At Integra we strongly believe in corporate social responsibility, and it is an important pillar within our organization. We are proud that we invest heavily in the latest techniques in the field of the environment & energy saving, society, ergonomics & safety and sustainability.
We are aware of the huge impact the construction industry has on the environment, accounting for an estimated 50% of global material consumption. Clearly this is not sustainable, and as a major player in the construction industry we knew we had to make a positive change.
Cradle to cradle
To meet this challenge and create a more sustainable future, we looked at different solutions. The Cradle to Cradle principle has inspired us to adopt a circular approach. At Cradle to Cradle, products are designed and manufactured with the aim of reusing their components at the end of their life cycle so that new products can be created. This results in recycling cycles in which the material is continuously reused and the use of new raw materials is drastically reduced.
The Cradle to Cradle design concept forms the basis of our efforts in developing new products. It enables us to provide innovative, sustainable solutions that minimize environmental impact while improving the properties and quality of our products.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver
We are therefore pleased to announce that Integra Metal Ceiling Systems BV has obtained the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver certificate for a number of metal ceiling products. This includes the Lay in panel, Perspekta C/D, Hook on, Expanded, Baffle and Quadro S grid ceiling. This certification recognizes our commitment to sustainability and circular practices, and we are committed to further expanding our range of certified products.
Discover today how Integra can support your projects with sustainable, Cradle to Cradle certified solutions. Together we build a better future!
Sustainable Building Certification
Sustainable building certification systems are widely used in our country and in the world. These systems assess and classify structures and buildings in terms of certain key criteria such as land, energy, natural resources, materials / resources and waste.
EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), which is requested from manufacturers of building materials in sustainable construction certification systems, contains quantitative information about environmental performance and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases. That is why all sustainable building certification systems in the world recommend the use of products with an EPD declaration and they provide extra points / scores during assessments for EPD declaration.
What is EPD (Environmental Product Declaration)?
It is a statement that quantitatively assesses and certifies the environmental performance of a product or service, identified according to ISO 14025 in terms of certain predefined criteria (output of raw materials, use and efficiency of energy; material and chemical content; released emissions to air, water and soil; waste generation) and based on the parameters established in accordance with the ISO 14040 series.
As a manufacturer of building materials, we work together with IBU (Institut Bauen & Umwelt / German environmental and construction association), an independent association, with the aim of contributing to Integra sustainable building systems. With the EPD statements published by IBU, Integra is proud to be the first company to receive this statement for products with suspended ceilings and partitions. Below access to our products with environmental product declaration.
We are FSC® certified. What does that mean?
Because we use wood as a raw material, we think it is important that the forests are handled responsibly. The forests provide us with clean air, water, shade, food and the wood and paper products that we use in everyday life. But those same forests that we so desperately need are under great pressure. Palm oil and soybean plantations, mining, livestock ...
Did you know that 2 soccer field of forest disappears every 1 seconds? Deforestation is a serious global problem! Fortunately, there is a good way to protect forests and that is sustainable forest management.
FSC® is a certificate that guarantees sustainable forest management. Sustainable forest management means that the plants and animals in the forest are preserved in a healthy way. In addition, the rights of the people who live and work in and around the forest are respected. The felling of trees in sustainably managed forests is done in such a way that it has no negative impact on the forest. And it is precisely the wood from this forest that ensures that this system can sustain itself. By buying FSC® certified wood, we can all contribute to the conservation of the forests.
For this reason, we as Integra Climate Ceilings BV have decided to work together with FSC®. We are FSC® certified and can therefore also resell FSC® products. And with an FSC® label you have the guarantee that your wood or paper comes from forests that are sustainably managed. In this way you too can contribute to a better world.
Support the forests and choose FSC® certified products!
Integra FSC® license number: FSC C092624 View our certificate
An aspect that worries our organization, but also as part of (economic) society, is the mobility and accessibility of large parts of our country. With the help of new planning techniques and close consultation with our clients, we try to contribute to better mobility, with less CO2 emissions.
Integra Metal Ceiling Systems BV / Integra Climate Ceilings BV wants to maintain its certification at level 3 of the CO2 performance ladder. More information can be found at www.skao.nl. SKAO company page: https://skao.nl/certificaathouders/2074 | https://www.co2-prestatieladder.nl/deelnemers/Integra_Klimaatplafonds_B_V
a – Analyzing, insight into CO2 emissions
b – Saving, CO2 reduction and the ambition we commit to
c – Communication, how do we communicate internally and externally
d – Participation, collaborations in the field of CO2 reduction
Relevant information has been posted on the internal bulletin board of Integra Metal Ceiling Systems BV / Integra Climate Ceilings BV to raise the energy awareness of employees and to inform and encourage them.
The communication purpose is twofold. We want to keep employees and other stakeholders informed about our energy reduction policy, the current one
CO2 footprint and reduction targets. Secondly, we want to encourage our employees and other stakeholders to actively participate in energy reduction. A communication plan has also been drawn up for this purpose.
|Normalized per employee|
|2021||86,7 tons of CO2||9,63 tons of CO2|
|2022||109,6 tons of CO2||9,13 tons of CO2|
Internally, the information can be communicated via e-mail, memo or newsletter, bulletin board and the toolboxes. Our reduction target is made known to external stakeholders via the website, as well as the progress. On our website there is a link to the SKAO foundation (www.skao.nl) mention. The annual reporting with CO2footprint and current emission inventory is of course available.
We are also looking for participation in sector or chain initiatives at our clients with a level 4 or 5 CO2 –conscious certification.
Download the CO below2performance ladder documents from Integra: