Sustainability Suppliers - Iplex

Company certifications and sustainability labels (ISO, CEMARS, CarbonZero, etc.)

IS09001 — Telarc Audited

Community engagement and support initiatives (include LBG is available)

Fletcher Building operates a Diversity Council to drive strategy, sponsor and support programmes which promote an inclusive workplace.
Fletcher Building sponsors a wide range of community, charitable and industry organisations .

Ethical and green procurement and supply chain related certifications / credentials

Fletcher Building operates with the environment as a key consideration, from sourcing raw materials to the eventual end-of-life and disposal.

Reduce CO2 emissions — aim to reduce CO2 emissions from our operations by 10% between 2012 and 2020 Reduce waste and recycle — will reduce waste to landfill and ensure products can be reused or recycled at end-of-life.

Operate with the environment as a key consideration, from sourcing raw materials to the eventual end-of-life and disposal.

Sustainable extraction of resources —ensure all products use raw materials from verified resources where these are available.

Reduce energy use —reduce the energy required to produce and supply FB products. Maximise fuel-switching and pursue innovative alternative fuels and technologies.

Water stewardship —actively manage waste to use less fresh water and to maximise recycling. Improve water efficiency and minimise water impacts in land management and operations.

Develop sustainable solutions —provide innovative, practical, system solutions to enable buildings and infrastructure to be sustainable. Influence and support industry education on sustainable construction practices, design principles and measures.

Iplex claims BEP accreditation via our Licences for the various Standards AS / NZS 1260, 1254, 1477, 4765 and 4441

Production related certifications and credentials, including eco-design

In 2010 the New Zealand Green Building Council, NZGBC, reviewed its Green Star NZ PVC credit and under a new approach, the use of Iplex PVC pressure and non-pressure pipe, conduit and fittings can assist buildings to qualify for up to three positive credit points towards their green star rating, where pipe and fi ttings can be shown to comply with the NZGBC credit — MAT-4 PVC (2012).
As a means of demonstrating Best Environmental Practice PVC (BEP PVC), Iplex was subjected to an extensive audit process by independent third-party certifier, ApprovalMark International. On 16 July 2012 Iplex was issued with BEP PVC Certificate of Compliance No. 067.
The NZGBC has recognised environmental advances made by Iplex and others and has based its revision on a series of PVC Expert Reference Panel (ERP) meetings, site visits, discussions with key stakeholders and examination of international studies. This process has shown the lifecycle of PVC - from raw materials and production through use to end-of-life, recycling and disposal - has changed considerably in recent years and there is a clear rationale for favouring PVC products that are manufactured and reclaimed through Best Environmental Practice production and end of life product management processes.