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Sustainability / CO2

Since October 1st Brakel is known as Kingspan Light + Air Producion b.v.. In the market we communicate with Kingspan Light + Air (international), a division of the Kingspan Group.

For our location in the Netherlands we publish our figures, reports and certificates on the Dutch Kingspan Light + Air website. For the most recent information please click here.

Kingspan Light + Air (formerly Brakel) is well aware that it‘s vital to treat people and the environment with care. So, we also like to contribute to guaranteeing the quality of nature and of people‘s enjoyment of the environment. Which is why we integrate sustainable solutions into the way we work, our products and our services wherever possible.

Green Building Program

In our Green Building Program we prioritise the development of energy efficient, sustainable products, systems and concepts for both new build projects and renovations. Together with our partners and clients, this enables us to create comfortable, safe and energy efficient buildings. More info about the Green Building Program.

Energy and CO2 Reduction Plan

Through our Energy and CO2 Reduction Plan we make a structured social contribution towards the continuous improvement of business processes and the prevention of environmental pollution. Our goal: to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% (in relation to turnover) in the next 10 years (2010-2020). To realise this goal we aim at a reduction of 4% per year.
* Energy and CO2 management reductionplan 2015-2020
* CO2 Emission (appendix Energy and CO2 ... plan)

* Previous released figures and reports

CO2 performance ladder (more info on SKAO)

Kingspan Light + Air (formerly Brakel) was certified for level 3 of the CO2 performance ladder in 2011. This is confirmation of the contribution we make to protecting the natural environment. Examples of our efforts in this area include the Energy and CO2 Reduction Plan we implement and the active role we play in initiatives on climate change. Nevertheless, we‘re raising the bar again. By working with our clients and partners towards CO2-neutral construction, we hope to reach the highest level!
More information about the CO2 performance ladder.
* CO2 certificate 

CO2 footprint

The CO2 footprint enables Brakel to establish a CO2 reduction each year relative to the sales figures. 
More info about the CO2 footprint 
* CO2 2018 (Kingspan Light + Air Production NL - Uden + Slovakia)

Energy consumption in a conscientious and responsible manner

This initiative focuses on jointly establishing objectives and taking measures to achieve a reduction in energy consumption, and that way to meet the norm requirements in the CO2 Performance Ladder. The plan of action describes the activities of a development project and it focuses on the most tangible CO2 emission. For Kingspan Light + Air (Brakel), this means fuel consumption.
* Sector initiative in south-west and central Netherlands
* Measuring the awareness of employees and monitoring their progress in the area of fuel consumption
* Measuring and monitoring fuel consumption
* Showing examples of conduct (leadership)
* Sharing experiences about the aforementioned activities

ISO 14001

Kingspan Light + Air (Brakel) gives extra force to its sustainable strategy by setting up its business processes in accordance with this standard. As a pillar of its policy, Kingspan Light + AIr (Brakel) is ISO 14001 certified. The systematic approach is resulting in improvements and savings throughout the entire process.
* ISO 14001 certificate 


* ISO 9001 certificate
AluEco certificate 2019
* VMRG hallmark 2019
* Vlakglas acknowledgement of participation
* EN 1090
* Supplier smoke management systems
* Maintenance company smoke control

Click here for earlier published certificates.