Sustainable development is the greatest challenge facing industry today and we need to transform our economy. TECHNAL, as a brand of the Hydro Group, carries the Norwegian group's voluntary commitment to sustainable development. Hydro is a global supplier of aluminium with activities spanning the entire value chain, with the objective of achieving net zero by 2050 or earlier. We also aim to have low-carbon and close-to-zero material available in 2025 and 2030 respectively and to reduce our co2e emissions by 30% by 2030. Hydro also produces and uses renewable energy and plans to increase this over the coming years.
TECHNAL shares the values and commitment of the Hydro Group, a world leader in aluminium solutions, namely the preservation of natural resources, the reduction of CO2 emissions and waste, the guarantee of employee safety, the satisfaction of quality expectations and the improvement of consumers' quality of life.
Hydro is the first manufacturer in the world to be able to supply high-quality aluminium made from more than 75% recycled end-of-life material.
Driven by innovation, TECHNAL is considered by architects and buildings experts as the world leader in construction solutions. With a concern for continuous improvement, TECHNAL invests in R&D to offer you solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. This includes a constant improvement in the thermal performance of our products.
In order to enable you to meet building sustainability certifications such as LEED or BREEAM, we integrate the reflection on product sustainability right from the design phase. The Cradle to Cradle label on our product ranges, attests to our commitment.
The Cradle to Cradle label considers that any growth including the development of a new product, must integrate the needs of future generations. It is no longer a question of minimizing the impact of the product, but of thinking that its design benefits everyone by promoting the circular economy.
A voluntary approach initiated by TECHNAL, Cradle to Cradle products have been evaluated in terms of environmental and social performance in five sustainability categories: healthy materials, reuse of materials, renewable energy and carbon management, responsible water management and social equity.
Our new products have been created to move towards a circular economy. By using materials like Hydro CIRCAL 75R and polyamide strips made with recycled content we address the impact in the build phase. Our creation of high performing products ensures the sustainability is addressed during the use-phase. By ensuring the product is 100% recyclable when removed from a building we address the impact of the product in the end-of-life phase.