Whilst most companies today are addressing their environmental impact, far fewer have looked at how to balance that with their impact on people and their economic performance, and yet these are absolutely fundamental to sustainability. Kingspan Insulation has been monitoring and reporting on progress in all areas of sustainable development since 2004, but the introduction of the GRI indicators for its 2008 report brought even greater transparency to the process. The extension of GRI reporting to level B+ significantly raises the bar. The difference between level B and level B+ is the requirement for external assurance of the GRI report. A copy of the external assurance report for the GRI content of Kingspan Insulation’s latest Sustainability and Responsibility report can be downloaded from the link on this page.
The GRI Framework is a universally recognised benchmark for sustainability reporting, and was developed using a wide range of stakeholder groups to make sure that it was relevant, comprehensive and credible. Reporting at level B+ is a clear indication of the level of commitment Kingspan has shown and the progress made.
However, the simple reporting of achievements is not an end in itself; this Sustainability and Responsibility Report is not a static tool but supports Kingspan’s aim to set new targets and continuously improve, challenging other construction product manufacturers to follow suit and make meaningful and measurable progress.
The report covers the UK business of Kingspan Insulation Ltd., which includes its headquarters and manufacturing facility at Pembridge, Herefordshire, and its manufacturing site at Selby, North Yorkshire. This report was published to present an holistic picture of Kingspan Insulation Ltd.’s long-term commitment to sustainability and responsibility in all of the company’s guises: as a manufacturer of insulation products; as an employer; as a substantial landholder; and as a key member of its neighbouring communities.
The data and commentary in this report summarise Kingspan Insulation’s journey from 2004-2009, and highlights key achievements from the calendar year 2009. Where significant material events have occurred in the early part of 2010, these are also commented upon.
Note: This report relates specifically to Kingspan Insulation's UK manufacturing operations at Pembridge, Herefordshire and Selby, North Yorkshire. The majority of Kingspan Insulation Australia's rigid insulation products are currently sourced from Kingspan Insulation's Castleblayney facility in Ireland.