Pink ® Batts ® In­su­la­tion makes green prom­ise

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Pink ® Batts ® in­su­la­tion has been an in­te­gral part of the New Zealand build­ing in­dus­try for more than 50 years. And as a re­spon­si­ble in­su­la­tion com­pany, we ac­cept that our pro­cesses and ac­tiv­i­ties do have an im­pact on our en­vi­ron­ment. As part of our ap­proach to ad­dress­ing this we have in­vested in a new elec­tric glass melter, which is about four times more ef­fi­cient than the pre­vi­ous gas-fired melter, and in­tro­duced en­ergy ef­fi­cient lighting in all of our build­ings.

We have also suc­cess­fully gained a num­ber of in­de­pen­dent and in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised cer­ti­fi­ca­tions on the safety, en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity and health ben­e­fits of our prod­ucts, in­clud­ing the gov­ern­ment-backed En­vi­ron­men­tal Choice cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

But we know also sus­tain­abil­ity is not a des­ti­na­tion, it is a jour­ney of con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ment. That’s why we have also con­ducted a full Life Cy­cle As­sess­ment (see be­low) of our pro­duc­tion meth­ods to help bench­mark our im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment and where we can im­prove. And we have set some am­bi­tious ini­tia­tives to re­duce this year on year.

This long stand­ing his­tory, lo­cal ex­per­tise and com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity means our in­su­la­tion prod­ucts are specif­i­cally de­signed for how Kiwi’s build their homes to­day, and to max­imise our well-be­ing long into the fu­ture.

In­su­la­tion is the most cost-ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion for sav­ing CO²

Adapted from: Enkvist PA et al (2006). A cost curve for green­house gas re­duc­tion. The McKin­sey Quar­terly

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