See below how Insulation Solutions by ISOVER can contribute to LEED criteria: Building product disclosure and optimization - Sourcing of raw materials
To encourage the use of products and materials for which life cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.
Option 1. Raw material source and extraction reporting (1 point)
The project has to use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include all details regarding their responsible extraction policy.
Third-party verified corporate sustainability reports (CSR) which include environmental impacts of extraction operations and activities associated with the manufacturer’s product and the product’s supply chain, are valued as one whole product for credit achievement calculation if they follow an acceptable framework, such as the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).
Option 2. Leadership extraction practices (1 point)
LEED values products that meet the following extraction criteria: extended producer responsibility, bio-based materials, certified wood products, materials reuse and recycled content. As in LEED V3, Recycled content=postconsumer recycled content+1/2*preconsumer recycled content.
Products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 160km of the project site are evaluated at 200% of their base contributing cost.
Read the detailed requirement for Sourcing of Raw Materials.
Every year, Saint-Gobain publishes its Corporate Social Responsibility Report which is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework. In 2013, this report was rated A+; (“A” means a very high level of transparency and “+” meanings that some indicators has been verified by an independent third party). In this report, we detail our environmental policy, including supply chain subjects, and show how we prioritize the use of sustainable building materials.
Saint-Gobain has a robust three step process regarding its suppliers: a charter, an evaluation and social audits to ensure good practices. For more than 80% of the non-trade purchases, suppliers have signed Saint-Gobain Supplier’s Charter which includes supplier responsibility. A responsible purchasing policy exists and is applied to all of our suppliers. If necessary, suppliers identified to be at risk by the group purchasing managers, an on-site audit program is conducted.
ISOVER is committed to introducing more and more recycled content. Today, the recycled content in glass wool products is up to 80%, with an average of 48% in 2017. In some countries, we offer bio-based products such as wood fiber insulations.
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