Schiedel Going Green

We want to thank our partner Maintel for the delivery of our new cloud-based phone system, RingCentral. 

As part of this change, Maintel includes that for every 500 cloud seats connected, they will plant 25 trees. 

At Schiedel, we care deeply about the environment. As one of our company pillars, sustainability is key for us. Therefore we focus on environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, low-energy solutions. 

So switching to suppliers such as Maintel, who focus on protecting the environment and providing cleaner solutions, is a simple decision. 

So far, Maintels contributions have led to a reduction of 62.5 tonnes of CO2 and the planting of 8660 trees.

You can read more about their environmental projects at the website:

https://ecologi.com/maintel

We want to thank our Group Team Lead of Infrastructure, Peter Daglish and IT Infrastructure Support Sean Middlemore for their work on this project and the introduction of our new system! 

Take a look at some of the articles, below, on how we are reducing our footprint and get in touch with us today

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Domestic indoor wood burning emissions significantly lower than previously thought

Domestic indoor wood burning emissions significantly lower than previously thought The UK government latest data shows that the overall percentage of PM2.5 attributable to the domestic indoor burning of wood fuel has been more than halved to 17% thanks to updated and more accurate wood fuel usage data for the domestic combustion sector. Commenting on [...]

The Hekla Volcano

The image shows details of Abraham Ortelius' 1585 map of Iceland showing Hekla in eruption. The translation is "The Hekla, perpetually condemned to storms and snow, vomits stones under terrible noise". The Hekla Volcano The source of the natural pumice insulating material, used in all of our Isokern range, from pumice liners and blocks, to [...]

Air quality: Using cleaner fuels for domestic burning

Air Quality: Using Cleaner Fuels for Domestic Burning The Government have finally put to bed the rumours circulating that stoves were going to be banned. After consultation with the SIA and other parties, The plan is to introduce the following one year from now: A ban on all pre-packaged traditional bituminous house coal A ban […]

Plastics Reduction

Plastics Reduction Plastic waste is fast becoming a widely recognised problem. While it is an important material for our economy, providing multiple benefits to modern day living, plastic can take thousands of years to biodegrade.   Producing plastic increases carbon emissions and around 80-90% are made from fossil fuel resources. For example, creating bottled water […]

Gold Excellence Award and Factory Excellence Expert Award

We were delighted to receive Andreas Schlechter and Giuliano Caglio as guests at the Washington Factory to present two awards to the Washington team.

Stoves Supported by Defra and the Mayor of London.

Stoves are good! And the guidelines prove this. Here’s some information from the Stove Industry Alliance and some common questions they field. Defra has included wood burning stoves in their Clean Air Strategy, and they are recommending installing SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves and using Ready to Burn wood fuel. The Mayor of London has also given […]

Robotic Facilities

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Automated Tubing Diameter Change

Schiedel is a part of Standard Industries, a privately-held global industrial company operating in over 80 countries. The Standard ecosystem spans a broad array of holdings, technologies and investments—including both public and private companies from early to late-stage—as well as world-class building materials assets and next-generation solar solutions. Throughout its 140-year history, Standard has leveraged its deep industry expertise and vision to create outsize value across its businesses, which today include operating companies GAF, BMI, Siplast, GAF Energy, Schiedel and SGI, as well as related businesses 40 North, a multi-billion-dollar investment platform, 40 North Ventures and Winter Properties.

Schiedel has always tried very hard to improve its ecological footprint with various activities. Since 2019 we have now set a new, consolidated standard with our company-wide “Going Green” initiative, which is unique in the industry.

But even before 2019, we undertook various activities in all areas that should protect and protect our environment. In the “Industry” area, for example, we have drastically reduced the proportion of cement with a new material solution and optimized it in such a way that we were able to save 3600 tons of cement and also reduce our CO2 emissions. In our factories, we have been able to drastically save the energy required by switching to LED lighting. There are further examples in the area of ​​“purchasing and logistics” where we have invested heavily in building insulation and new, energy-efficient machines.

Our new, strategic goals are a lot more ambitious: