British Gypsum Sustainability Presentation

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Presented to Overbury and Morgan Lovell staff members and trade contractors on May 11th 2012

Presented to Overbury and Morgan Lovell staff members and trade contractors on May 11th 2012

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  • Over the last ten years, Saint-Gobain has restructured by divesting certain activities (such as paper and wood) and acquiring others (such as distribution) so that it now concentrates on 5 core sectors: Flat Glass, Building Distribution, Packaging, High Performance Materials and Construction Products. The Group’s business strategy is to be No 1 or 2 in all of its activities. The Group’s strategy is straightforward – to be the number one or number two in each of sectors.


  • 1. British GypsumSustainability Seminar
  • 2. Overbury & Morgan Lovell Sustainability Programme Neil Pike Steve Smith
  • 3. • What is Sustainability?• Our sustainability programme• British Gypsum design and solutions
  • 4. PEOPLE PLANET PROFI T SIX TOTAL COMMITMENTS2.Health & Safety 2.Energy & Carbon 5. Procurement3.Training & Education 3.Waste 6. Employment
  • 5. What is it?• “Sustainability” means different things to different people• The majority of construction personel still associate sustainability with ‘environmental & energy’ initiatives• Many of our clients are extremely advanced in their sustainability programmes which embrace: Community Energy EnvironmentalProcurement Social Charity Health & Safety Staff Wellbeing
  • 6. What is our sustainability vision?100% recommendedTherefore we need to develop a flexible sustainability framework which enables us to deliver for ourClients – Staff - Suppliers
  • 7. What are our key sustainability drivers?•Provide our clients with new sustainablealternatives•Engage with our suppliers and tradecontractors to develop sustainableinnovations•Challenge the status quo of how we procureand deliver our projects
  • 8. Overbury aspire to developing our Overbury are committed toenvironmental management to minimise progressively improving the waste, enhance energy efficiency and health and safety of our reduce our environmental impacts in employees and assisting those everything we do. who work on our sites or interface with us to do the same Overbury recognises that talented people are the key to success. We are committed to looking after our staff to create a effective work-life balance. Overbury’s office and site activities Overbury have developed a impact on local communities. We are sustainable supply chain over many committed to working with years. We are committed to communities to enhance employment offering ethically sourced products opportunities and developing a better and services for our clients. environmental.
  • 9. Sustainable Integrated education working Moving boundariesEngaging local suppliers Enhanced communication Radical problem solving Changing Sharing attitudes Technology
  • 10. Main Contractor‘Framework Agreement’
  • 11. Agenda British Gypsum ‘A Brief Overview’ The ‘Framework Agreement’ – Key Benefits• Regional & National Technical Support - Standardisation• Commercial Support – Sub Contractor & Distribution Link• Plasterboard Recycling Service Our Commitment to Innovation through Design Environmental & Sustainability Supporting Literature Close & Questions
  • 12. Areas of activityNo.1 in Europe - No. 3 Worldwide No.1 in Europe No.1 in Europe - No. 2 Worldwide Flat Glass Building Distribution Packaging High Performance Construction Products Materials No.1 Worldwide for Gypsum, No.1 Worldwide for Ceramics, Plastics, Abrasives & Reinforcements Insulation, Mortar & Pipe
  • 13. Gypsum - Insulation - Industrial Mortars - Exteriorproducts - Pipe 45,000 employees worldwide 26% of Saint-Gobain annual sales Group employees 192,000 across 64 countries
  • 14. Gypsum•
  • 15. Manufacture SitesEast Leake,LeicestershireBarrow, LeicestershireSherburn, LeedsKirkby Thore, CumbriaRoberstsbridge, EastSussex
  • 16. Drywall Academy Locations • Erith, Kent • Kirkby Thore, Cumbria • East Leake, Leicestershire • Clevedon, Bristol • South Lanakshire (Satellite)
  • 17. Technical Support• Early Involvement – Specification & Project Detailing.• System Standardisation/ Waste Minimisation.• Support the ‘Project Team’.• Best ‘Commercial’ System Specification.• Full Project Specification Packs.• Bespoke Product Sizes (minimum quantities)• On-Site ‘Toolbox Talks’.• Area Technical Support Manager – On Site.• Additional ‘National Technical Support Line.• On-Line U Value Calculations.• Specsure Warranty.• Supporting Literature.
  • 18. ‘Commercial Support’• Regional Area Sales Manager• Early understanding of projects.• Sub – Contractors Relationships• Preferred Distribution Routes• The ‘Opportunity’ to price.
  • 19. Plasterboard Recycling Service • Regional Hub Offer – Reducing Lorry Miles. • Bags/ Skips/ Wheelie Bins/ Wait n’ Load • Service generates ‘Site Waste Data’ • Post Project Analysis • Prefer to Design out Waste and not Recycle at all!
  • 20. Innovation Programme “20% of currentSaint Gobain Products – did not exist Five Years Ago”.
  • 21. Folded Edge Channel
  • 22. Thistle Spray Plaster
  • 23. Thistle Durafinish Plaster
  • 24. Tested to be far above performancerequirements of BS5234 – Severe DutyIncorporates ‘Rigidur’ BoardCapable of securing Heavy Fixings on a singlelayer without additional pattresingExcellent Acoustic Value – up to Rw 52Db on asingle layer.Can be recycledNo additional or specialist components tocomplete the system
  • 25. Glasroc Tilebacker
  • 26. Innovation Programme The Future?• Through the Wall System Specification – Habitat• Focus on Board Weights and Sizes.• Lighter Boards/ Higher Acoustic Performance.• Extension of existing Ceiling Range.• Higher ‘Fixing Strength’ Plasterboard.
  • 27. Environmental and SustainabilityBES 6001 – Responsible Resourcing of Construction Products• Ultimate assurance to Clients & Stakeholders that products andmaterials are sourced responsibly and sustainably.• Increase the range of Business Opportunities and assisting inmeeting project requirements.• Access to additional credits for BREEAM and Code forSustainable Homes.ISO 14001 – Environmental ManagementSystem• Demonstration of our Environmental Commitment toStakeholders.• Reduce operational costs through reduced energy consumptionand use of natural resources
  • 28. Released Date May 1st
  • 29. Environmental and Sustainability• Recent Investment into 128 cont’‘Teardrop Trailers’ with CEVALogistics• British Gypsum have reducedthe overall thickness ofPlasterboard Hoods – by 34%• Over the past 3 Years, wehave reduced the weight ofThistle Bagged Plaster by 10g/m2• As one of the UK’s largestPallet purchasers – the returnrate has nearly doubled overthe last 3 years.
  • 30. Supporting Literature
  • 31. Questions and Thank you