UN Global Compact
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everybody. They address global challenges and call on individuals, companies and organisations around the world to play their part in achieving these global goals by 2030. Five of the United Nations’ SDGs are intrinsically linked to our business. We have selected these goals because our activities can have the biggest impact in these specific areas.
SDG 8 - DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Sustainable economic growth is key to tackling poverty and raising living standards. Decent work for all is a means to that end. Armacell supports labour rights and engages closely with suppliers on these topics to ensure decent working conditions. A decent job is a safe job. Armacell’s Environment, Health and Safety Policy launched in 2021 and its promotion of a zero-accident mindset help employees to go home from work safe and healthy.
SDG 9 - INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Increasing resource and energy efficiency is an economic and environmental challenge. Innovation and technological progress are the prerequisites for developing sustainable solutions. Armacell has an outstanding record of innovation and investing in the creation of lasting value for its customers. Our innovation focus is geared to the goal of sustainable growth and developing solutions that benefit people and our planet.
SDG 12 - RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Worldwide consumption and production are still based on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Besides being a leading provider of technical insulation solutions that reduce resource consumption by enhancing energy efficiency, Armacell’s commitment to quality enhances its products’ sustainability and safety while its production, product performance, materials and technology innovations are driving responsible resource use.
SDG 13 – CLIMATE ACTION
Armacell’s insulation products are an effective means of supporting the global efforts to address climate change, as they enhance the energy efficiency of technical equipment and reduce CO2 emissions in many industries around the world.
SDG 14 - LIFE BELOW WATER
Plastic waste is seriously impacting the world’s rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. Armacell’s pioneering rPET technology is helping to reduce this plastic waste by re-using PET bottles and contributing to a circular economy in plastics. Our high-performance structural rPET foams manufactured from recycled plastic bottles are used as a core material in many composite sandwich structures.