sustainable future

Gyproc’s journey towards sustainability is marked by a series of bold initiatives aimed at reducing the environmental impact while enhancing operational efficiency.  

At the heart of its efforts, lies a dedicated approach to recycling gypsum waste, a by-product of the manufacturing processes.  

Gypsum waste 

The process of recycling gypsum waste involves meticulous sorting, crushing and reprocessing to produce high-quality materials for new plasterboards. This closed-loop system minimises waste and reduces the demand for natural resources, ultimately leading to a more circular and sustainable economy. 

Through such initiatives, Gyproc has significantly contributed to decarbonising the construction sector, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change. 

Water conservation 

sustainable future

Gyproc is embracing sustainable manufacturing by recycling waste and water conservation in its plants.

Underscoring its holistic approach to sustainability, is Gyproc’s focus on water-efficient manufacturing. The company has achieved substantial reductions in water consumption across its production facilities by implementing state-of-the-art technologies and best practices. 

Beyond conserving a precious natural resource, this reinforces the notion that responsible business practices can go hand in hand with operational excellence. 

Sustainable construction 

Gyproc’s dedication to sustainability sets a precedent for industry peers and inspires a collective effort towards a more resilient and sustainable built environment. The company offers a diverse range of green solutions that empower stakeholders to make a positive impact on the environment without compromising on quality or performance. From energy-efficient insulation to recyclable plasterboards, Gyproc has embraced sustainable construction practices. 

Carbon neutral 

Saint-Gobain Africa has signed a renewable electricity supply agreement (power purchase agreement or PPA) with CVE, an independent French renewable energy producer, to secure about 140GWH of solar electricity over 20 years. This PPA is expected to cover about 40% of the electrical needs of Saint-Gobain’s major production sites in South Africa. These include Gyproc in Brakpan and Germiston, Weber-Tylon in Alrode and the Gyproc factory in Parow, Western Cape. 

This will offset Saint-Gobain South Africa’s CO2 emissions from electricity by more than 6 800 tons per annum. With this PPA, Saint-Gobain Africa will further reduce its CO2 emissions, demonstrating its commitment towards sustainable manufacturing. This renewable energy project is a new milestone on the way to meeting Saint-Gobain’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. 

 

Through a series of bold initiatives and reimagining waste as a valuable resource, Gyproc is mitigating the burden on the planet and conserving precious resources. 

 

For more information, please visit Gyproc: 

Website: www.gyproc.co.za 

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