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Verosol products are manufactured with an environmentally responsible outlook.

The application of the metallised backing at Verosol's Dutch vacuum-bonding facility, is at the forefront of legislation concerning sustainable development and manufacturing.

Furthermore, Verosol's Trevira CS & Polyester fabrics meet stringent European standards in regard to the following;

  • The colouring of fabrics without the use of dye baths.
  • The use of as few toxic and non-degradable materials as possible in the production of fabric.
  • The use of non-toxic chemicals in the production of its flame retardant fabrics, no lead or heavy metals.
  • Verosol also holds the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certificate for its products.
  • Verosol Trevira CS Metallised & SilverScreen fabrics have been assessed and met the criteria for inclusion on www.ecospecifier.org.
  • Verosol SilverScreen fabric for Roller blinds (PVC blinds) has achieved the Cetec Emmission Test Certificate.

As the leaders in our field we will continue to develop strategies that enable us to move toward sustainability while enhancing the value offered to customers.

Verosol is a worldwide supplier of branded quality solutions for solar control. Verosol is renowned for its metallised fabrics, the ultimate solution for excessive solar heat and glare. In Verosol's vision on sustainability, a product is manufactured in an environmentally friendly, safe and socially responsible manner and can be processed safely at the end of its life cycle (and preferably recycled).

Our vision on sustainability includes four(4) basic elements:

Energy savings and reduction of CO2 emissions

  • Energy savings as a result of the use of Verosol products has been proven time and time again through independent tests and practical experience.
  • Verosol products make a significant contribution to the reduction of energy costs: reduction of heating costs during the winter and, in particular, reduction of air conditioning costs during the summer.

In most cases, reduction of energy costs also means a considerable reduction of the CO2 emissions.

Clean and energy-efficient processes

  • In Verosol's vision the 'process' is as important as the product.
  • Verosol chooses for an integrated approach that includes assessment of the entire chain from raw materials to complete end product at our customer's location.
  • The emphasis here lies on the reduction of energy consumption during the production process and the prevention and reduction of waste.
  • Verosol complies with the most stringent current environmental standards and regulations and pursues a pro-active policy.
  • Verosol's business processes are certified according to ISO9001 and ISO14001.

Social responsibility

  • Socially responsible business practices and production are considered core elements of sustainability at Verosol.
  • For Verosol it is self-evident that all the relevant current regulations are met and that everyone involved in the production process is treated and compensated fairly.
  • Verosol offers employees a challenging work environment and ample opportunity for personal growth.
  • Verosol does not use child labor and in general does not allow working circumstances that are not socially responsible, nor will it work or do business with suppliers and/or customers who do not respect this.

Cradle to Cradle product Life cycle

  • The life cycle of Verosol products is, in most cases, quite long. This in itself adds to durability and sustainability.
  • Even once the product has served its useful life, Verosol considers it of the greatest importance that the product can be processed in a safe manner.
  • In many cases, parts of the product can be reused (aluminium, polyester) and Verosol supports and endorses, where feasible, a 'cradle to cradle' approach.
  • To the extent possible, Verosol adopts the "cradle to cradle" approach during the design of new products.
  • Verosol has successfully implemented a take-back programme for its products including: Polyester fabric, cardboard tubes and aluminium.

Verosol believes that the pursuit of sustainability is a continuous process and therefore chooses a long-term approach, in which measurable short-term objectives are set. Verosol has three (3) measureable objectives towards sustainability:

  1. To be a CO2 neutral company: Verosol will stimulate initiatives within the company that are aimed at reducing CO2 emission.

  2. To maximise the use of recyclable products ('cradle to cradle'): Verosol will build a library of the composition of all products it brings to the market, assess feasibility to recycle the product in an energy-efficient way and strictly minimise the use of products that cannot be recycled.

  3. To save least 10% on the energy used in its processes: Verosol will look for innovative and economical ways to save energy in all its activities, energy savings will be included in evaluation criteria for capital expenditures within the Verosol Group.

Our employees are continuously working on environmental initiatives both directly and indirectly. Together with our core values, we make every effort to influence all of our employees' attitudes and actions in support of a cleaner environment.

HUMAN HEALTH

Ultra low VOC means the general health and safety of the office environment is compliant with GBCA emission standards*.

CETEC Emission Test Certificate

In 2007, Verosol's revolutionary SilverScreen fabric for roller blinds achieved independent ultra low VOC certification from Cetec. Awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia, SilverScreen metal backed - PVC blind fabric achieved an ultra low emission of 0.05 mg/m²/hr. Well under the benchmark set by the GBCA of <0.5mg/m²/hr.

VOC - Volitile Organic Compound

*SilverScreen roller blind fabric can be safely used due to its ultra low emission rate when installed on the window. Furthermore, where SilverScreen is used, its ultra low VOC means the general health and safety of the office environment is compliant with GBCA emission standards.

OEKO -TEX

For companies in the textile and clothing industry, the Oeko- Tex criteria certification provides for the very first time a uniform, scientifically founded evaluation standard for the human ecological safety of textiles, against the background of the globalised and extremely fragmented nature of the textile manufacturing chain.

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