Ibstock has been continuously improving its environmental credentials and sustainability; it is fully supportive of the British Ceramic Confederation and the Brick Development Association Initiatives. Clay brick was one of the pioneer group for the development of sustainability strategies.
Ibstock has fully embraced the Government’s strategy for sustainability. Clay brick, has a long service life, is re-usable upon demolition and is completely inert. Clay can be recycled back into manufacture; wastage is minimal. Clay is taken mostly from quarries adjacent to the factories, often in the countryside, where the impact of transport is minimised.
While brick requires significant energy to produce, over its life the energy consumption is outweighed by the energy used by a building’s occupiers. Clay brick has high thermal mass and low conductivity, contributing to the building’s own efficiency.
Ibstock is committed to better business through sustainable and ‘green’ strategies and employs a full time environmental manager. Our efforts were recognised by winning the Sustainability Award at The Building Awards 2004 for the depth and comprehensiveness of our environmental programme. Ibstock is the first building materials supplier to win this prestigious award.