Goals & Commitments to Global Environmental Sustainability

Putting People First
Knauf Insulation Will Achieve Zero Carbon

At Knauf Insulation we have always been defined by sustainability. Our products save energy, cut emissions and are designed to make sure buildings are good for the environment and keep people healthy, safe and well.

But sustainability is a process of continuous improvement. We need to build on our successes. We must do more for our people and our environment.

We have set ourselves four important long-term goals for the future:


Our patented, bio-based binder is the smarter alternative to the traditional phenol formaldehyde binders used in fiberglass insulation. It's the foundation to our commitment to making the world a better place.

In North America alone, the switch from phenol formaldehyde based resins to ECOSE® technology conserves the equivalent of 100,000 barrels of oil annually.


10 railcars — that's about how much recycled glass cullet we put to good use each day. From start to finish, our plants are dedicated to finding efficiencies throughout the manufacturing process.

Over the last decade, they've reduced overall energy use by 20%. Each year, they make continued improvement efforts to save even more. The result — a product that saves energy before it's even made and after it's installed.

It starts with recycled content, reduces energy consumption during manufacturing and ends with a sustainable product that takes just 40 days to recover the energy used to make, ship and install it. Then keeps on saving for the life of the insulation. 


When what you make can end up just about anywhere, you have to make sure it’s worthy of just about anywhere. Our certifications are our badges of honor. They’re proof of our dedication to creating better spaces to live, work and play. With sustainable products and projects, we can claim certifications like Declare, GREENGUARD Gold and much more. 


We put sustainability at the heart of everything we do at Knauf Insulation. See how Knauf's global initiatives are helping to make a significant impact in the world around us. Download the latest Annual Review.


We're constanty trying to improve the way we do things to improve the world around us. That includes partnering with organizations to ensure we stay up to date on energy codes and how products are used. See just how far we go to fufill our commitment to sustainability.

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