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Knauf Receive Award From The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust has awarded Knauf UK the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon in recognition of its success in reducing its carbon emissions. The Carbon Trust is the world’s leading independent certification organisation and the award is a step forward for the gypsum industry as a whole.

The Carbon Trust Standard is globally acknowledged as an independent certification of the company’s energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrates that the company not only has adopted best practice but has also shown real achievements in managing and reducing its carbon emissions and usage.

“Knauf are particularly proud to have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard because it reflects the company’s commitment to sustainability throughout its operations,” says Lorna Stork, Knauf’s Sustainability Manager. “We manufacture products that are energy-intensive to produce so this achievement not only owes a lot to improvements at factory level but also shows that we believe in managing carbon and energy use in other areas.”

Manufacturing plasterboard requires a lot of energy and water, so Knauf re-formulated the composition of the boards to reduce water content and so reduce the energy consumption required to dry them.

So if you are worried about carbon emissions this is another good reason to get your Knauf plasterboard from Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.  Give us a ring today and order your plasterboard, get it delivered to site or call into our Whalley Road Yard and collect it yourself.

Greengates Builders Merchants delivering to the whole of Lancashire including: Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Darwen, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Padiham and Pendle.

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