No modern manufacturer can ignore the effect of its activities on the environment. Fatra prides itself on its commitment to quality and the environment and has held ISO14001 since 2000. Fatra is one of only a very few single-ply manufacturers to have ISO14001 for the manufacture of their products from PVC pellets to membrane rather than just for their office functions.
The factory has recently invested €30M in a recycling plant. To our knowledge this makes Fatra the first roofing manufacturer in Europe to be able to recycle not only factory waste but also site waste in house into new waterproofing materials. Recent advances have meant that Fatra are now able to include up to 30% recyclate in new roofing membranes.
In 2008 the Building Research Establishment (BRE) published the ‘New Green Guide to Specification’. This now states that PVC membranes such as Fatrafol can achieve an A+ rating, the most environmentally friendly rating possible.
At Fatra we have undertaken further assessments with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and have now been awarded our own Environmental Profile and listing in the BRE’s Red Book under Environmental Assessment. The Fatra assessments cover the whole roof build up and are unique in the UK.
When these environmental assessments are combined with the 30 year plus life expectancy given by the British Board of Agrément (BBA) we believe this makes Fatra one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials available today.