The environmental impact of the construction industry is considerable, and NCC plays an important role in the transition towards a more environmentally sustainable society. We work to minimize emissions from production as well as from the operation and maintenance of finished products. We also consider it vital that our resources are used as efficiently as possible. NCC optimizes material and product selection and enables the recycling and reuse of waste generated by the construction process.
NCC has broad operations and thus the possibility to reduce the climate impact of our own materials manufacture and production as well as the operation and maintenance of our products. NCC’s asphalt production accounts for the majority of the Group’s own carbon dioxide emissions. By shifting from fossil fuels to renewable fuels, such as wood pellets or bio-oil, climate impact has decreased in recent years. NCC is also a leader in building commercial properties and homes with low energy requirements.
NCC reduces the waste generated on construction sites by developing standard solutions, prefabrication and processes in which exact material quantities are ordered. We also use 3D modeling, which reduces construction time and improves the quality of our products.
NCC’s digital tools facilitate planning, save time and optimize material use.
NCC sets sustainability requirements for all suppliers. We only want to produce buildings and facilities that are sound environmentally and health-wise. We also demand transparency, traceability and documentation when we choose materials. Suppliers can find more information about our requirements in NCC’s Supplier Portal.
NCC has high standards for waste sorting and offers solutions for reusing construction waste and materials within the company. In addition, we use environmental product declarations (EPDs), life cycle assessments (LCAs) and life cycle costs (LCCs) to verify and improve the performance of our solutions during construction, operation, maintenance and even decommissioning. In this way, we can identify the areas where the most effective interventions can be put in place to reduce a product’s environmental impact. Did you know that asphalt is 100% recyclable? This is something we are investing in.