Sustainability

At Onduline, protection is key to everything we do. We care about the environment and are continually improving the way we operate to offer more environmentally-friendly roofing products that match end users’ needs.

 

Protection above all


Our ongoing mission is to implement sustainable actions at every level of our business and our environment, from our products and processes to our people and our planet. We are constantly striving to improve the way we operate, to provide our customers with sustainable roofing solutions at a reasonable price, and to improve people’s lives and the neighborhoods they live in. 

 

 


A sustainable solution…
• Lightweight
• Composed with recycled materials
• Environmentally-friendly processes
• Designed for fast and easy installation… 

…improves building sustainability… 
• Lightweight roofing thus lighter structure, walls…
• Easier to transport and work with
• Fast installation
• Shared know-how for installing roofs…
Famille devant la maison
…and the well-being of people
• Building ready to use quickly
• Highest standards of safety
​• Thermal and acoustic comfort…

 

 

 

 

Environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes


Two of our plants are located in protected areas, our manufacturing process is strictly controlled, reputed as extremely reliable, and designed for low energy consumption (just 4 kwh per m2). Furthermore, it generates no dangerous waste. Our plants are equipped with high-performance treatment systems for gas effluents and emit no liquid waste in any form. By using high-tech recycling processes, we have also been able to achieve high levels of post-consumer material (around 50%). In total, we recycle some 200,000 tons of material each year.

These initiatives have enabled us to achieve a positive carbon footprint of 4066 g CO2/m², which is significantly better than other roofing solution providers. 

 

Green roofing products 


All of our roofing products and materials are lightweight, which not only facilitates transportation but also enables designers to create a lighter structure to support the roof. It also means the roof requires less wood and steel, and the professionals handling our products suffer less physical stress. Furthermore, waste on the construction site is significantly reduced.

All our products are asbestos-free, composed of recycled fibers and use natural pigments for coloration.

 

Green project awarded gold medals: see Onduline Brazil, Green building

 

 

Our proofs are assessed by reliable third-parties


Onduline’s achievements are confirmed by facts and recognized by reliable third-party organizations

  • Onduline’s carbon footprint 
    Pur ProjetMarch 2011

 

4066 g CO2/m2

Our products are least emissive products, comparing to other roofing solutions.

  • Recycled content 
    ICC-ESJune 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
    IBU (Institut Bau und Umwelt) / PE International, February 2013

We are the first company who applied for an EPD for our bitumen corrugated product family. We thus created a Product Category Rule for Roofing and Wall Cladding (PCR) that was accepted in July 2012 by German Institute IBU. This PCR will be the basis for all future EPD’s for all suppliers.

EPD provides quantified and required data to monitor life circle assessment (LCA) impact.

 

Recycled content and EPD provide elements for LEED certifications or green standards for sustainable green building operations.