MAKE THE ECO2 CHOICE
Our cross-brand sustainability label
With our ECO2 CHOICE label, we focus on reducing CO2 emissions at product level. Our brands UZIN, PALLMANN, codex and Arturo have defined products that have been optimized in terms of formulation. Sustainable raw materials have been used to reduce the products' CO2 footprint. With the help of product-specific calculations of the global warming potential (GWP), we can quantify the reduction individually and thus also make a further contribution to climate protection at the product level. In this way, UZIN UTZ supports the European Green Deal, with which the EU member states aim to become climate-neutral by 2050 and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
"With the ECO2 CHOICE label, we want to make the decision for CO2-reduced building products, easier. Users can choose for themselves whether to give preference to a more sustainable product variant in the range."
Julian Utz, Member of the Board
WHAT DOES THE ECO2 CHOICE LABEL STAND FOR
- Reduced CO2 footprint - by using sustainable raw materials such as renewable raw materials, biomass-based raw materials etc., the CO2 footprint of the products is reduced
- Product-specific calculations - using established lifecycle analysis software, the specific calculations of the CO2 footprint are performed
- Transparency - on the landing pages of the products you can find out the individual saving values and corresponding comparison products
- Consistent quality - the awarded products continue to convince with the usual high quality
Within the ECO2 CHOICE label, the environmental impact of the products is represented by the partial product carbon footprint (PCF). This covers all life cycle stages from the provision of raw materials to the point at which the product leaves our production site (cradle to gate). The calculation methodology of the CO2 footprint is based on the ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards. This may result in deviations from the values of an EPD (according to EN 15804). Both secondary and primary data are used in the calculations.
In general, life cycle analyses are subject to uncertainties, so the results can vary. We are constantly working on optimizing the specificity and data quality of our calculations to ensure the best possible informative value. For this reason, the values communicated are continuously updated in accordance with the current state of knowledge of the methodology and the underlying processes.