Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important topic for building owners, specifiers and applicators alike. So, it's reassuring to know that Sto's products have long been meeting this demand — with sustainable systems ranging from globally successful facade insulation, through to active facade renders and coatings, and healthy interiors and acoustic systems.
The Sto “Sustainability Compass” is the basis of Sto's sustainability strategy and encompasses four areas: well-being, ecology, economy, and society.
Sto products are designed to contribute to the overall sustainability of a project, providing benefits including: protection and extended life cycle of building facades; reduction of maintenance requirements; health and well-being, as well as being free of solvents, plasticisers and extremely low on emissions. Moreover, many of Sto's products are certified to accredited standards and include performance declarations such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and in-house Sustainability Data Sheets (SDS).
Sto's core business is the manufacture of facade systems that ensure long term durability and energy efficiency, helping to reduce consumption of fossil fuels and carbon emissions. In particular, Sto energy-efficient facade systems have made a significant contribution to environmental protection by reducing air pollution and improving the global climate. In fact, since 1965, the use of Sto facade insulation systems has resulted in a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by a total of 247 million tons.
Sto has positioned itself in the building coatings market as a supplier of quality products and systems with a high degree of technological expertise and services. Sto incorporates sustainable practices throughout its state-of-the-art production facilities, earning ISO 9001 certification for its quality management system and ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system. These certifications relate to the entire process chain, from the procurement of the raw and recycled materials, to production, packaging and logistics.
Commitment to social issues forms part of a long-standing tradition at Sto. Sto assume responsibility for their employees as well as the places they work in and the people they work with. Sto New Zealand supports many employees as they commit themselves to social projects outside of work, plus Sto is also committed to supporting organisations through sponsorship.
Sto’s sustainability credentials
- EN ISO 14001:2015 certification for their environmental management system.
- The first manufacturer to reduce the level of VOC’s from all water-based coatings long before any regulatory requirement.
- Sto has attained Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for all of its essential render products.
- Sto products contain up to 96% recycled materials.
- Removal of an estimated 247 million tons of CO2 from the environment since 1965.
Sustainability data sheets (SDS)
Sto offers a voluntary product declaration to help meet the growing demand for life cycle, environmental and health information, including any certifications. Sto Sustainability Data Sheets are being continuously issued and updated.