Climate change is happening

We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it.

The current rate of material usage and waste generation is putting an unsustainable strain on the earth's environment and humanity needs to look at itself and take action to address the problems.

Since 1990 the global average sea levels have risen by about 8 inches while the Earths surface air temperature rose by 1°C. Even the slightest change in the Earths temperature increases the likelihood of extreme weather conditions, forest and moorland fires along with changes in rainfall patterns and ocean currents.

In a complex system, it's very hard to know how far is too far. But the precautionary principle makes drastic changes worrisome. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change deemed 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels to be the maximum tenable global temperature increase. Beyond that, the risk of irreversible harm looks unacceptable.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that we cannot cumulatively emit more than one trillion metric tonnes of carbon while remaining below 2°C of warming. Earth is already halfway to that emission threshold and may exceed it by 2050.

Shrinking our footprint

We consider our carbon footprint when both sourcing and delivering orders to our customers and are committed to making sure our suppliers share our philosophies. Our company focus and ethos sets out to balance commercial viability along with our impact on the planet.

Of Allbase products manufactured in the UK to ISO standards.

Of all raw materials used in Allbase products are sourced in Europe.

Of recycled materials are used in our manufacturing process.

Minimising the impact

We consider our environmental impact during every stage — finding ways to create products that use fewer materials and last longer. When we work with suppliers that don’t meet our standards we help them improve until they do.

We allow for wastage and mistakes in our products which can be reused in the next project or returned to us to be disposed of. We do not sell one-use disposable items and all the tools that we do supply, if well maintained can be used many times over proving more economical to use in the long term.

Packaging

The packaging used for our materials are sourced from companies with ISO14001 environmental accreditations and have waste packaging and consumable recycling schemes at all depots making use of recycled products wherever possible.

Tools & equipment

Allbase products require less application tools and materials than conventional coatings. Some systems for example do away with the need for harmful organic peroxides and can be overlaid onto existing surfaces, further reducing waste.

Transport

The companies we use to deliver goods all have climate change strategies that includes, network optimisation to minimise the miles driven, large investment in fuel saving technologies to reduce the dependency on fossil based fuels and energy conservation plans via facility design and operational practices.

Integrations

Along with reducing our own environmental impact, the products that we manufacture and supply go into supporting some of the latest technology that has a lasting impact on the environment.

Solar energy

Allbase roofing and external flooring systems are the perfect foundation for solar energy panels.

Wind energy

Allbase composite materials go into the manufacture of wind turbines which generates millions of kilowatts of energy across the globe.

Living roofs

Our living roof and wall option create a natural environment to encourage bees and butterflies whilst also filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air.

REDUCING WASTE

We let our customers return unused materials so we can reuse or dispose of safely.

Our returns and recycling scheme lets our customers send back unused, waste materials so we can either dispose, recycle or repurpose the materials in other areas of the business.