Environmental policy

The company Umicore Building Products France SAS (Umicore BPF) has made a commitment to environmental excellence by continuously improving the environmental performance of its production sites, and by developing rolled zinc solutions under its VMZINC trademark that meet the challenges of sustainable construction.

Umicore BPF objectives through 2015 are to design VMZINC solutions that make a significant contribution to building energy efficiency and environmental performance.

For this purpose, Umicore BPF:

  • conducts Lifecycle Analyses of its products
  • publishes Environmental Product Declarations consistent with international standards (ISO14040-44 and ISO 14025 type III such as the FDES and IBU Certificates, respectively)
  • designs its products using an eco-design method
  • develops increasingly relevant solutions with regard to the challenges of tomorrow’s constructions (e.g. solutions integrating solar collectors, solutions enabling “outsulation”, solutions limiting heat bridges, etc.)