Long-Term Commitments to Sustainable Development and Construction
At Rockfon, we believe in delivering high-quality acoustic ceiling solutions and environmentally friendly building materials. It’s essential for our business to have long-term sustainability at its core. We aim to create sustainable building materials and are committed to recyclable products.
‘With our optimised supply chain and product recycling programs, Rockfon sees sustainability as an imperative and would never introduce a design not evaluated according to the recognised sustainability standards. But beyond that, sustainability has also caused us to reimagine acoustic solutions and their place in modern interiors’, highlighted by Christian Klinge, Innovation Director at Rockfon.
Transparency and customer trust are vital for us, and it’s the driving factor for why we consistently calculate and report our environmental performance. All this information can be found in our one-stop’ Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) available on all our local websites.
Our EPDs follow all relevant European and international standards (EN 15804, ISO 14025 for EPD, ISO 14040 (part 1 & 2) and ISO 14044) and are third-party verified.
What is the Difference between Upcycling and Downcycling? Aren’t they all Just Recycling?
Recycling is an industrial process where objects are transformed into new materials and then used to make either the same product again (such as a sound absorption panel), or other products made from the recycled raw material.
While upcycling and downcycling are both examples of recycling, not all recycling processes are considered equal. When we convert discarded materials into something of equal or greater quality and value, it’s "upcycled". When a material or product is “downcycled", it’s transformed into something of lesser value. Therefore, when you recycle, it’s crucial to upcycle instead of downcycling — if possible.
Construction creates an estimated third of the world's overall waste, and at least 40% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. According to Transparency Market Research, annual construction waste is expected to reach 2.2 billion tons globally by 2025. These put a lot of pressure for the industry to up their sustainable efforts by recovering the majority of its waste.