B Impact Report

Certified B Corporation

Thermaflex Central Europe

Insulation and pre-insulated pipes, solutions and services
Certified Since: April, 2016
Location: D�schwitz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

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82.3

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

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.

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