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Annual Review 2022

Discover our Annual Review 2022



A year of challenges where we have risen to the occasion.

Our leaders, Dominique Bossan, Chief Executive Officer for Knauf Insulation Europe/Middle East/Asia, Kristin Barthel, Chief Financial Officer, and David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer, discuss the challenges of the past year and why their view of the future remains optimistic.

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Dominique Kristin David

Annual Review 2022

Sustainability tag
Future vision
€135 million investment in Romania
Upgrade of factory and new production line will create more that 100 new jobs. 
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People First
Engaging employees to work towards a greater goal
The latest employee engagement survey results are in. How is Knauf Insulation measuring up? 
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Wood Wool
Circular Economy
Zero waste to landfill landmark
Our Heraklith Wood Wool division is now sending zero waste to landfill.
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Circular Economy
Landmark year for recycling
New facility drives Knauf Insulation’s pioneering approach to the circular economy by recycling construction and deconstruction wastes.
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People First
Creating a culture of connection and belonging
Over the past year, Knauf Insulation has undertaken a number of initiatives to increase awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 
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Better Buildings
Advocating for a better world
Our public affairs colleagues around the world are campaigning to put energy efficiency, real performance and future-proof renovation at the heart of policies and buildings.
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Year of Consolidation
In 2021 Knauf Insulation recorded year-on-year safety record improvements of 12%, while progress remained stable in terms of sending less Rock and Glass Mineral Wool waste to landfill and reducing the embodied carbon of the company’s solutions. This consolidation is expected to provide solid foundations for major breakthroughs in the coming years.
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Better Buildings
Green future vision
Jure Šumi, Knauf Insulation’s Green Solutions’ Advocacy Lead, envisages an urban future where grey concrete is replaced by vibrant parks, gardens, green roofs and walls.
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Better Buildings
How insulation creates healthier homes
Our living conditions can be adversely impacted by freezing winters, extreme summers, noise pollution and poor urban air quality. That is why Knauf Insulation solutions should be at the heart of any healthy home.
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Knauf Insulation and United Nations sustainable development goals

Knauf Insulation’s For A Better World sustainability strategy is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations with a specific focus on the 10 highlighted below. The SDGs are described by the UN as the “world’s best plan to build a better world for people and the planet by 2030”. Knauf Insulation is also a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The company commits to align its strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

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