Duropal Sustainability

Duropal Sustainability

Duropal Sustainability 1400 1100 LI Surfaces

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As you may have discovered from our last Newsletter, Sustainability matters to us, and it drives us to ensure our suppliers of decorative wood based products are continuously enhancing their sustainability efforts.

In part two of this week’s two-part newsletter, we look at Pfleiderers’ DUROPAL wood-based products and take a deeper look into the process and procedures they have in place to create a better world.

For thousands of years, wood has given people warmth and comfort. Wood connects us directly with nature. Wood is a valuable and reusable resource at the same time.

Read on to discover what they are doing and how we can make small changes to become more sustainable ourselves.

Wood is sustainable, so is Duropal

Pfleider is convinced that economic success can only be achieved with satisfied customers, healthy and motivated employees and the sustainable protection of our environment.

The result is an Environmentally Social Governance (ESG) value chain across all stakeholders within their business, including customers, suppliers and employees.

Commitment to sustainability is part of their corporate culture

Pfleiderer operations cover five major factories across Europe, where they employ around 2,000 people.

Sustainability determines not only our internal processes but also our relationship with our customers and the society in which we live and operate.

125 YEARS PRACTICING SUSTAINABILITY
WOOD IS THE DNA OF OUR COMPANY

DUROPAL has a long history of Sustainability, in 1894, the founder, Gustov Pfleiderer chose wood as a sustainable material, which kickstarted the companies Sustainable culture and practices. Sustainable thinking and management have been closely linked to the renewable material wood at Pfleiderer since the very beginning.

And DUROPAL has learned a lot from wood for their business philosophy: That one must cherish and care for one’s resources in order to achieve a long-term high-quality yield. And that slow, healthy growth is better than striving for quick, short-term success.

Our responsibility

We are continuously driving forward developments. Our motivation is to meet customer requirements with maximum sustainability. We achieve this goal with:

  • high-quality products
  • maximum customer orientation
  • excellent services
  • outstanding consulting competence
  • recycling
  • company-wide ecologically aligned processes
  • renewable raw materials
  • energy and resource efficiency
  • closed-loop recycling models
  • employees and partners acting responsibly
  • resource and route-optimised logistics concepts

SUSTAINABLE CASCADE USE

01

The potential of wood products for climate protection is high.

CO2 storage of wood:

  • kg wood stores approx. 1,8 kg CO2
  • 1 m3 wood stores approx. 1 to CO2

CO2 stored in wood remains bound after harvesting for the entire service life.

02

Logs are delivered to sawmills – cutting of bars and planks.

Thinning and residual wood flows into the production of wood- based materials.

03

Sawdust and sawing residues are used as pre-consumer recycling material for the production of wood-based materials.

04

Finished wood and wood-based products are supplied to consumers via trade, craftsmen and industry.

05

At the end of their service life, the used wood and wood-based products are dismantled and processed in accordance with the Waste Wood Ordinance.

  • Disposal and processing of the mineral and metallic components.
  • Testing for chemical and organic pollution

06

Only tested wood of the highest quality classes A1 and A2 is re-used as post-consumer recycled material for the production of wood-based materials.

07

Wood that can no longer be recycled is used thermally in our CHP plants.

By dispensing with fossil fuels as far as possible, we obtain the energy and heat we need in a climate/CO2-neutral way.

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