Sustainability

Auditory enjoyment that doesn’t cost the Earth.

Preventing pollution and waste is a global issue of urgency. CSR Martini manufactures in a way that is environmentally neutral, reducing our impact on our world.

Although sound itself is never seen – the results of being a sustainable business are. We are industry leaders in the way our products technically enhance the daily spaces we live in and the way we help reduce plastic waste and pollution.

We are incredibly proud of our EPD (Environmental Product Declaration). We are Australasia EPD certified and International EPD certified. It is a fully transparent document explaining exactly what our products are made of and the impact their manufacture has on the world. Conducted by Edge Environment, it includes a life cycle assessment for 80 of our products, because sustainability extends well beyond the creation of something. How long it lasts, what happens to it over time, potential for recycling and reuse are all factors in offering truly sustainable products.

Sustainability is a need to have, not a nice to have.

CSR Martini Products contribute to sustainability by:

  • Minimal waste is generated in the manufacturing process.
  • High reusable potential.
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated in the manufacturing process is classified as low (0.01 mg/m3).
  • No ozone-depleting gases are used.
  • No red list chemicals are present.
  • Safe, non-irritant, non-toxic, and non-allergenic.

EcoSpecifier Global

An independent environmental assessment has been carried out on our products through EcoSpecifier Global. Certifications awarded by EcoSpecifier mean CSR Martini products meet the Verified Product Program Standard and all product eco claims meet ISO 14021 and ACCC Environment Claims Guidelines.

Their verification process is incredibly strict. To be approved by EcoSpecifier is a big win for us and the environments we work in.

Working with nature, not against it.

Environmental Product Declaration

The EPD is a testimony to the high-performance, low impact nature of our products and processes.

Independent contractors, Edge Environment, were commissioned to complete a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for 80 of our products.

An LCA is a rigorous scientific analysis of raw material (such as polyethylene terephthalate fibre blends) density and manufacture method. Through this, CSR Martini products become approved for use in new and existing GreenstarTM projects.

Our products are regularly used in some of the most challenging acoustic spaces. This includes: recording studios, open learning spaces, concert halls and auditoriums. It’s our commitment to quality, innovation and sustainability that has built our reputation of being a trusted name in the industry.

Product Health Declaration

100% of CSR Martini products have a full, easily accessible product health declaration for health assessments. Our hands-on approach to manufacturing gives us the ability to tell the story of all the materials used in our products.

With full transparency, you can feel confident in the integrity and safety of all our products.

Global Green Tag International Pty LTD (Global Green Tag) awarded CSR Martini a Platinum Health Rating – the highest health level achievable. We’re incredibly proud of this award, but our work is never done. We are constantly exploring new ways to enhance the safety in all our acoustic products. Use this link to get our insulation certificates for our products (select an individual product and click on the “Professional” tab).

Declare

CSR Martini participates in the Living Building Challenge Declare program. You can make the right acoustic product decisions when designing and specifying for your projects by selecting high performance products that have Declare material documentation available.

Declare Labels provide a clear and informative “nutrition label” for building products by answering three simple questions:

  1. Where does a product come from?
  2. What is it made of?
  3. And where does it go at the end of its life?

Declare aligns with our commitment to transparency in support of the Living Building Challenge’s Red List and Appropriate Sourcing Products in our dECO portfolio of high performance sustainable acoustic products have Declare Label.

Green TagTM approved for GreenStar® Projects

More people are becoming ecologically aware, selecting design processes and materials that minimise their environmental footprint. We believe that this mindset is launchpad for how we can all work together to make a global change.

Our range of products have achieved the highest achievable award of GreenRate | Level A (verified ISO 14024 and ISO 17065) making our GreenTagTM products ideal for GreenStar® Projects.

This certification was given as a result of independent environmental assessments completed by EcoSpecifier.

Product Stewardship Programme

Our Product Stewardship programme allows customers to return any clean offcuts or uncontaminated insulation to us for recycling. When the materials are returned, we either recycle, reuse or repurpose – closing the loop to minimise project waste dramatically.

The return process lies at the heart of our sustainability goals and we are seeing this becoming an important factor in decision-making for customers.

Environmental Education is another key part of the Product Stewardship programme. CSR Martini offers all our contractors education on the high-reusability of our insulation products.

Members of the Green Building Council of Australia

Since 2009, we have been a member of the Green Building Council Australia. As members we help to develop sustainable building initiatives and actively encourage green building practices across Australia.

Seeking GreenStarTM ratings, certifications from independent authorities and championing the importance of greening the building process is a voluntary, time heavy process, but one we feel is absolutely essential in making a real positive impact on the planet.

Through our own passions for scientific innovation and reduced environmental impact, we share what we learn to encourage others in our industry, including competitors to make sustainability a need to have, not a nice to have.

Some of the ways we are leading the shift in mindset are:

  • Establishing a common language.
  • Setting a standard of measurement for green buildings.
  • Promoting integrated, whole-building design.
  • Recognising environmental leadership.
  • Identifying building life-cycle impacts.
  • Raising awareness of green building benefits.

Reduce, reuse, reimagine for a better world.

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