• Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

    What is a Life Cycle Analysis?

    Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

    Do VMZINC solutions have EPD?

    What does an Environmental Product Declaration that complies with the international ISO 14 025 type III standard consist of?

    What purpose do Environmental Product Declarations serve?

    Environmental Certifications

    Do VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS and/or VMZINC products have environmental certifications?

    What are the environmental issues identified and controlled as part of the ISO 14001 certification of VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS production sites?

    What are the examples of actions implemented as part of the ISO 14001 certification to reduce or eliminate environmental risks?

    What does the ISO 14001 environmental certification of production sites consist of?

    Which VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS activities are covered by the scope of its ISO 14001 certification?

    Traceability of mining resources

    Are the principles of sustainable development respected in the mines from which the zinc ore used in VMZINC solutions is extracted?

    Are the zinc ores used for VMZINC solutions traceable?

    Does VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS own and take responsibility for the zinc mines that are the source of the VMZINC solutions it markets?

    Generally speaking, do the mining companies that extract zinc resources respect the principles of sustainable development?

    How does VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS make sure that the principles of sustainable development are respected in the mines from which the zinc used in VMZINC solutions is extracted?

    What are the examples of economic indicators presented in this sustainable development report?

    What are the examples of environmental indicators presented in this sustainable development report?

    What are the examples of social indicators, especially relating to human rights, presented in this sustainable development report?

    What do the International Zinc Association's (IZA) “Sustainable Development” Chart and “Sustainable Commitments” contain?

    What does the VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS sustainable supply chart contain in terms of respect for human rights?

    What does VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS put in place to incentivise and promote respect for the principles of sustainable development in the mines from which the zinc used in VMZINC solutions is extracted?

    What is contained in Nyrstar's sustainable development report?

    Where do the zinc ores used for VMZINC solutions come from?

    Which stage in the manufacture of VMZINC solutions is directly covered by VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS scope of responsibility?

    Zinc emissions

    Does runoff from rolled zinc generate a risk for the environment?

    In Europe, do the levels of zinc in the environment generate a risk for humans and the environment?

    Is zinc a natural element?

    Is zinc an essential element?

    What are the main parameters affecting runoff from rolled zinc?

    What does the term “Runoff” for a building product mean?

    What is the zinc concentration of rainwater having trickled off a rolled zinc roof?