waste at construction sites. What’s more, they’re asbestos-free, composed of recycled fibers and use natural pigments for coloration.
We’re proud to have achieved a positive carbon footprint and a much lower volume of CO than other roofing solutions. 2
Additionally, our manufacturing processes boast low energy consumption (just 4 kwh per m2) and no dangerous waste. Our plants are equipped with high-performance treatment systems for gas effluents and emit no liquid waste in any form. The after-life of our products is just as important. Through high-tech recycling processes, we’ve been able to achieve high content of post-consumer material (around 50%). In fact, we’re currently recycling some 200,000 tons of material each year.
Every action we implement is carefully considered in terms of environmental responsibility. For example, our stand at this year’s Batimat Exhibition has been carefully designed to be broken down and reused at other events.
People are the cornerstone of our endeavors and, ultimately, everything we do is to improve their lives.
In addition to all the sustainable initiatives behind our products and processes, Onduline® is a company that values its workers. We currently employ more than 1,600 people across the globe, representing dozens of nationalities, cultures and languages. And the average employee stays with us for seven years on average, well above the global median for private-sector workers.
In this noisy era of exaggerated green-intensive communication, it’s important to be able to back up real initiatives with solid facts and reliable third-party confirmation. Onduline®’s achievements are regularly recognized by leading organizations and labels.
For instance, we’ve earned the prestigious VAR 1016 certification for high-impact recycling, which provides elements for LEED certification for sustainable green building operations. Not to mention the carbon footprint, which we have conducted with Pur Project, well known experts of this field.