In this far-reaching sustainability report, Duravit’s stated objective is to drive forward its ambitious climate mission to achieve a global climate-neutral operating basis by 2045…
Duravit AG’s brand, sustainability strategy and long-term objectives can be found in its new sustainability report for 2020-22, much of which is geared toward the strict requirements of the internationally recognised Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The brand image, with its fresh focus and the statement ‘Upgrade your everyday’, is accompanied by four key core values. With the ‘responsibility’ category covering the self-imposed obligation to attain the highest possible levels of sustainability across all commercial activities.
In this far-reaching sustainability report, Duravit’s stated objective is to drive forward its ambitious climate mission to achieve a global climate-neutral operating basis by 2045. Climate-neutral manufacturing operations pose a huge challenge for an energy-intensive company such as Duravit – especially given that it seeks to achieve an even balance between profitability and its ambitious targets without relying on carbon offsetting.
The ‘climate mission’ component of Duravit’s overarching sustainability strategy is based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focuses on the four key areas of water, climate, resources and people. On its journey toward full climate-neutrality, the brand has already set numerous wheels in motion and has reached its first milestones. For example, construction is underway on the Canadian production facility, where the world’s first ever ceramic furnace powered with 100 per cent green energy will commence operations in 2025.
A technical highlight that showcases Duravit’s innovative capacity is the sustainable mineral material DuroCast Nature, which has a reduced weight, is especially sparing in its use of resources and is also recyclable. Duravit published comprehensive information about the lifecycle climate impacts of the products from the DuroCast (Plus and UltraResist) product group in the newly created Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) approved by the Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU) available for download here.
The full Duravit AG sustainability report can be downloaded from Sustainability at Duravit | Duravit.
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