Certifications and our ESG Commitment
As part of our commitment to sustainable building, we have, or are in the process of attaining designation from the following labelling and certification organizations.
The International Living Future Institute’s Declare program is a platform to share and find healthy building products. Not unlike a nutritional label for food, the Declare label helps to understand the proportions of chemical composition within a material or component, and the level of hazardous material, if any. UnitiWall is determined to remain red list free. Declare labelling is in progress. Direct contribution to UNSDG 9 and 12.
The CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. It is a leader in standards development and in testing, inspection, and certification around the world. UnitiWall’s manufacturing facility and installation processes will be reviewed regularly by CSA to ensure UnitiWall remains in the highest class of quality and performance for all our manufactured components. CSA approval directly impacts UNSDG 9.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has emerged as an essential and widely recognized framework to understand and measure the environmental, social, and economic attributes of a product, material or process. The LCA study makes an assessment from cradle to grave (creation to disposal) or in UnitiWall’s case cradle to cradle, as UnitiWall’s panels are 100% recyclable/reusable. An LCA study involves a thorough inventory of the energy and materials that are required across the industry value chain of the product, process, or service, and calculates the corresponding emissions to the environment. LCA thus assesses cumulative potential environmental impacts. The aim is to document and improve the overall environmental profile of the product. Life cycle analysis has a direct impact on UNSDG 12. The LCA is in progress.
The next step following the LCA, the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) transparently reports objective, comparable, and third-party verified data about products and services’ environmental performances from a lifecycle perspective. The EPD will follow completion of the LCA. The tracking of the EPD contributes directly and indirectly to 18 targets within the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Passive House Standard is noted as the most rigorous building standard in the world. It is recognized by the United Nations as the optimal way to build healthy, climate-resilient, affordable, and energy-efficient residential, institutional, and commercial buildings through all stages of design, construction, and livability. The International Passive House Standard provides direct contribution to 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group’s 17 goals. UnitiWall is developing and finalising modeling details in line with the Passive House standard and certification criteria. Application is in progress.
B Corp Certification is a designation that a business meets high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency. This includes factors from employee benefits and charitable giving, to supply chain practices and input materials. A B Corp must demonstrate high social and environmental performance; make a legal commitment to change corporate governance to be accountable to shareholders and all stakeholders; and exhibit transparency by publishing results relative to B Labs standards. Impact on the UNSDGs will depend on the ESG strategy developed with Shareholders and Stakeholders in the coming months. Registration is in progress.