Sustainability refers to using resources wisely to satisfy present needs without disturbing our future requirements.
Buildings have a massive impact on the environment, with both their construction and use, contributing significantly to the environmental issues we face today. Hence, sustainable construction methods are becoming increasingly important. At Gyproc, we have developed a sustainable approach to our business which helps our partners in the construction industry (architects, contractors, installers; to name a few) deliver innovative solutions and services to their customers and clients.
Our commitment is to minimise the impact of our products and systems on the environment and we achieve this in a number of ways:
- We are located all over the world with manufacturing facilities as close as possible to the main construction hotspots, ensuring that our response is prompt, and that our materials are local to minimize transportation.
- Our products help provide comfort, safety and health to the occupiers and users of buildings.
Gyproc has initiated monitoring of the environmental impact of the products during production and their whole life cycle. This requires transparency and the vigorous use of widely accepted Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) techniques to produce meaningful data. Data, which our customer can compare to ensure an optimised approach, is taken in line with future requirements, as per Green Building Organisations like IGBC and GRIHA. At Gyproc, we ensure that the environmental impact of a new product is considered right at the beginning of the innovation process. By using this mind-set and methodology, we will increasingly deliver products, systems and service innovations to improve the environment and comfort of our installers and end-users.