ROOFING: Sustainability

"We need to continue working hard to produce even better products and leaving a smaller footprint in the process – that includes thinking sustainability into our products, operations, and R&D as well."

-CEO Jens Birgersson

Our purpose is simple and compelling: to release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living. ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.

Stone is our core raw material and the bedrock on which our business is based. It is naturally resilient and essentially inexhaustible as the earth makes 38,000 times more rock every year (through volcanic and oceanic activity) than we use to make stone wool.

While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.

At ROCKWOOL, we’re committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our heritage is rooted in stone wool and we’re the world leader in this field. From energy efficiency to acoustic comfort, water scarcity to urban aesthetics, ROCKWOOL solutions help customers meet the needs of modern living.

Our Opportunity: Net Carbon Positive2

From household walls and roofs, to the vast tanks and pipes of a power station – stone wool keeps heat where it’s needed. ROCKWOOL building insulation can become ‘net carbon positive’ in as little as 200 days – meaning the carbon emitted during the production of building insulation is offset by the avoided emissions of the insulation’s use in buildings. For industrial insulation, this can happen in as little as half a day.

Potential carbon savings of stone wool insulation product segments of the ROCKWOOL Group and corresponding global warming potential of those segments and the corresponding assurance report issued by PwC in May 2017. This calculation assumes a zero insulation baseline for technical insulation.