Thermaflex North West Europe

Insulation and pre-insulated pipes, solutions and services

Waalwijk

Netherlands

www.thermaflex.nl

About Thermaflex

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 develops and produces smart solutions for thermal energy distribution. The flexible pre-insulated piping systems and insulation for heating, cooling, ventilation and drinking water are applied in residential areas, commercial and public buildings, and industries across the globe. Besides providing a comfortable indoor climate, these systems enable renewable energy and help to lower the carbon footprint of buildings.

Starting out in 1976 in the Netherlands, this family-run business has expanded to an international player with 5 production facilities and 16 sales and support offices worldwide, and realizes successful projects in over 45 different countries.

Thermaflex North West Europe became a B Corp because this is the platform that boosts our passion to save energy and maximise the use of renewables with recyclable products and solutions.

The Change We Seek®

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

Nowadays the world is striving for improved efficiency and in search 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. But whether on individual or community level, it is vital that available capacities and fluctuating demands are connected.

In co-creation with its stakeholders, Thermaflex looks for smart energy solutions, gradually building their common futures and flexibly adapting to new situations 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 make substantial progress.

With the help of Cradle to Cradle, Thermaflex North West Europe is on a journey to fully recycle its products and make use of safe materials only.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 2015
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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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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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
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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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Company Highlights: 

Workers: Has an established 360-degree feedback process; Average tenure of current workforce >5 years; Formally offers job flexibility options, including part-time work schedules at the request of workers, flex-time work schedules and telecommuting

Community: >50% of management are women or individuals from underrepresented populations; >40% of raw materials grown or harvested are spent with local independent suppliers located within 200 miles of where the end product is used

Environment: >75% of printed materials use recycled FSC certified paper or soy-based inks; Monitors greenhouse gas emissions and has specific target reductions for all

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