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10 October 2016
The following is an excerpt from the keynote address Jens Birgersson delivered on 20 September 2016 as part of Climate Week New York’s Urban Innovation for Liveable Cities event. The specific portion of the conference was themed: Promoting Innovative Energy Partnerships. Jens Birgersson's thoughts have also been posted on Huffington Post.
25 August 2016
The report highlights the Group´s new approach to sustainability which is founded on the framework “Rising to the challenge” and follows three basic principles: * Sustainability will be at the heart of ROCKWOOL’s growth; * ROCKWOOL Group products deliver against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; * The ROCKWOOL Group has committed to six ambitious internal sustainability goals
01 August 2016
South Harbour School in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a new public school designed and built with focus on energy optimisation and harmonising the connection between the school and its surroundings. The school addresses a need for modern educational facilities while creating a new public space by the waterfront.
07 July 2016
In this issue of the newsletter we have gone into depth on a few of the many developments that have contributed to our strong Q1 results. The different business areas in the Systems segment are all contributing nicely to the progress and the Insulation business more than doubled its EBIT in Q1.
09 June 2016
With an investment of 80 million euro in a modernised and efficient production line, the ROCKWOOL Group is ready to meet growing demand for stone wool insulation in the Polish market.
07 April 2016
Beautiful ROCKFON acoustic panels are at the heart of a cultural and commercial centre in Malmö that has just been named Sweden’s ‘Building of the Year’.
16 March 2016
The ROCKFON company today hosted a celebration event for the groundbreaking of its first North American acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility, under construction in Marshall County, Mississippi in the U.S.
26 February 2016
The ROCKWOOL Group starts to reap benefits from the Business Transformation Programme just a few months after launch. The operating cash flow increased 45% and the operating result 6% in the newly published 2015 annual accounts.
23 February 2016
On Friday 26 February 2016, ROCKWOOL International A/S publishes the Annual Report 2015.
04 February 2016
A new report published by the “Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research” in Karlsruhe and co-funded by the ROCKWOOL Group, examines how to improve the energy efficiency of European industry and offers a number of precise recommendations on how to release the untapped potential.
04 February 2016
Compared to the latest developments in the world economy, the ROCKWOOL Group has been blessed with much more positive developments, some thanks to our own efforts and some given by the outside world.
14 December 2015
The Group believes COP21 agreement has the potential for positive long-term impact on the insulation industry.
14 December 2015
Scheduled to open in 2016, the unique facility will host a wide array of aquatic life, and ROCKWOOL solutions go some way to reducing the energy-related costs involved in maintaining such a complex project.
10 December 2015
The project, led by the Steven’s Institute of Technology (SIT), takes inspiration from recent natural disasters in order to create a home that is both energy-efficient and resilient in the face of extreme weather conditions, and utilises ROXUL Insulation to do so.
09 December 2015
Jens Birgersson, CEO of the ROCKWOOL Group, highlights the potential for positive change during COP21 in a blog for the Huffington Post.
08 December 2015
As part of a recent trip to Denmark aimed at exploring energy efficient housing solutions, a delegation from the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal, visited the ROCKWOOL Group HQ in Roskilde on 3rd December to discuss the Danish experience with affordable low energy buildings.
The ROCKWOOL Group strengthens its position in the Central Eastern European Technical Insulation market ›
08 December 2015
The ROCKWOOL Group recently opened new production lines in the Central Eastern European factory in Bohumin, Czech Republic. The Group and ROCKWOOL TECHNICAL INSULATION have chosen to strengthen their market position and boost the competitiveness of its technical insulation products.
08 December 2015
Launched on ‘Building Day’, December 3rd as part of COP21, the global alliance aims to fulfil and even increase the current potential in the building sector, helping to positively contribute towards the climate.
27 November 2015
Jens Birgersson met with Andrey Vorobiev to discuss the importance of energy efficiency in buildings and the future work of the ROCKWOOL factory in Zheleznodorozhny, Moscow.
26 November 2015
On the 24th November, in association with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the ROCKWOOL Group hosted a workshop aimed at identifying the challenges faced by the building industry in the wake of new building regulations, and how these can be solved collectively.
26 November 2015
Croatia, like all of the 28 EU member states, is obliged to refurbish 3% of its public buildings each year. Since the majority of these buildings were built during the 1970s and 1980s, the potential energy savings are huge.
25 November 2015
ROCKWOOL Benelux's commitment to doing business in an honest and responsible way has been recognised in the annual “Transparency Benchmark” report commissioned by the Dutch Government, which was published on 19 November 2015.
25 November 2015
Last week, Hagebau and EUROBAUSTOFF – the two biggest dealer partnerships in Germany, awarded ROCKWOOL Germany with the award for ‘Top Insulation Supplier 2015’.
16 November 2015
A golden award for ROCKWOOL Germany at the recent Architects’ Darling Awards show.
19 October 2015
Due for completion in 2017, Marina One is a new, mixed-use development in Singapore, comprised of residential living areas, office towers and retail podiums, designed by renowned architect Christoph Ingenhoven.
13 October 2015
BIMobject – Europe’s fastest growing digital content management system for BIM (Building Information Modelling) objects – came to Milan in September for a two-day conference on the latest developments in BIM technology, where the ROCKPANEL company was awarded ‘Best Use of Private Cloud’.
01 October 2015
As part of the membership, the GRODAN business will play a part in safeguarding the strategic future of vertical farming and developing this new and high-tech horticultural sector.
29 September 2015
After a thorough analysis, the CEO of the ROCKWOOL Group is introducing a global programme of change to raise the level of ambition for the business.
24 September 2015
The shelter, which was airlifted into position with the help of the Slovenian army, offers breath-taking views of the surrounding Kamnik Alps and can sleep up to eight mountaineers.
21 September 2015
Renovation of 854 apartments in three towers is underway at apartment building “Grantoften” near Copenhagen where residents look forward to better and warmer homes.
15 September 2015
The ROCKWOOL Group provides optimal thermal solutions in the world’s northernmost observatory in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway.
08 September 2015
Already a market leader in the industrial insulation market, ROCKWOOL TECHNICAL INSULATION (RTI) shows its variability in this latest marine project, where SeaRox is the primary solution used to insulate the ‘Harmony of the Seas’, the world’s largest cruise liner.
07 September 2015
The new facility, situated in Wielkopolska, near Wrzesnia, will manufacture the successor to the VW Crafter and is insulated using ROCKWOOL solutions.
04 September 2015
The first pallet of insulation was packed yesterday when Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen cut the ribbon at the factory in North Jutland.
18 August 2015
ROXUL solutions feature in three new facilities across the Province of Ontario as part of the 2015 Pan AM / Parapan AM Games, helping to provide optimal conditions for athletes during the event.
09 July 2015
07 July 2015
It’s an exciting time for our North American operation. With the new factory in Mississippi, opened just barely a year ago, ROXUL Inc. is certainly making its presence known in the US market. There’s been strong growth in Q1 with particular focus on increasing the business in the south.
02 July 2015
01 July 2015
Dear shareholder, As the new CEO for the ROCKWOOL Group, it is a particular pleasure to address you, our shareholders, for the first time in this publication.
01 July 2015
The ROCKWOOL Group is seeing positive growth rates in Scandinavia, with particularly the Swedish construction industry leading the way. Now the Danish construction industry is also beginning to show positive rates.
29 June 2015
The Roskilde Festival, the largest north European culture and music event, is not just a big party – it is also a living laboratory for testing our new products. For the third year in a row, the ROCKWOOL Group is attending the Festival to present some products that lie outside our core traditional business areas.
12 June 2015
New report offers improved solution to wasted heat in homes during European air pollution crisis.
02 June 2015
The European Commission is on target to announce a new set of legislations on Circular Economy by late 2015 consisting of more ambitious policies than were previously suggested. The ROCKWOOL Group is actively taking part in the discussions generated by the renewed focus.
28 May 2015
The Alliance held its first event on the 23rd April in Yinchuan, capital city of Ningzia Autonomous Region in West China.
31 March 2015
Every year, the leading Croatian students association, eSTUDENT, awards those Croatian companies most influential in the university community.
30 March 2015
A €10 million investment sees the ROCKWOOL Group acquire a new, 9 hectare logistics centre, situated directly adjacent to its existing factory in the industrial area of Roerstreek, Roermond.
27 March 2015
India’s population expects to get a boost in its energy needs through power plants insulated with ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation for technical installations
26 March 2015
The Ambassador of Denmark to Spain, Lone Dencker Wisborg, visited the ROCKWOOL Group’s Spanish manufacturing facilities in Caparroso. The event took place as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Danish Embassy and Danish companies operating in Spain, through which the Danish government is seeking to offer support to its established overseas companies in the coming years.
20 March 2015
The ROCKWOOL Group together with other business leaders sends a strong message to Danish politicians ahead of EU summit: Denmark has the tools for a successful Energy Union.
05 March 2015
New headquarters of the Paris Ministry of Defence, Balard, utilises ROCKWOOL insulation for its fire-safe properties.
26 February 2015
Safety experts demand update of Europe’s deadly fire regulations
24 February 2015
19 February 2015
Chairman of the Board of Directors Bjørn Høi Jensen comments on the current status and future directions for the ROCKWOOL Group as presented in the Annual Report 2014.
13 February 2015
New distribution centres recently opened by Amazon mark the internet giant’s first venture into Poland, as part of its ongoing expansion in Europe. Amazon currently controls similar facilities in seven different European countries, with this latest investment being supplied, for the first time, by The ROCKWOOL Group.
22 January 2015
Hosted in Munich, BAU is the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems; with this year’s event anticipated to exceed 235,000 visitors before its close-date on the 24th January. Deutsche ROCKWOOL stands amongst another 2,000 exhibitors at the fair, which has already displayed a wealth of diverse ideas and solutions within the building industry from a combination of both local and global contributors.
15 January 2015
A product innovation will soon help home-owners and building designers struggling to make sustainable, low-energy buildings in a cost-effective manner. At Europe’s biggest construction fair, BAU, in Munich 19-24 January 2015, the first new prototypes will be launched of the “Global insulation product of the year” 2014: the ROCKWOOL Group’s innovative ROCKFRAME® profile for making window frames more energy efficient.
14 January 2015
Sweet music or terrible noise? Our ear is highly sensitive to sound that can lift us to the greatest of emotions – from joy to dismay. Today on Wednesday 14th of January, one of the most challenging sound-scaping projects will be put to the test when the Philharmonie de Paris, designed by internationally renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, will be inaugurated. The new main concert hall alone will accommodate from 2 400 to 3 650 critical pair of ears, the music ranging from large symphonies to jazz and world music.
18 December 2014
The ROCKWOOL Group is undergoing change. As you can read more about on our website, a new CEO, Jens Birgersson, will join the Group on the 9th February 2015, signaling a new approach to tackle the challenges which face us in today’s competitive marketplace. In the interim period, I have assumed responsibility for coordination of the Group management actions.
12 December 2014
ROCKWOOL Benelux awarded by the National Nomination Commission for excellence in the field of insulation.
09 December 2014
The Danish sustainability organisation, Green Building Council Denmark, is today receiving the DKK 300,000 ROCKWOOL AWARD.
09 December 2014
Noise abatement for sustainable buildings on the rise
04 November 2014
Securing our energy future through ambitious renovation of buildings
27 October 2014
A new order for Abu Dhabi’s TAKREER refinery project provides an excellent example on the huge business opportunities in the Middle East. The ROCKWOOL Group has since 2010 seen a steady growth in this region.
24 October 2014
ROCKWOOL International A/S comments on today’s announcement from the European Council that it has set an indicative energy efficiency target for 2030 of meagre 27%.
23 October 2014
Eelco van Heel resigns from the position as CEO at ROCKWOOL International A/S. New CEO will be Jens Birgersson who will join the ROCKWOOL Group latest 2 March 2015.
22 October 2014
CEO of the ROCKWOOL Group, Eelco van Heel posted a comment on the business web site BusinessGreen.com 21 October 2014 where he calls for the European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week.
21 October 2014
49 companies and business associations is sending a letter to the European Council calling for an EU binding energy savings target for 2030.
Europe's energy future at stake says awarded CDP Climate Disclosure leader ROCKWOOL International A/S ›
15 October 2014
Today, ROCKWOOL International A/S, the world’s leading provider of stone wool insulation, has been recognised by CDP as a Nordic leader for climate change transparency.
10 October 2014
The new ground-breaking facility features ROCKWOOL insulation’s multi-benefit system to improve both comfort and fire safety.
08 October 2014
Today, just two weeks before EU Heads of State will set the energy and climate targets for the next decade, an appeal was made at the Economist’s European Energy 2014 conference by one of Europe’s leading energy efficiency experts, Claus Bugge Garn from ROCKWOOL International A/S.
29 September 2014
Leading industries call for 40% binding energy efficiency target.
25 September 2014
The ROCKWOOL Group is stronger than ever in North America – and now the company is opening its first manufacturing facility in the United States. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant cut the ceremonial ribbon in connection with the official opening of the facility. The newly-built facility will ensure that the insulation group can meet the rising demand for stone wool products in one of the world’s largest markets for insulation materials.
22 September 2014
The UN Climate Change Summit in New York, which begins on Tuesday 23rd September 2014, is being billed as the last-minute call for bringing climate change negotiations back on track before global warming reaches a point of no return. However ROCKWOOL International is appealing to global leaders to put political differences aside and unite to put real actions in place which will combat the global climate change challenge.
19 September 2014
ROXUL Inc., the leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation products in North America was pleased to accept His Royal Highness Prince Henrik Medal of Honour award yesterday at the Danish Trade Delegation Business Lunch as a part of The Danish Trade Mission to Canada.
‘Hidden fuel’ revealed in new IEA report - Europe must stop overlooking benefits of energy efficiency ›
09 September 2014
Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) launches a report, Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency, which – if its recommendations were put into practice – could result in a boost in economic growth, reduced unemployment and improvement of public health.
02 September 2014
ROCKWOOL insulation plays a key role in the expansion of one of the biggest airports in Russia, the international Pulkovo airport in Saint Petersburg. Fire safety, energy efficency and acoustic comfort are key elements in the project.
23 July 2014
The European Commission announced today its proposal for a 30% energy efficiency target for 2030, completing its January Climate & Energy Package
14 July 2014
The new chairman combines insights from finance and industry.
10 July 2014
22 CEO and senior level representatives of leading industries in the building energy efficiency sector in Europe have sent a letter this morning to President Barroso and the College of Commissioners (together with Commission Secretary-General and Director-General for Energy) calling for further ambition on energy efficiency in buildings.
07 July 2014
The Turkish construction market is moving full steam ahead, making the ROCKWOOL Group turn its eyes towards the country that connects the east to the west.
03 July 2014
The political manoeuvrings over a new climate and energy agreement are in full motion. All signs point to a stricter protocol, which is welcomed by the ROCKWOOL Group.
Sustainable city of the future created by universities from across the globe at Palace of Versailles ›
30 June 2014
A temporary micro-city of state of the art energy efficient homes has been built as part of the Solar Decathlon 2014 competition, where students from universities across the globe compete to design and build the most attractive, liveable, affordable and energy-efficient solar-powered home of the future. The city, ‘La Cite du Soleil,’ is being constructed on parkland at the Chateau de Versailles, Paris, France.
30 June 2014
54 shelters constructed from ROCKWOOL stone wool will break the pattern of igloo tents during this year’s Roskilde Festival. These shelters will protect guests from the vagary of the weather and can create better housing conditions for the world’s poorest people in the long term.
20 June 2014
CEO Eelco van Heel comments on the current status of the ROCKWOOL Group as presented in the shareholder magazine 'ROCKWOOL Newsletter' June 2014.
18 June 2014
The Alliance to Save Energy’s EE Global Forum, the world’s premiere energy efficiency forum, honoured Denmark at the 2014 EE Visionary Awards in Washington, DC. During the ceremony the ROCKWOOL Group and other Danish companies were praised for their innovative technologies to create the solutions we need to enter a green future.
11 June 2014
The ROCKWOOL Group – the world's leading producer of stone wool insulation - is now more firmly established in the Unites States than ever. This week the company officially begins production on its first manufacturing facility in the country. The newly built facility will ensure that the insulation group can meet the increasing demand for stone wool products in one of the world’s largest markets for insulation materials.
06 June 2014
ROCKWOOL Romania participates in Europe Day, where several Danish companies promote themselves and their products, under the concept “House of Denmark”
04 June 2014
ROCKWOOL International A/S is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Hall as Senior Policy Advisor to its energy efficiency team starting 1 September 2014.
15 May 2014
From 12-15 May, approximately 100 Nordic firefighters are gathered in Copenhagen to share experiences about the increasing challenges that firefighters are facing in their work. ROCKWOOL International A/S is the main sponsor of the Nordic Firefighters’ Training Days, which takes place at the Frederiksberg fire station.
27 March 2014
On Saturday 29 March between 20:30 and 21:30 local time, millions of people around the globe will turn of the lights for the annual worldwide WWF Earth Hour that focuses on reducing carbon emissions.
21 February 2014
CEO Eelco van Heel comments on the current status and future directions for the ROCKWOOL Group as presented in the Annual Report 2013.
19 February 2014
On Friday 21 February 2014, ROCKWOOL International A/S releases the Annual Report 2013. Results and articles and will be presented on the Group's website. Join our CEO and CFO when presenting the full-year results...
10 December 2013
The ROCKWOOL Group's shareholder magazine - Newsletter - December 2013 has just been published and is available for download.
10 October 2013
New 23,6 million EUR hi-tech ROCKPANEL production line just opened. Tougher requirements on energy performance, new building techniques and increasing requirements on architectural and aesthetic qualities have increased demand for solutions within facade cladding boards. Now production capacity is tripled.
30 September 2013
CMC will be integrated into the ROCKWOOL Group with accounting effect as of 1 October 2013.
27 June 2013
The ROCKWOOL Group's shareholder magazine - Newsletter - June 2013 has just been published and is available for download.
01 March 2013
CEO Eelco van Heel presents the current status and future directions for the ROCKWOOL Group as presented in the Annual Report 2012.
25 February 2013
On Friday, 1 March 2013 ROCKWOOL International A/S releases the Annual Report 2012. The articles and results will be presented on the Group's website. Join our CEO and CFO when presenting the full-year results (read more below)
13 December 2012
The ROCKWOOL Group's shareholder magazine - Newsletter - December 2012 has just been published and is available for download.
03 December 2012
The ROCKWOOL Group’s new ambitious goal to become 15% more energy and CO2 efficient in its own factories from 2009 to 2015 has had a promising start.
30 October 2012
The international insulation company only one point short of becoming Denmark’s best CO2 reporter in 2012.
09 October 2012
On 8 October 2012 ROCKWOOL Russia Managing Director, Nick Vince, was presented with a royal honorary medal by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
29 August 2012
New recycling scheme for old ROCKWOOL insulation inaugurated by the Danish minister for the environment.
17 July 2012
The Shard celebrated the completion of its exterior with spectacular laser display as interior fit-out progresses using ROCKWOOL insulation.
06 July 2012
The opening of a new state-of-the-art ROCKWOOL factory in Russia was a great success, celebrated with a grand inauguration ceremony. And the factory is sold out from day one.
06 July 2012
In the July 2012 issue of ROCKWOOL Newsletter, CEO Eelco van Heel comments on the ROCKWOOL business in the light of the global financial situation. Please find the edtorial comment here:
06 July 2012
A contract for technical insulation to protect two of the world’s largest power plants in South Africa highlights international opportunities for ROCKWOOL TECHNICAL INSULATION.
06 July 2012
The US ROXUL team helps to improve energy efficiency and fire safety in one of the world’s tallest buildings, Empire State Building in New York City.
06 July 2012
Airport operator BAA calls on ROCKWOOL UK to help create a quiet eco-friendly building for London Heathrow Terminal 2.
06 July 2012
Despite the current trend for austerity, a new project in Germany using ROCKWOOL insulation demonstrates keen willingness to invest in innovative energy saving solutions for older homes.
06 July 2012
The GRODAN Group is exploring new market opportunities for its innovative substrate solutions that enable maximum output of high quality fresh produce with minimum input of resources.
04 July 2012
The GRODAN Group is expanding production capacity and will commence production in July of this year on a newly installed line at the ROXUL Inc. facility in Milton, Canada.
29 June 2012
Seven years after the ROCKWOOL Group started its green field investment in Croatia, and having successfully solved all bureaucratic barriers, our state of the art factory was officially opened on 26 June.
14 June 2012
Following tough negotiations the EU is ready to pass the Energy Efficiency Directive. The new directive will help make millions of European buildings and industrial processes more energy efficient, cutting energy bills and creating many local green growth jobs across Europe.
01 March 2012
CEO Eelco van Heel presents the current status and future directions for the ROCKWOOL Group. Read comment from Annual Report 2011.
28 February 2012
Europe is one step closer to two million green jobs and €200 billion in saved energy costs. Today’s positive vote in the European Parliament on an ambitious Energy Efficiency Directive shows a Europe trying to get on the right track.
27 February 2012
On Thursday, 1 March 2012 ROCKWOOL International A/S releases the Annual Report 2011. After the release the full-year 2011 results will be presented on the Group's website. The presentations are transmitted live and on demand: