Thermaflex Central Europe

Insulation and pre-insulated pipes, solutions and services

D�schwitz, Sachsen-Anhalt

Germany

www.thermaflex.com

About Thermaflex Central Europe

Close to half of the energy produced on this planet is used for heating and cooling and still most of it is generated by burning fossil fuels. That makes the vision of Thermaflex absolutely clear:

“Minimize the waste of energy and maximize the use of renewables.”

Thermaflex is a leading provider of smart, and sustainable distribution solutions for thermal energy. The nature inspired design for efficiency, durability and recyclability demands a minimum of resources for maximum benefit in respect to energy, economy, environment and quality of life. The smart solutions covering flexible pre-insulated piping systems and insulation for heating, cooling, ventilation and drinking water are serving various markets across the globe for instance residential areas, commercial and public buildings as well as industries. Besides providing a comfortable indoor climate, these systems enable renewable energy and help to lower the carbon footprint of buildings.

Starting out in the Netherlands in 1976, this family-run business has grown to be an international player with 5 production facilities and 16 sales and support offices worldwide, making a positive impact in over 45 countries from Panama to Siberia. Thermaflex Central Europe covers a sales and distribution offices in Germany (established already in 1987), Austria, Italy and Romania. In addition to our various partners in the Central European countries, we extend our impact far beyond that too.

Global threats such as climate change, resource scarcity and ecosystem health are our long term strategy drivers. Our philosophy focuses on making impact - through thermal energy networks, operational excellence and by developing smart solutions together. To be a B Corp is bracing our values and gives us the opportunities to cooperate with businesses based on shared values as a force for the world – leaving a positive social and environmental impact.

The Change We Seek®

In the early days, thermal energy production and consumption were highly localized, based on local needs, available resources, limited technology and lower levels of comfort. With the discovery of fossil fuels this all changed dramatically. However people have to realize that this change is not sustainable.

These days the world increasingly strives for improving energy efficiency as well as searching of renewable alternatives. That is driving the development of both production and use of energy. Yet as it diversifies, it is once more becoming more localized. In theory, everyone has the choice to become a producer or user of energy. But whether on individual or community level, it is vital that the available capacities and fluctuating demands are connected.

In co-creation with its stakeholders, Thermaflex looks for smart energy solutions, gradually building for a common future and flexibly adapting to new circumstances and challenges - from generating ideas, through testing of prototypes to successful implementation. Thermaflex’ ‘high-energy’ team across the globe attaches a great deal of importance to working together to co-create substantial progress.

With a large assortment of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ components, Thermaflex Central Europe is on a journey to reclaim and fully recycle end-of-life components and cut-offs to close the loop with completely circular materials that are safe, efficient, and reliable for generations to come.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
82
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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