Life cycle assessment (LCA)

How we monitor our environmental performance

LCA is a methodology used to assess and quantify the environmental impacts, resource and energy use throughout Rockflow stone wool products' lifecycle, from the extraction of raw materials to our products' end of life.

An infographic of life cycle assessment at ROCKWOOL.
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Why is LCA important for Rockflow?

Sustainability is part of Rockflow's corporate DNA. By quantifying our performance in environmental terms, we can identify the areas that we could focus on in the future and improve our weak points. We systematically assess the performance of our Rockflow products by performing cradle to crade LCAs. Also, it allows us to be transparent to our customers about the sustainability of the solutions we provide.

Rockflow LCA infographic

Environmental product declaration (EPD)

What is an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration)?

An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is a document that summarises information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. It is a bit like the nutritional label on food, except this declaration indicates the potential impact on the environment in three basic categories: environmental impacts, resource and energy use and waste.

The Rockflow EPD follows European and International Standards (EN 15804).

Note: Because the underlying datasets and depth of information included differs from company to company, EPDs cannot yet be used to draw comparisons between products.

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