ROCKWOOL Sustainability Report 2020: Use less, green the rest

Trucost, part of S&P Global, has classified all ROCKWOOL Group products as having a positive impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, while the company has met or exceeded two of its six sustainability targets ahead of time.

As governments and societies continue grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, greening the economic recovery takes on even greater significance. ROCKWOOL Group’s Sustainability Report 2020 details the contribution the company’s product makes toward this goal, including updates on operational improvements and progress on supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Highlights of ROCKWOOL’s sustainability performance in 2020

  • Over the lifetime of its use, ROCKWOOL building insulation sold in 2020 will save 100 times the carbon emitted and energy consumed in its production.
  • In December 2020, ROCKWOOL announced ambitious, science based global decarbonisation targets, verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Key elements are:
    • Reducing factory absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 38 percent by 2034 (relative to baseline year 2019)
    • Reducing non-factory, absolute lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2034 (relative to baseline year 2019)
  • In 2020, ROCKWOOL reached two of its six interim sustainability goals two years ahead of schedule. Those two goals are reducing production waste going to landfill by 40 percent – ROCKWOOL hit 50 percent – and improving the water efficiency in its factories by 10 percent.

Learn more about ROCKWOOL’s sustainability performance – read the full report at: