Schüco International AG
Join date: May 2015
Schüco – systems solutions for windows, doors and façades.
Together with its worldwide network of partners, architects, specifiers and investors, Schüco creates sustainable building envelopes which focus on people and their needs in harmony with nature and technology. Window, door and façade solutions from Schüco meet the highest requirements in terms of design, comfort and security. At the same time CO2 emissions are reduced through energy efficiency, thereby conserving natural resources.
The company and its Metal and PVC-U divisions deliver tailored products for newbuilds and renovations, designed to meet individual user needs in all climate zones. Everyone involved is supported with a compreensive range of services at every stage of the construction process. With 4800 employees and 12,000 partner companies, Schüco is active in more than 80 countries and achieved a turnover of 1.425 billion euros in 2014.
What members are saying…
With its global network of partners, architects, planners and investors, Schüco creates sustainable building envelopes that mesh nature and technology while putting the needs of people to the fore. Window, door and facade solutions from Schüco maintain the highest standards of design, comfort and safety. Simultaneously, CO2 emissions are reduced through energy efficiency and thus save precious natural resources. Increasingly, the sustainability of products and their raw materials are being called into question. System solutions using aluminum form the core of the Schüco business model. Aluminium products in buildings are subject to specific sustainability requirements defined by investors, architecture, facade design and building certification systems.
A strong Initiative such as ASI can create the needed solutions and demonstrate sustainability development across the value chain. Schüco takes responsibility for the sustainability of its façade products across the lifecycle: research and development, manufacturing, use phase, and subsequent recycling. The responsibility for upstream mineral recovery and conversion can only be undertaken together with upstream actors. ASI offers an excellent platform for this, which Schüco gladly and fully supports. The core value of the ASI is that it demonstrates credible evidence of sustainable aluminum – according to criteria developed via a multi-stakeholder initiative. Ultimately this strengthens the reputation of aluminum in competition with other materials for windows, doors and facades and other products of the automotive / transportation, packaging and consumer goods sectors. Thus ASI standards have the potential to be an important building block for our sustainable product strategy.
Taken from Aluminium Praxis Magazine, translated from German. This is a non-official English translation: please do not quote.