We walk the talk,
now let’s talk about our walk
The Unilin Group has implemented sustainable business practices for years, but we talk far too little about our efforts and achievements. That is why this summer we are launching our sustainability vision that explains our approach and goals in terms of the environment, sustainable product innovation and corporate responsibility to our stakeholders.
“We have already taken significant steps that we can be proud of. I am convinced that the current challenges with regard to the environment and reuse of materials are also great opportunities for our group. The launch of this sustainability strategy defines a clear vision for our group, a future I am already eagerly looking forward to.”
Bernard Thiers, CEO Unilin Group
Circularity at the core of our Unilin story
Unilin Group first to recycle MDF boards
For the longest time it was not technically possible to recycle the millions of MDF boards manufactured each year on an industrial scale. Until now. Unilin Group has developed a unique technology to recover and reuse wood fibres. With this world first we can not only give wood fibres a new lease of life but also ensure the retention of 380,000 tons of CO2.
Challenges become opportunities
"Our organisation wants to make an extra effort to achieve a wide range of sustainable opportunities. How can we make sure that our insulation materials and vinyl flooring are recycled again? How can we use even more renewable raw materials? How can we further reduce our energy consumption and make it greener? But also, how can we continue to do business responsibly, showing even more respect for our colleagues, customers and suppliers?”
Tino Mulle, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilin Group
Investing in green energy
In tandem with Aspiravi Unilin Group has invested in two power plants that convert non-recyclable wood into green heat and green electricity. This allows us to limit the environmental impact of the production process: from the supply of raw materials to residual waste streams.