Reduction of own CO2 intensity by 30 % by 2030
Based on CO2 emissions in 2019, the CO2 intensity (Scope 1 and 2) will be reduced by 30% until 2030. With the reduction of 4% in 2020 compared to the previous year, a first major step has been successfully taken. The installation of photovoltaic systems, the increased use of renewable energies and investments in more energy-efficient plant and machinery will contribute to achieving the target in the coming years.
Eternal product cycles
72-56-80 are not body sizes, but key performance indicators of Xella’s circular economy. 72% was the share of externally recycled and internally processed glass to produce URSA mineral wool in 2020. The target is 80% by 2030. URSA is a 100 % subsidiary of the Xella Group. 56% of the water used in the production of building and insulation materials was recovered in 2020 and returned to the production cycle. Xella is one of the few companies in the sector that has already established functioning recycling processes. For example, since 2016, around 22,000 tons of AAC residues have been collected from Xella customers' construction sites and reused. The “BigBag” concept started in Germany and Denmark is also to be rolled out in other Xella-countries.
Social responsibility and fair cooperation
Satisfied, well-trained, and motivated employees as well as diversity in the workforce make the Xella team successful. The top priority at Xella is always occupational safety. Xella not only relies on technical and procedural safety solutions, but also on far-reaching training measures and the development of comprehensive safety awareness among all employees.
“We can only achieve our ambitious targets with the skill, experience, and commitment of our workforce. Together we have already achieved a lot, but we want to do even more and continue to improve. We strengthen our high performance with ongoing training, professional development, fair and performance-based remuneration, and an environment characterized by open-mindedness, respect, and diversity. This also means upholding our values and guidelines”, explains Christophe Clemente, CEO of the Xella Group.
Xella Sustainability Report
“We have published this sustainability report in accordance to GRI-standard to give our stakeholders an understanding of the vision and specific sustainability targets that we are pursuing. By publicizing our ambitious intentions and targets, we are also taking on an obligation to hold ourselves accountable. We want to – and must – measure ourselves by our progress,” explains Dr. Michael Leicht, Head of Group HR and responsible member of the Xella Executive Committee, on the voluntarily prepared report.