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Sustainability

Sustainability

Upholding the principles of sustainability throughout the business is a fundamental part of all operational activity at Quinn Building Products. This drives how it conducts business and plays a major role in identify and capitalising on growth opportunities.

Quinn Building Products is exceptionally proud of its heritage and the locality in which it was founded and operates to this day. This is why it strives to maintain the natural beauty of its environment at all times and shares a passion for sustainability by undertaking proactive, responsible actions to preserve the integrity of the area.

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Its commitment to sustainability is intrinsically linked to how and what it manufactures. All of the products including its cements, insulation and building materials are highly engineered to maximize their sustainable and energy saving properties.  All Divisions within Quinn Building Products have an active environmental management system (EMS) which provides guidance and oversight which governs the operations within each facility and the potential impact of these operations on the environment.  Quinn Building Products aims at all times, either directly or through its industry body memberships, to prioritise sustainability within the sectors in which it operate.

Quinn Building Products strives to adhere to the principles of responsible sourcing, recycling and reuse throughout its operational delivery.  This is achieved by continual investment in technologies and best practice within the construction industry as a whole. Below is just some of the ways in which it produces real and tangible results through its sustainability goals:

  • The unique mixed-load capability of Quinn Building Products trailers, combines heavy and light products in one single delivery. As well as being highly convenient for customers, this has reduced overall carbon emissions across the whole business by almost 50%
  • Quinn Therm insulation products are produced using a Zero ODP product (Ozone depletion), as blowing agent which is the best available technology for the process
  • Quinn Lite thermal blocks are made from 75% recycled materials
  • By-products from the internal Sand processing facility are used as a raw material in the Quinn Lite thermal block manufacturing facility
  • Recycled steam from the Quinn Lite autoclave process is heat-recovered and the cooled water used within the plant
  • Research is underway to trail using the waste from the Quinn Lite therm block as a granular oil absorbent material
  • Quinn Cement has made significant investment in the use of Use of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) as an alternative to coal fuel sources, which has massively reduced its carbon emissions while providing an alternative to landfill waste
  • The market-leading CEM II Cement range incorporates unburnt limestone and flyash, reducing the amount of processed clinker required, which means it now produces a high quality range of cements which meet eco-building requirements
  • Only FSC/PEFC accredited paper suppliers are used throughout our administration divisions thereby guaranteeing Chain of Custody from forest to printer and ensuring paper fibre is sourced from managed and sustainable forests worldwide.