Sustainability

Sustainability

Our Mission

Tate's commitment to sustainability includes goals and actions for continuous improvement in the areas of the environment, customers, community and company. The construction and operation of buildings is a major contributor to global final energy use and energy-related CO2 emissions, so it is increasingly important for companies like ours to take serious actions to foster a better environment. We are constantly investigating and implementing new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing process and business operations through improved energy efficiency, automation and environmentally friendly solutions.

Planet Passionate

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Planet Passionate is Kingspan’s current ambitious 10-year global sustainability program that aims to impact three big global issues:

  • Climate change
  • Circularity
  • Protection of our natural world

Through Planet Passionate, we’re playing our part by driving energy and carbon out of our business operations and supply chain, as well as increasing our recycling of rainwater and waste, while also accelerating our participation in the circular economy. By setting challenging targets for ourselves in the areas of energy, carbon, circularity and water, we aim to make significant advances in the sustainability of both our business operations and our products.

Rainwater Harvesting

To contribute to Kingspan’s Planet Passionate goal of collecting 100 million liters of water annually across all divisions by 2030, we’re installing a 55,000-gallon underground rainwater harvesting system at our Red Lion, PA facility. The system will collect an estimated 1.3 million gallons of water annually, which will be used to make cement that will fill steel panels to make our ConCore raised floor panels.

Zero Waste to Landfill

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In 2020, we successfully eliminated all waste being sent to landfill from our offices and manufacturing sites in the United States. The goal was achieved through a combination of reuse, recycling and energy generation. Cement aggregate wastes from our Red Lion and Jessup manufacturing facilities are reused for pavement solutions. Cardboard, steel and aluminum wastes are recycled. All other non-recyclable general waste, which accounts for 15% of the total, is incinerated at local county solid waste facilities to generate energy. Sustaining zero landfill status is an environmental objective of Tate’s Environmental Management System, which is audited and certified by Lloyd’s Register.

Read more about our Zero Waste to Landfill achievement!

Kingspan 2030 Global Commitments

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Net Zero Energy

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In 2011, through Kingspan’s Net Zero Energy program, its companies, including Tate, committed globally to matching 100% operational energy with renewable energy by 2020. We achieved Net Zero Energy through a mix of energy reduction and procurement of certified renewable energy credits. The current Planet Passionate program was launched at the successful conclusion of the 10-year Net Zero Energy program in 2020.

Tate Certifications and Partnerships

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