Sustainability

Organized in three business units, the Xella Group produces and sells building materials, gypsum fiberboards and cement-bonded drywall system boards as well as lime and limestone. With its Ytong, Hebel, and Silka brands, Xella is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of autoclaved aerated concrete and calcium silicate blocks. Xella’s Fermacell brand leads the way in high-quality dry lining construction solutions, while its Fels brand is among Europe’s leading providers of lime and limestone. Combining know-how and experience, the Xella Group continues to advance both its expertise and its products.

Innovative concepts and new system approaches propel the development of sustainable building materials. Xella products are sustainable both in manufacture and use. By playing an important role in the construction of energy-efficient, high-quality buildings, they make a valid contribution to environmental protection and resource conservation. Thanks to these valuable qualities, our products have been bestowed with numerous awards and certifications from renowned testing institutes, trade associations, and initiatives.

Xella’s commitment isn’t limited to products and processes. It goes further to include the promotion of young professionals – such as with our student competition, training center sponsorships, and continued employee training – as well as supporting social projects in Germany and worldwide.

At Xella’s Research and Development Center, we carry out in-depth research of innovative, sustainable products and processes. Our training centers offer Xella’s staff and external experts a wide range of seminars and training sessions with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainable building.

Xella has published its sustainability report for 2012. In the report Xella provides information about the currently achieved status of its sustainable entrepreneurial approach across the Group. The sustainability report documents Xella’s ongoing activities and progress in the action fields market, processes, employees and compliance, providing examples from topics such as conserving resources, saving energy, climate protection and social responsibility.The content of the report is based on the figures for the business years 2010/2011 and is aimed at customers, business partners, employees and the public.