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On the forefront of sustainability

At Etex, our construction solutions have sustainability at their core. We take responsibility for innovating whilst reducing our carbon footprint and integrating circularity principles wherever we can.

Our Road to Sustainability 2030

Our Road to Sustainability 2030

 

At Etex, we believe significant progress means taking big steps. We combat global challenges, like climate change, by focusing on the core strengths of our products. With our effective lightweight construction solutions and innovative building materials, we embrace the demand for high-quality, energy-efficient and sustainable living and working spaces. Urgent challenges need both short term and long term solutions. That is why we signed the United Nations Global Compact, prioritising sustainable development goals (SDG) with which we can make the biggest impact.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

Our Sustainable Development Goals

Etex fully commits to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting up six dedicated workstreams with ambitions for priority areas where our company has the biggest impact on the planet and society.

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Our structured and continuously evolving safety approach is built around our teammates. Every day, they take responsibility and ownership to apply safety rules and regulations. They act when needed to prevent unsafe work conditions.

Our daily goals

  • Zero fatalities
  • Zero harm
  • Zero burn outs

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We are committed to equal opportunities and zero tolerance towards discrimination. Our ambition is to achieve an inclusive work environment where all can thrive in stead of 'socially inclusive work environment for all'. All our teammates should feel valued and part of the team.

Our goals for 2025

  • Cover all teammates by Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies, procedures and practices.
  • Train all teammates on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Ensure pay equality

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With our lightweight construction solutions, we can deliver sustainable, efficient, safe and beautiful solutions. By 2025 we will have transformed the way we engage with our customers and enhance the sustainable features of our lightweight construction solutions.

Our goal for 2025

  • Build a sustainable product roadmap per technology platform.

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We are developing ways to reintroduce materials into continuous circles of material flows. For us, waste is not waste, but a potentially valuable resource which can be regenerated or repurposed and turned into something new. We have already made significant progress, eg. by developing a take-back service.

Our goals for 2030

  • Use more than 20% of circular input as raw materials
  • Reduce plastic packaging by 20% and use recyclable plastic only
  • Offer a take-back service of our product portfolio in 80% of our European countries
  • Zero waste sent to landfill
  • Invest 50% of our innovation resources to sustainability

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We manufacture products and solutions that will reduce our customers' footprint as well as our own. Our aim is to reach carbon neutrality, for example by focusing on innovative technologies, renewable energy and strategic acquisitions.

Our goal for 2030

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity (CO2e emissions of Scope 1 and 2) by 35%.

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At Etex, water is used as input material in our fibre cement, gypsum, calcium silicate and insulation products manufacturing processes. In 2023, we added Water and Biodiversity as a sixth priority area in our Road to Sustainability 2030 and have set clear targets to reduce our water withdrawal intensity. Water usage and requirements differ according to the specific product being manufactured.

Our goals for 2030

  • Cover 100% of our sites with water management plans by 2027.
  • Reduce our water withdrawal intensity by 20% by 2030.

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Our awards and ratings

Our awards and ratings

Together with our teammates and partners, we are on a continuous journey towards a more sustainable construction industry. Our efforts are getting noticed. Etex has in recent years been awarded different sustainability awards, ratings and labels.

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Silver EcoVadis rating

Our sustainability management is accredited by the leading rating agency EcoVadis. Overall, Etex is rated in the top 9% of companies active in the concrete, cement and plaster industry. For our achievements in the area of Environment we get a top 6% rating.

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‘Low risk’ ESG rating

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores assess a company's sustainability and ethical performance. Our risk level has improved compared to 2021 and is rated 17.9 in 2023. This means Etex is listed as a top 10 company in the ‘Construction Products’ category.

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Bronze certification Cradle to Cradle

All our EQUITONE fibre cement façade materials are Cradle to Cradle Certified ® at the Bronze level. This certification is widely regarded, throughout the building industry, as a preferred sustainability standard, giving architects fact-based, at-a-glance assurance that EQUITONE’s façade materials meet some of the world’s most rigorous sustainability standards.

Our sustainable value chain

Our sustainable value chain

We address social and environmental sustainability challenges throughout our value chain. From focusing on reusing and recycling together with our suppliers and finding ways to save on resources in production, to developing innovative solutions that inspire people to live more sustainably.

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Social engagement

Social engagement

True to our purpose, we do our utmost to turn our sense of responsibility towards the communities we operate in, into tangible actions and contributions. In joining forces with local and international non-profit organisations and their partners, we help build homes, shelters and educational spaces for families and communities in need.

Do you want to take a deep dive?

Do you want to take a deep dive?

Read more about Etex’s sustainability efforts and vision:

Annual Report 2023

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Environmental policy

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Biodiversity policy

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Water policy

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