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Icopal wins international environmental standard

12/01/2009

Icopal are believed to have become the first bituminous waterproofing membrane manufacturer
in the UK to win ISO 14001 for its environmental management systems.
The company gained the international standard for its commitment to being environmentally
conscious and identifying and acting on operations that interact with or affect the environment,
such as the supply of raw materials, waste disposal, air emissions, use of energy
and design of products.

Icopal’s quality services team at its UK base and factory in Manchester developed systems
to manage these aspects and minimise the company’s impact on the environment as well
as ensure all relevant environmental legislation is complied with an ongoing basis.
As part of this process, a number of environmental objectives were set and achieved, including
a 10% reduction in CO² emissions compared with 2007 values, an increase in the
recycling of waste materials of 80%, and a 35% reduction in the amount of material sent to
landfill.

Icopal’s operations director Andy Hampson (pictured) said: “We believe we are the first bituminous
waterproofing membrane manufacturer to gain this accreditation in the UK which
is in line with the environmental ethic of the global Icopal Group.
“Throughout the implementation of the environmental management systems, staff awareness
was increased through training and campaigns, with all actively embracing the principles
of good environmental management.”

Icopal‘s commitment to developing products and systems in tune with the environment is
proven with its bitumen-based Tecnatorch system which uses 25% less gas to install due
to patented groove profiling on the underside of the SBS system that results in a quicker
and more even melting of the bitumen mass.
As well as bituminous products, Icopal also supplies green roof systems and the Greenpeace-
approved Sure-Weld TPO waterproofing membrane which is a fully recyclable advanced
single-ply membrane that is free of PVC and specially formulated for long-term exposure
without the use of either polymeric or liquid plasticisers.

Icopal Limited Barton Dock Road
Stretford
Manchester
M32 0YL
Tel.: 0161 865 4444
Fax: 0161 864 2616
Sales Office Fax: 0161 864 1178
www.icopal.co.uk
Icopal Limited is a member of the Icopal Group
Registered in England No 2472635
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