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Building, construction, commercial, outdoors, city, skyline, aerial, New York City
Article
06 May 2020

Toolkit helps cities calculate benefits of renovation, plan recovery

Thousands of jobs, slashed emissions, millions in energy cost savings—a new report developed by C40 Cities with support from ROCKWOOL Group gives cities a toolkit to quantify the many benefits of large-scale renovation projects.

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SailGP team Denmark F50
Press Release
05 May 2020

SailGP reschedules all remaining Season 2 racing

SailGP reschedules all remaining Season 2 racing

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Jessica Jonasson, Global Head of HR,
Press Release
27 Apr 2020

ROCKWOOL names new Group Management member

ROCKWOOL International A/S announces that Jessica Jonasson has been named to become Senior Vice President for Group Human Resources and a member of Group Management.

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water, management, watermanagement, rockflow, project, lapinus, rain, stock
Article
20 Mar 2020

Solutions for growers and urban areas on World Water Day

From the business operations to a range of products designed for growing food with hydroponics and storm-water management systems, learn how ROCKWOOL is helping address some of the world's water-related challenges.

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Production line, ROCKWOOL insulation
Article
19 Mar 2020

Covid-19 Update

The global spread of covid-19 is a challenge unlike anything seen in our lifetimes. This new disease has already shown itself to affect the most vulnerable members of our society and decisive and collective action to mitigate its impact is needed from governments, companies, and individuals alike

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ROCKWOOL Group
Denmark SailGP team in Sydney
Press Release
19 Mar 2020

ROCKWOOL aims to cut its Danish CO2 emissions by 70 percent

This new commitment is part of the company’s 2019 Sustainability Report, which also shows good progress towards the company’s sustainability goals and details the significant contribution our products make toward global sustainability goals.

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ROCKWOOL Group
Sydney SailGP event photo
Press Release
02 Mar 2020

ROCKWOOL-backed Denmark SailGP Team kicks off global series in Sydney

Denmark SailGP Team, presented by ROCKWOOL, began its debut SailGP campaign in an exhilarating season opener in Sydney Harbour on 28-29 February.

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Denmark SailGP team in Sydney
Press Release
18 Feb 2020

Holger Danske rises as Denmark SailGP Team launches boat in Sydney

The Denmark SailGP Team, presented by ROCKWOOL, unveiled its supercharged F50 catamaran in Sydney on Tuesday.

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SE, Stockholm Station, Leisure, Metro station, Rockfon Mono Acoustic, TE
Press Release
06 Feb 2020

ROCKWOOL Group announces acquisition of Sweden-based acoustic ceilings producer Parafon

Parafon to become part of ROCKWOOL’s Rockfon acoustic ceiling business, bringing together two leading brands in stone wool indoor acoustic solutions.

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Paris, buildings, Annual Report 2019 cover, AR 2019
Press Release
05 Feb 2020

Annual Report 2019 announced

Sales growth of 2.2 percent in a volatile market, achieving strong profitability with an EBIT margin of 13.5 percent.

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Copenhagen
Press Release
03 Feb 2020

Danish capital to host ROCKWOOL Copenhagen SailGP in Season 2

ROCKWOOL joins inaugural Danish event as Title Partner

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Denmark SailGP team picture with sky
Press Release
16 Jan 2020

Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL announced

Helmsman Nicolai Sehested leads dynamic new team for SailGP Season 2.

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ROCKWOOL Group
Rockzero, Denmark, intelligent walls, family house
Press Release
14 Jan 2020

ROCKWOOL's energy-saving Rockzero nominated for climate prize

Developed to meet nearly-zero energy building (nzeb) standards, the Rockzero wall system is up for the Energy Prize at Denmark’s ‘Byggeri ‘20’ construction fair.

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ROCKWOOL Group
Sail GP, CEO Jens Birgerrson,
Press Release
11 Dec 2019

ROCKWOOL sponsorship brings Danish team to SailGP championship for first time

ROCKWOOL’s involvement as the main sponsor will see Denmark SailGP Team compete in the world’s most exciting sail racing championship from 2020.

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Architectural Review Emerging Architect award and ROCKWOOL. World Architecture Festival 2019
Press Release
04 Dec 2019

ROCKWOOL participates in the Architectural Review’s Emerging Architecture (AREA) award at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF)

Launching the careers of the biggest names in architecture such as Bjarke Ingels and Sou Fujimoto, the AREA award provides a platform for up and coming architects to present their ideas on the global stage.

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Beyond 2020 conference partnership
Press Release
29 Nov 2019

ROCKWOOL sponsors BEYOND 2020 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference

Gathering key players in the global building sector, the conference focuses on creating the missing link between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the built environment.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation partnership
Press Release
27 Nov 2019

ROCKWOOL Group joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Network

The CE100 membership provides a space for ROCKWOOL to collaborate with other leading companies researching and developing ideas and opportunities in the circular economy.

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50 Climate Leaders, Bloomberg, Sustainability, Lakhta Centre, Saint Petersberg, Russia
Press Release
22 Nov 2019

ROCKWOOL selected to join 50 Climate Leaders Campaign

To inspire and encourage other companies to take climate action, the campaign will feature a series of 50 short films about 50 companies and their positive actions against climate change.

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ROCKWOOL vans, vans, people, grass, sunny, see related photos 20191001_RW-UK_PHO
Press Release
21 Nov 2019

Solid profitability amid mixed market conditions

The Insulation business performed well in important markets and the Systems segment delivered solid results in all business areas and geographies.

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Thomas Kähler - Group Management
Press Release
21 Nov 2019

Thomas Kähler nominated new Chairman of the Board of ROCKWOOL International A/S

ROCKWOOL International A/S Board of Directors has today decided to nominate Thomas Kähler as new Chairman of the Board following the April 2020 General Meeting; subject to re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

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Mirella Vitale, Sustainability, SustainAbility Transparency Network
Press Release
20 Nov 2019

ROCKWOOL hosts SustainAbility Transparency Network Europe Workshop

Companies like Coca-Cola, Shell, Novo Nordisk, Credit Suisse and many more from different industries all over Europe were at ROCKWOOL to discuss how sustainability transparency can improve corporate performance.

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Video thumbnail 7sos landing pages
Press Release
11 Nov 2019

ROCKWOOL takes home four content marketing awards at DrumB2B Awards

Authentic, playful, emotive say Drum judges of ROCKWOOL’s award-winning 7 Strengths of Stone film series and Rockzero product launch campaign.

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Norway, winner, price, award, climate, environment, sustainability, Næringslivets klimapris for 2019
Press Release
07 Nov 2019

ROCKWOOL wins Business Climate Prize at ZERO Conference in Norway

At this year’s ZERO Conference in Norway, ROCKWOOL received the prestigious Business Climate Prize for the electrification of its stone wool factory in Moss, Norway.

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Picture from C40 world mayors summit, Jens
Press Release
10 Oct 2019

Mayors agree on Global Green New Deal at Copenhagen C40 summit

Energy saving and building renovation will be key to delivering the Global Green New Deal in the coming ‘critical decade’

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ROCKWOOL Group
Langelands Plads 1 - MAIN, Langelands Plads 4, build, building, construction, work, isolate, city, Lapinus, excavator
Press Release
09 Oct 2019

ROCKWOOL Group launches Rockflow rainwater management system for urban areas

Designed to help urban areas protect people and valuable infrastructure from urban flooding caused by extreme rain events.

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Architects working together at a construction site. Building codes and standards in North America.
Article
17 Sep 2019

ROCKWOOL and Circle Economy partnership shows path to circularity

The partnership and initial assessment will help ROCKWOOL identify more opportunities to further incorporate circular economy thinking and improve its impact across the value chain.

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Aerial; architecture; blue; buildings; city; cityscape; high;  landscape; milan; modern; skyline; skyscraper; tower; town;  urban;
Press Release
09 Sep 2019

ROCKWOOL initiates ESG investor call today

First in a series of investor calls dedicated to environment, social, and corporate governance topics.

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Case Study, Duo Residences
Press Release
23 Aug 2019

Positive H1 performance amidst market volatility

Strong half-year results despite some segments, regions slowing down

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cover, guide, grodan
Article
26 Jun 2019

ROCKWOOL’s Grodan wins innovation award for e-Gro software platform

As food production goes digital, the e-Gro software platform enables growers to capture, integrate and leverage data to run a smarter, more sustainable business.

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ROCKWOOL Group
World's tallest timbre building, Mjøstårnet, Norway
Article
20 Jun 2019

Buildings made of wood rising in height and popularity

Fire safe, sustainable and beautiful: Meet Mjøstårnet, the world’s tallest timber building, and the latest example of a growing trend in countries like Canada, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

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ROCKWOOL Group
city, buildings, skyscraper, trees, office building
Article
17 Jun 2019

Report: European climate and social objectives hinge on sustainable buildings

No climate, energy, circularity or health-related objective can be achieved without improving Europe’s buildings. A new report provides a plan for Europe’s leaders to make it happen.

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ROCKWOOL Group
Norway Prime Minister, Moss factory,
Press Release
28 May 2019

Norwegian Prime Minister visits ROCKWOOL factory in Moss, south of Oslo

New generation of stone melting technology in focus

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Construction, Engineer, People, Wokers
Press Release
27 May 2019

ROCKWOOL among biggest gainers in reputation study among engineers

At #13 among 111 companies evaluated, ROCKWOOL achieves its highest ever reputation score among engineers in Denmark.

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RockWorld imagery,The Big Picture, greenery, Grodan, people, plants, tomatoes, greenhouse
Press Release
16 May 2019

Positive first quarter performance especially for Systems segment

ROCKWOOL reports positive Q1 financial results, including the highest first quarter sales in the history of the Group.

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CUI, learning, nace paper, pipe, corrosion, industrial, offshore, marine
Article
10 Apr 2019

An innovative answer to a $250 billion problem

A new award-winning technical insulation product from ROCKWOOL is helping the oil & gas industry to overcome one of its most costly challenges.

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City, Urban, Building, Skyscraper
Press Release
02 Apr 2019

ROCKWOOL Group releases 2018 Sustainability Report

Progress on multiple goals contributing to climate action, circularity and wellbeing

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kids outside at Julemærkehjem Liljeborg
Article
28 Mar 2019

Local kids get a ROCKWOOL package

A donation of office supplies goes to an organisation that supports vulnerable Danish children.

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grodan, nature, water, bigger picture, waterfall
Press Release
22 Mar 2019

Let's talk about water

From the business operations to products designed for growing food with hydroponics and water management systems, learn about some of the ways ROCKWOOL is helping address some of the world's water-related challenges.

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ROCKWOOL Group
SEAS-NVE hot rocks energy storage test facility at DTU  Risø campus
Press Release
20 Mar 2019

Energy storage, big potential in little rocks

As the world continues shifting toward renewable energy, storing it remains a major challenge. In Denmark, ROCKWOOL is a partner in a project testing the potential of a lot of very hot rocks.

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CEO Jens Birgersson and Danish Minister of Taxation, Karsten Lauritzen
Press Release
18 Mar 2019

ROCKWOOL hosts Danish minister to talk energy savings potential

As a part of his tour of Danish industry, Minister of Taxation, Karsten Lauritzen, visited ROCKWOOL to hear how a new tax proposal would impact the state’s ability to capture valuable surplus heat from manufacturing for district heating systems.

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Child, Kid, Creativity, Home, Innovation, Bpy, Car, Toy
Press Release
08 Mar 2019

The need for speed

Behind an award-winning product is an innovation trail that starts in the factory with one important machine and an even more important challenge: How fast can we make it go?

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Child playing with blocks indoor
Press Release
06 Mar 2019

What? Report finds poor acoustics, indoor climate in many Danish daycare centres

A new report from Denmark’s Ecological Council indicates indoor climate conditions in many Danish day-care institutions are harmful to children’s wellbeing.

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ROCKWOOL Group
RW-Doense Production facility, Factory
Press Release
04 Mar 2019

Surplus heat from industry needn’t go to waste

Excess heat from ROCKWOOL’s factory in Doense, Denmark provides heat to 750 nearby homes via the municipal heating system. With effective policies, municipalities could capture more than 100 times that from industry, writes Danish newspaper Politiken.

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snowing in New York City, street, winter
Press Release
04 Mar 2019

Latest polar vortex should prompt leaders to push for energy efficiency overhaul

The recent cold rush doesn’t just bring colder weather, it brings serious health and economic challenges for tens of millions of Americans who are living in old, energy inefficient homes.

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ROCKWOOL Group
egro, e-gro, grodan, tomato
Press Release
19 Feb 2019

Is your greenhouse digital?

A new open software platform from Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, integrates greenhouse data giving growers better insight into their business enabling more efficient cultivation.

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Video thumbnail 7sos landing pages, Fire resilience
Press Release
11 Feb 2019

Putting stone wool to the test

ROCKWOOL Group releases an entertaining and informative video series showcasing the unique characteristics of its stone wool products.

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RockWorld imagery, The big picture, urban, city, buildings
Press Release
08 Feb 2019

Annual Report 2018 announced

Strong annual sales growth and profitability driven by growing demand for stone wool

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RockWorld imagery, The big picture, city, urban, buildings
Press Release
05 Feb 2019

Circularity in the spotlight at Brussels BAMB final event

The building sector consumes half of global materials and produces a third of global waste each year. At the Buildings as Material Banks conference, ROCKWOOL and other stakeholders discuss ways to shift to a circular building sector.

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BAU 2019, event, Germany, trade fair, exhibit, showcase, stand
Press Release
24 Jan 2019

Putting sustainability and safety at the heart of innovation at BAU 2019

Paving the way towards more sustainable, and safety-focused solutions and practices in the construction industry through innovation.

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ROCKWOOL Group
Patient, nurse, hospital, healthcare
Press Release
26 Nov 2018

Study: Renovated buildings = healthier people

Comprehensive study from Buildings2030 details the impact of improved indoor environmental quality on people’s health and productivity.

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Wangjing SOHO, Thermal Properties
Press Release
22 Nov 2018

ROCKWOOL reports solid Q3 2018 performance

Highlights include continued high sales growth and increased profitability

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People, Humans, Office, Working,
Press Release
15 Nov 2018

Releasing the power of ideas to rethink the future – together

Discover thought-provoking insights and ideas from ROCKWOOL Group and other industry leaders on some of today’s most debated themes

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ROCKWOOL Group
The Hard Rock Café Music Room, funded by Hard Rock Heals with donations from ROCKWOOL Group
Press Release
14 Nov 2018

Kids at La Paz Hospital in Madrid get a place to rock n’ recover

The Hard Rock Café Music Room, funded by Hard Rock Heals with donations from ROCKWOOL Group and others, will support music therapy for paediatric patients.

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RockWorld imagery, products with life, construction, building, urban
Press Release
05 Nov 2018

ROCKWOOL Group’s products rated 100% SDG positive

ROCKWOOL Group is the highest scorer in the inaugural application of S&P’s Trucost SDG evaluation tool.

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Rockzero, HusCompagniet, Reference Case, Kæret 5 Ringsted
Press Release
19 Oct 2018

ROCKWOOL launches pioneering wall system

With the launch of Rockzero the ROCKWOOL Group introduces a modular stone wool wall system that is part of the solution to climate change.

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Refurbishment three high-rise residential towers, The Crofts in Birmingham, United Kingdom with Rockpanel Colours in FS-Xtra grade. Renovation. A2 fire rated boards
Press Release
05 Oct 2018

UK Government Announces Ban on Combustible Materials for High-Rise Residential Buildings

ROCKWOOL welcomes Secretary of State James Brokenshire’s confirmation that he plans to ban combustible materials from new high-rise residential buildings as well as hospitals, residential care premises and student accommodation above 18 metres.

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RockWorld imagery,The Big Picture, poeple, view, woman
Press Release
01 Oct 2018

ROCKWOOL launches new report ‘Global perspectives on the value of renovation’

In a new report, developed in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics, we highlight the many reasons why the world should accelerate actions to improve our buildings, and present our recommendation for actions. Governments and cities have a key role to play as they have the power and strength to make changes happen.

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Jens Birgersson, Group Management,CEO, white background
Press Release
11 Sep 2018

ROCKWOOL CEO proposed as board member of dormakaba Group

Jens Birgersson, ROCKWOOL Group CEO, has been proposed for election as a new member to the Board of Directors of dormakaba Group, a Swiss company that specialises in innovative and reliable access and security solutions. The election of members to the Board of Directors will be held 23 October 2018 at dormakaba’s Annual General Meeting.

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RW-Doense Production facility, Factory
Press Release
24 Aug 2018

Upgrade of sales forecast for full year after strong H1 performance

Our half-year results show solid improvement on both sales and profitability, underlining strengthened performance towards customers and growing market demand for our non-combustible insulation and other stone wool products. With sales up in all regions, ROCKWOOL’s 11,000 highly dedicated and committed employees are the driving force behind these positive results.

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Woman on rooftop looking at the surroundings. Balcony. High-rise. Apartments. Flats.
Press Release
18 Jul 2018

UK parliamentary committee endorses high-rise combustibles ban

Committee urges government to expand ban to also include high-risk buildings such as hospitals, hotels, and student accommodations.

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Urban regeneration, garden, roof, urban gardening, urban farming
Press Release
10 Jul 2018

ROCKWOOL launches new report on upscaling urban regeneration

The report, “Upscaling urban regeneration: European frontrunner cases are leading the way”, highlights key learnings from successful urban regeneration projects across Europe.

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Clean Energy Hack logo. Clean Energy Hack during Nordic Clean Energy Week in May 2018
Press Release
22 May 2018

Solving tomorrow’s climate challenges today

ROCKWOOL sponsors Nordic Clean Energy Week hackathon ‘Clean Energy Hack’

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rockwool forum, education, seminar, program, high rise, building, upper west, berlin, reference, ventilated facade, vhf, treffpunkt fassade, germany
Press Release
18 May 2018

ROCKWOOL welcomes UK intention to ban combustible materials on tall buildings

Prompt action required; no need to delay further

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MahaNakhon, Fire-resilience
Press Release
18 May 2018

Strong first quarter performance supports positive outlook for the year

“The strong first quarter performance is primarily driven by growing demand for our non-combustible insulation as well as our focus on productivity improvements and pricing. Owing to our broad-based manufacturing footprint, particularly in Europe, we are able to flexibly service growing customer demand, even if this results in somewhat increased logistics costs”.

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Moscow, Park Zariadye, soaring bridge, city, nature, people, architecture. September 2017.  Green grass, trees and a church in the city centre. Sunset view on the Kremlin
Press Release
18 May 2018

Together we can build tomorrow today

Under the title, “Building tomorrow today”, ROCKWOOL Group’s 2017 Sustainability Report details our efforts to continuously improve existing and create new solutions to tackle today’s big issues, including climate change, urbanisation, and resource scarcity. We’re empowering our customers and society at large to create healthier, more resilient places for people to live, work and play, while reducing our own environmental footprint in the process.

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Sustainable development goals, Infographic
Press Release
11 May 2018

ROCKWOOL Group a first-mover using S&P Global’s Trucost SDG Evaluation Tool

ROCKWOOL Group is among the inaugural companies utilising leading-edge evaluation tool to identify business risks and opportunities aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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RockWorld imagery, products with life,
Press Release
25 Apr 2018

New polling data confirms UK public support for stronger fire safety regulations

A new survey shows overwhelming support (90 percent) among the British public for all new high-rise and high-risk buildings to be clad and insulated in non-combustible materials only. This news comes less than two months before the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, and ahead of Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety, anticipated in May 2018.

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Buildings. Used by New Statesman 24 APR 2018.
Press Release
24 Apr 2018

Desktop studies a chance for real change

The Government is consulting on the future of “desktop studies.” Banning them is the first step we need to take on fire safety.

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Building, construction, commercial, outdoors, city, skyline
Press Release
20 Apr 2018

ROCKWOOL and C40 to collaborate on urban building renovation

ROCKWOOL Group and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group have formed a 14-month joint research effort to demonstrate the climate and other benefits that building renovations can generate and to assist cities in making cost-efficient investment decisions.

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High-rise
Press Release
04 Apr 2018

Fixing the UK’s broken fire safety system

The UK government must up its game on cladding and insulation policy. We need laws, not guidelines.

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Muir Woods National Monument. Outdoor, nature, tree, environment
Press Release
27 Mar 2018

ROCKWOOL on the Kemerovo, Russia fire

The ROCKWOOL Group extends its heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims from the shopping mall fire in Kemerovo, Russia.

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high rise,
Press Release
16 Mar 2018

Nine months since Grenfell – what are we waiting for?

What has changed to make homes safer from fire since Grenfell? Bluntly, almost nothing. Every piece of official government guidance that allows Grenfell-type facade materials on tall buildings is still in place.

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rockwool employee, recycling, stone, sustainability, germany
Press Release
08 Mar 2018

Responding to favourable market conditions ROCKWOOL Group is adding capacity in Poland and Germany

New production lines at existing manufacturing facilities in Poland and Germany will bring additional capacity to market already in second quarter of 2019 (Poland) and in the second quarter of 2020 (Germany).

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Factory, product, insulation
Press Release
21 Feb 2018

Changes in ROCKWOOL Group Management

ROCKWOOL Group hereby announces that Bjørn Rici Andersen will join Group Management as Senior Vice President for Group Operations and Technology, reporting to Group CEO Jens Birgersson.

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RockWorld imagery,The Big Picture, poeple, view, woman
Press Release
19 Feb 2018

UK fire safety regulation review moving in wrong direction

Working Group for Hackitt Review looking to perpetuate fundamentally flawed “test and study” compliance regime. Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review of UK Building Regulations and Fire Safety takes its next step today, when its working groups begin meeting to discuss the way forward in different areas of building safety. The early signs are not encouraging.

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Workers, Construction, Planning
Press Release
19 Feb 2018

New polling data confirms construction professionals overwhelmingly support banning combustible materials on high-rise buildings

Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of construction industry professionals believe that using combustible materials on mid-, high-rise and sensitive buildings should be banned, according to a new survey by leading research consultancy, Populus.

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RockWorld imagery, The Big Picture, people, train, station
Press Release
08 Feb 2018

Annual report 2017 announced

Strong sales development with solid profitability driven by productivity and pricing improvements

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RockWorld imagery, The big picture, city, urban, water, buildings
Press Release
29 Jan 2018

Hackitt Review is a roadmap to the wrong destination

The Hackitt Review interim report makes promising noises, but public safety requires more than the “status-quo plus”, says ROCKWOOL International Senior Vice President, Gilles Maria. Dame Judith Hackitt rightly says in her interim report that the UK’s building regulations are not fit for purpose and that “regulations and guidance must be simplified and unambiguous”. We can all agree with that. More contentious, however, is how to achieve it.

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Firefighter, fire, smoke
Press Release
26 Jan 2018

Less bureaucracy, more safety: overhauling the system that led to Grenfell

The Independent Review of building regulations and fire safety should be a pivot point to a safer built environment, but the interim report published last month disappoints on multiple fronts. The report makes no urgent recommendations on improving the standards of materials we use on high-rise buildings, despite the role combustible cladding and insulation played in the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Hackitt Review Preliminary - Report cover
Press Release
19 Dec 2017

Post-Grenfell regulatory review interim report: England’s building regulations are "not fit for purpose"

ROCKWOOL agrees that England’s building regulations require urgent change, though remains concerned the door remains open to use “desktop studies”.

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ROCKWOOL Slim pack, manufacturing, production line
Press Release
24 Nov 2017

ROCKWOOL Group to build new manufacturing facility in Romania

Initial investment of around €50 million will create approx. 150 direct jobs and around another 300 indirectly for services and logistics.

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Rockworld_Frontpage_Can I Help You
Press Release
20 Nov 2017

ROCKWOOL Group launches new digital presence

Revolutionising how we engage online with our stakeholders. The new www.rockwoolgroup.com delivers personalised interaction that’s both data-driven and user-focused. Content is delivered to website users based on their individual searches rather than navigating from a predefined menu, making the online experience responsive to the user’s own needs and interests.

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FLU Buerogebaeude, building, greenery, office
Press Release
17 Nov 2017

ROCKWOOL Group acquires remaining shares in Swiss Flumroc AG

Acquisition creates new opportunities to expand position in Swiss insulation market. The acquisition builds on the productive and successful relationship that has existed between the two companies since ROCKWOOL acquired a minority stake in Flumroc’s shares in 1969 as part of technology licensing agreement. Since then, ROCKWOOL has obtained 43.5 percent of Flumroc shares.

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RockWorld imagery, products with life, building, city, urban
Press Release
16 Nov 2017

Government must simplify regulations, but industry needn’t wait for policymakers to address fire safety

This article originally appeared in 'Building Magazine', UK on 16 November 2017. Everyone benefits when governments create frameworks to ensure their citizens have safe places to live and work. That’s why in this industry, in addition to depending upon one another to put safety first, we look to regulations to specify how buildings should perform.

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Big picture outdoor city
Dubai skyline and it's busiest highway
Press Release
15 Nov 2017

Sales up with productivity and pricing improvements driving profitability growth

“We’re pleased with our third quarter net sales” says Jens Birgersson, ROCKWOOL Group CEO.

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ROCKWOOL
Press Release
15 Nov 2017

ROCKWOOL Group celebrates 80th anniversary

ROCKWOOL Group has come a long way since its early days of production in Hedehusene, Denmark in 1937. The Group has expanded its product range well beyond building insulation, employs more than 10,800 employees, operates in 38 countries with 40 manufacturing facilities and sells its products in 100+ countries around the world.

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Production line, ROCKWOOL insulation
Press Release
26 Oct 2017

ROCKWOOL Group ranks highly on carbon disclosure

With a score of A-, the Group is amongst the top 22 percent of companies registering their efforts in climate action.

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Joint Logos
Press Release
25 Oct 2017

Joint statement calls for strong EU 2050 climate strategies

ROCKWOOL Group together with other businesses, civil society, investors, public authorities and trade unions call on the EU to make long-term climate strategies compulsory in the Energy Union governance regulation, and to provide guidance to help Member States make their strategies as effective as possible.

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Rockfon, ROXUL, ribbon cutting, management
Press Release
18 Oct 2017

Rockfon factory in Marshall County, Mississippi officially inaugurated

The manufacturing facility is ROCKWOOL Group’s first stone wool acoustic ceiling product plant in North America and its fifth worldwide. The official opening today marks three months of uninterrupted production.The 12,000 square metre/130,000 square foot manufacturing facility started production in July and has been functioning well ever since, with the first deliveries already having been made to U.S. customers.

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ROCKWOOL Factory opening, truck, flag
Press Release
05 Oct 2017

ROCKWOOL Group makes land investment in Sweden

ROCKWOOL strengthens its position in Sweden by acquiring 180,000 square metres of land in the eastern Swedish municipality of Eskilstuna. The acquisition will prepare the Group for future growth and accommodate the growing demand for fire safe stone wool solutions on the Swedish market. This follows the ROCKWOOL Group’s announcement in February this year regarding expansion plans in the United States, Romania and Sweden.

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Big picture city outdoor
Union Square San Francisco. Outdoor, people.
Press Release
07 Sep 2017

ROCKWOOL reacts to post-Grenfell Tower fire guidance

UK Department of Communities and Local Government issues post-Grenfell fire guidance. ROCKWOOL welcomes the guidance while raising concerns about the tests on which it’s based and advocating for changes in UK building regulations.

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Architects working together at a construction site. Building codes and standards in North America.
Press Release
07 Sep 2017

ROXUL Inc., North America’s largest producer of stone wool insulation, rebrands to ROCKWOOL

ROXUL Inc., the North American division of the ROCKWOOL GROUP announces it will commence a full rebrand to ROCKWOOL. The ROCKWOOL brand has been marketed proudly and internationally for 80 years and now will be adopted in North America.

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Beautiful view from Banespa skyscraper located in centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Press Release
06 Sep 2017

ROCKWOOL participates in UN meeting on sustainable urban development

The ROCKWOOL Group takes part in high level UN-Habitat meeting on New Urban Agenda, 5-6 September 2017. The cities in which we will live in 2030 are being designed in 2017, if not already planned. With the New Urban Agenda agreed by UN Member States last autumn as part of Habitat III, the intention is to set a new global standard for sustainable urban development and help us rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities.

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Big picture city outdoor
Union Square San Francisco. Outdoor, people.
Press Release
23 Aug 2017

First half sales growth

First half sales growth and positive market conditions give confidence for an upgraded outlook for the year. CEO Jens Birgersson comments on the second-quarter results announced today: "Overall, we're pleased with our H1 and Q2 2017 results. For the half-year, net sales increased 5.0% and EBIT margin reached almost 10%. As expected, the sales price increases we're implementing are beginning to show. Pricing will continue to be a major focus going forward, and we see positive market developments in the second half of the year, including an increasing interest for fire safe stone wool products. With better visibility for the remainder of the year, we are also increasing our guidance for sales growth".

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Rockfon, manufacturing, production line, workers
Press Release
19 Jul 2017

Rockfon North America Facility begins production

Rockfon, a part of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL Group, started production today of stone wool acoustic ceiling products at its first North America manufacturing facility.

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Production line, ROCKWOOL insulation
Press Release
06 Jul 2017

ROCKWOOL to build multi-million dollar manufacturing facility in West Virginia, USA

Latest addition to global manufacturing set-up will create approx. 150 new jobs in Jefferson County, West Virginia Construction is expected to begin in October this year on the 130 acre site in the City of Ranson, with initial production of ROCKWOOL’s stone wool insulation slated to begin in the first quarter of 2020. With a total investment exceeding USD 150 million, the new manufacturing facility will cover some 43,000 square meters and employ around 150 people in positions ranging from management levels to the production line.

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Press Release
15 Jun 2017

ROCKWOOL on the London fire tragedy

ROCKWOOL on the London fire tragedy

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RockWorld imager, The Big Picture, woman, drinking, reading, sitting, indoor
Press Release
06 Jun 2017

ROCKWOOL launches #ModernLiving campaign on social media – you’re invited to join!

Over a two-month period, the campaign will use Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to promote multiple themes of modern living. Designed to build a global conversation on these key issues, the campaign is based on a new model of influencer marketing, as it moves beyond the paid influencer sponsorship approach to engage with independent influencers on the given topics. This is the first time ROCKWOOL utilises this new entangled marketing model for reaching key stakeholders through subject-matter influencers.

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People indoor living room
Playful mother lifting daughter overhead on sofa
Press Release
18 May 2017

ROCKWOOL Group releases Sustainability Report 2017

Connecting ROCKWOOL’s Purpose and sustainability initiatives, our goal is for ROCKWOOL products and operations to make a net positive impact to society and the environment.

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Two colleagues in office with digital tablet and computer. Indoor, office, acoustics, people, working,
Press Release
28 Apr 2017

World safety day a reminder to think safety every day

Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and once again, the entire ROCKWOOL Group is taking a break from our normal activities to focus on safety and specifically how we can all be even safer in our daily lives both at work and away from work.

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Wilderness Zuid Afrika, beach, sea,
Press Release
22 Mar 2017

Off-grid sanitation becomes possible with Lapinus solution in South Africa

Most people enjoy having the opportunity to spend time in nature amidst beautiful surroundings. One challenge of living in and enjoying these treasured places is that people often inadvertently pollute their surroundings and in doing so, prevent future generations from experiencing the nature we cherish so much today.

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ROCKWOOL Group Positioning Video, curtains, woman+Logo, sun, silhouette
Press Release
27 Feb 2017

The ROCKWOOL Group unveils new brand identity

The Group’s brand evolution includes a new ROCKWOOL symbol – a graphic representation of a volcano. The symbol stands for the commitment to enrich modern living through processes and products that exist harmoniously, and it will be used across all ROCKWOOL Group daughter brands.

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Automotive Vocational Training Centre, Martorell, Spain,
Press Release
24 Feb 2017

Full year 2016

ROCKWOOL Group CEO Jens Birgersson comments on the full year results announced today.

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Silhouettes of People in Futuristic Interior, Blurred Motion.
Blurred Motion, People, Motion, City, Night, People,  Walking, City Life, indoor
Press Release
24 Feb 2017

Expansion plans

With new facilities planned in Sweden, Romania and the United States, the company aims to provide an enhanced customer offering while strengthening its prominent position in the Nordics, Eastern Europe and North America.

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Bjoern Hoei Jensen
Press Release
24 Feb 2017

Chairman steps down after meeting goals earlier than planned

Bjørn Høi Jensen has communicated his decision not to stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting on 5 April 2017.

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Abu Dhabi, city, urban, water
Press Release
09 Jan 2017

Abu Dhabi 2017

The ROCKWOOL Group is for the first time participating in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and we are proud to be a founding sponsor of the Energy Efficiency Expo 2017 at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi from 16-19 January.

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Press Release
09 Oct 2016

The forgotten partner

The following is an excerpt from the keynote address Jens Birgersson delivered on 20 September 2016 as part of Climate Week New York’s Urban Innovation for Liveable Cities event. The specific portion of the conference was themed: Promoting Innovative Energy Partnerships. Jens Birgersson's thoughts have also been posted on Huffington Post.

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Jens Birgersson (9)
CEO, GM
Press Release
24 Aug 2016

The ROCKWOOL Group commits to helping tackle some of the world’s toughest development challenges

The report highlights the Group´s new approach to sustainability which is founded on the framework “Rising to the challenge” and follows three basic principles: * Sustainability will be at the heart of ROCKWOOL’s growth; * ROCKWOOL Group products deliver against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; * The ROCKWOOL Group has committed to six ambitious internal sustainability goals

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RockWorld imagery,The Big Picture, school, acoustic, Sydhavn skole
Press Release
31 Jul 2016

Architechture and Sustainability

South Harbour School in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a new public school designed and built with focus on energy optimisation and harmonising the connection between the school and its surroundings. The school addresses a need for modern educational facilities while creating a new public space by the waterfront.

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Press Release
06 Jul 2016

CEO comment: Business update

In this issue of the newsletter we have gone into depth on a few of the many developments that have contributed to our strong Q1 results. The different business areas in the Systems segment are all contributing nicely to the progress and the Insulation business more than doubled its EBIT in Q1.

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ROCKWOOL, Cigacice, Poland
Press Release
08 Jun 2016

The ROCKWOOL Group inaugurates new Polish production line

With an investment of 80 million euro in a modernised and efficient production line, the ROCKWOOL Group is ready to meet growing demand for stone wool insulation in the Polish market.

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Rockfon Malmoe, building, water, city, boats
Press Release
06 Apr 2016

ROCKFON acoustics help landmark project win prestigious prize in Sweden

Beautiful ROCKFON acoustic panels are at the heart of a cultural and commercial centre in Malmö that has just been named Sweden's 'Building of the Year'.

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EU Parliament Flags
Press Release
05 Apr 2016

ROCKWOOL group joins new EU network on energy systems

The ROCKWOOL Group is pleased to join forces with other progressive businesses as a founding member of a new cross-political network “Energy Solutions” between business and members of the European Parliament.

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Dutch greenhouse with tomatoes grown in GRODAN
Press Release
21 Mar 2016

Sound solutions for challenges relating to water scarcity

One of the greatest current challenges is water scarcity. On World Water Day 22 March 2016 , the ROCKWOOL Group looks at sound solutions for challenges relating to water scarcity.

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Groundbreaking ceremony - from left Keith Taylor - President of the Board of Supervisors, Marshall County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA); Thomas Kähler- Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division, ROCKWOOL G
Press Release
15 Mar 2016

ROCKFON first NA acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility

The ROCKFON company today hosted a celebration event for the groundbreaking of its first North American acoustic ceiling panel manufacturing facility, under construction in Marshall County, Mississippi in the U.S. ROCKFON is the leading supplier of stone wool acoustic solutions, and a subsidiary of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL International A/S and an affiliate to ROXUL Inc., the ROCKWOOL Group's insulation subsidiary in North America.

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Beautiful view from Banespa skyscraper located in centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Press Release
02 Mar 2016

ROCKWOOL Group supports push to enhance EU legislation on energy efficiency

The ROCKWOOL Group has joined forces with over 70 companies and business organisations to call on the European council to strengthen its policies on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Skuta cabin, Slovenian alps
Press Release
25 Feb 2016

The ROCKWOOL Group lifts operational results

The ROCKWOOL Group starts to reap benefits from the Business Transformation Programme just a few months after launch. The operating cash flow increased 45% and the operating result 6% in the newly published 2015 annual accounts

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Factory, product, insulation
Press Release
24 Feb 2016

ROXUL celebrates LEED gold certification of its headquarters

The ROXUL headquarters, located in Milton, Ontario in Canada, has earned LEED® Gold® certification in the New Construction category from the Canada Green Building Council.

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Coldathome, Katia watching tv, women
Press Release
17 Feb 2016

Cold@home - a journalistic investigation of fuel poverty

Across Europe and North America, fuel poverty is on the rise: as many as 100 million people are estimated to be unable to afford to keep their homes adequately warm during winter months.

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ProRox Wired Mat, installation, worker, technical, industrial
Press Release
03 Feb 2016

New research highlights untapped potential in European industry

A new report published by the “Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research” in Karlsruhe and co-funded by the ROCKWOOL Group, examines how to improve the energy efficiency of European industry and offers a number of precise recommendations on how to release the untapped potential

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Michael Zarin, Vice President, Group Communications

Michael Zarin

Vice President, Group Communications, Denmark
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