Menu

Sustainability FAQs

Frequently asked about British Gypsum and sustainability

Q. Does British Gypsum have Health, Environment, and Quality Policies?
A. Yes, please see our SHREQ Policy Statements document, under 'Related Documents'

Q: Does British Gypsum have a Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing Policy?
A: Yes, please see our Policy document, under 'Related Documents'

Q: Does British Gypsum have ISO 9001: 2015?
A: Yes, you can view our certificate, under 'Related Documents'

Q: Does British Gypsum have ISO 14001: 2015?
A: Yes, you can view our certificate, under 'Related Documents'

Q: Does British Gypsum have BS OHSAS 18001: 2007?
A: Yes, you can view our certificates under 'Related Documents'

Q: Does British Gypsum have ISO 50001: 2011?
A: Yes, you can view our certificates under 'Related Documents'

Q: Does British Gypsum have a Responsible Sourcing Certificate?
A: Yes, please see our Policy document, under 'Related Documents'

Q: What is the breakdown by site and product of British Gypsum's KPI's?
A: You can view a breakdown under 'Related Documents'. If you require further details please contact the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com

Q: What is the recycled content of British Gypsum’s Gyproc plasterboard products?
A: British Gypsum’s Gyproc plasterboard products average recycled content for 2012 was 90.03%, calculated in accordance with ISO 14021. Please request specific details by contacting the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com

Q: What is the recycled content of British Gypsum’s Gypframe metal framing products?
A: Typically 50% post consumer. Please request specific details by contacting the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com

Q: What is the recyclability of British Gypsum’s Gyproc plasterboard products?
A: Gyproc plasterboards manufactured in accordance within BS EN 520 are 100% recyclable. Please request specific details by contacting the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com

Q: What is the recyclability of British Gypsum's Gypframe metal framing products?
A: British Gypsum’s Gypframe metal sections are 100% recyclable. Please request specific details by contacting the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com 

Q: What is the recycled content of British Gypsum's Product Packaging?
A: Please request specific details by contacting the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com

Q: What is the recyclability of British Gypsum Product Packaging?
A: Please request specific details by contacting the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com

Q: Where are British Gypsum products manufactured?
A: British Gypsum UK plasterboard manufacturing plants are situated at LE12 6JQ, CA10 1XU, TN32 5LA, LS25 6EZ

If you require further details please contact the British Gypsum Technical Advice Centre at bgtechnical.enquiries@bpb.com

Q: Does British Gypsum offer a take back service for its products and packaging?
A: Please see information on British Gypsum’s Plasterboard Recycling Service (PRS).

Q: Is gypsum waste hazardous?
A: Uncontaminated Gypsum waste is considered NON HAZARDOUS, NON INERT.

Q: Does British Gypsum source timber from Sustainably Managed forests?
A: As one of the UK’s largest purchasers of pallets, British Gypsum want to set the standard for sustainable and responsibly sourced timber. In 2008 the business made a public commitment that by the end of 2010 all timber would come from registered sustainable sources. British Gypsum has been working in partnership with some of the largest timber suppliers in the UK and 100% of timber now comes from sustainable sources. By working with suppliers this target was achieved a year in advance of the target. There is continuing work to increase the ratio of pallets returned to British Gypsum for reuse or repair (which reduces the need to create new pallets), and are also taking steps to monitor the sustainability of wood used in the new pallets the business source.

Q: What is the Green Guide rating of your products and systems?
A: BRE Green Guide ratings are generally based on overall construction elements, although Isover insulation products do have individual A+ ratings. The Green Guide is continuously developed and updated by the BRE in terms of their assessment of construction elements. Our best advice therefore would be to visit the Green Guide website at www.thegreenguide.org.uk to establish current Green Guide ratings for your particular construction specification or seek further guidance from a registered Green Guide Assessor. Information relating to all Isover construction insulation products achieving A+ rating is available at www.isover.co.uk

Q: What is the volatile organic compound (VOC) or Formaldehyde content of Gyproc plasterboard?
A: Based upon indicative testing of a sample of plasterboard products, Gyproc plasterboard is estimated not to contain a VOC content or Formaldehyde content which exceeds the requirements of European voluntary labelling schemes connected with indoor air quality.

Q: What is the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of Gyptone ceiling tiles?
A: The Gyptone ceiling tile range has been tested to EN 13419-1, EN 13419-3 & ISO 16000-3. Results show that the total VOC emissions are less than 1000μg/m3.

Q: What is the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of Gyprex SATINSPAR ceiling tiles?
A: None of the main components used in the manufacture of Gyprex SATINSPAR contain VOC or formaldehyde which exceeds the requirements of European voluntary labelling schemes connected to indoor air quality.

Q: What is the ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and the GWP (Global Warming Potential) of Isover products
A: Information relating to all Isover construction insulation products is available on their website at www.isover.co.uk