To protect the environment, we minimise our production of waste and greenhouse gases, consistently conserve resources, treat energy conscientiously, and reduce hazardous materials or make sure we use them safely. Our Research & Development department works continuously to develop eco-friendly products using blowing agents with low or zero greenhouse potential (global warming potential, or GWP).
We conserve resources and the environment and take responsibility for future generations and their right to an intact and liveable environment.
That’s why we support climate protection objectives and certification concepts for buildings.
We are committed to coherent, sustainable management and to the goal of optimising our company’s products and processes from an economic, ecological, and social perspective.
The thermal insulation properties of all our products contribute to energy-efficient and sustainable construction.
As a manufacturer, sustainability and product stewardship are a vital part of what we do.
During product development, we assess early on whether and how the raw material extraction, manufacturing process, practical use and complete life cycle of our products will affect the environment. To that end, first we check to make sure that the composition of our products is safe – improving it, if necessary – and then we favour suppliers who are actively committed to environmental protection.
Quality is our guarantee
We believe that it is important for us to continuously measure the quality of our products and services and to adapt them to meet requirements. That’s why JACKON Insulation’s quality monitoring includes self-monitoring and third-party monitoring.
We conduct the self-monitoring of JACKODUR products according to the requirements of EN 13164 and EN 13172 as well as the applicable approvals e.g. from Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
For JACKOBOARD products, the requirements of the self-monitoring are listed in the General Building Authority Test Certificate and other national approvals.
Within the framework of third-party monitoring, external institutes such as MPA Dortmund, MPA Leipzig, LNE Paris, Seco Brussels, IKOBKB Utrecht and BBA London regularly audit the self-monitoring, the production processes and the products.
Our locations are certified according to:
- ISO 9.001 (Quality Management)
- ISO 14.001 (Environmental Management)
- ISO 50.001 (Energy Management)
Safety and health are top priorities
The success of our company essentially depends on employees working together hand in hand. Employees and managers can work successfully and enthusiastically only if everyone gives their best at their place, follows the rules, and pursues a shared objective.
To preserve safety and health, all employees are obliged to identify possible sources of danger and ensure that on-the-job accidents and injuries are prevented. We insist on transparency and reporting.
To clarify our position, Jackon are taking a positive role in the European plastics industry, with involvement in various industry initiatives.
Examples of our actions are:
- All THERMOMUR webs are produced from 100% recycled polyethylene
- All internal factory waste is reprocessed and returned to production
- We include around 20% or recycled and reclaimed polystyrene in our products
- Our Operation Clean Sweep has resulted in us preventing stray production material from entering the environment around our factories.
In the UK we are making a positive statement; that plastics when used as long-term construction materials that can greatly reduce the need for heating energy can make a positive contribution to reducing climate change.
JACKON also produce polystyrene bee hives, again a product which will last a lifetime and help protect our pollinating bees, one of the other major environmental challenges.
It can be shown that these insulated hives improve the viability of bee colonies, keeping them warm through winter and cool in summer.
We have teamed up with The Bee Centre, www.thebeecentre.org, an educational centre, to subsidise equipment and training for customers and other groups and communities who would like to take up beekeeping. By supplying our hives we can halve the investment cost of equipment and the Bee Centre can provide the necessary training and the bees!