Social and environmental commitment

The Extha Group has always had a great interest in respecting the environment in all its aspects, both in terms of CO2 emissions, but also on the social side and with regard to its employees.

Customized plates

As soon as the products were designed, all the advantages that would benefit the environment and the comfort of the employees were sought. Therefore, the fact that our fireproof plates are custom-made generates deliveries to the construction sites at the right time, meaning less transport and handling. This also avoids cuts on construction places and the associated inconvenience: dust, noise, debris and problems in handling this debris.

Production

Manufacturing was historically based in Soulgé sur Ouette. Composed mainly of gypsum and requiring complete and rapid drying, many environmental constraints were linked: gypsum supply whose quarries were far away, use of a gas furnace to dry the slabs. All this required a large amount of expensive CO2 resources.

Our factory in Spain

Therefore, we have decided to transfer our factory in Carcár, Spain, for several reasons: the first one is that the implantation was done in the gypsum region, the quarries are close, there is no problem in supply, the second one corresponds to the favorable climate that avoids the use of complementary tools for drying and, therefore, makes the product more natural.

  • Technological evolution: research and development, always oriented towards the environment, have reduced the impact of the global use of firewall panels. Therefore, the reduction in thickness has reduced the requirements for raw materials and energy to produce them, but above all, it has made it possible to optimise the cost of transporting goods and reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Regulations: with all the European necessary PVs for the application of our entire range, the Group has decided to pass additional tests to offer customers all the necessary guarantees with regard to the environmental and health compliance approach, giving rise to the following PVs.
  • CE marking: contribution of CE marking at this point (to be determined).
  • Vehicles: renewed every 3 years with more efficient engines that consume less energy.