Environmental management

For Swisspearl Group and its Eternit® products, environmental protection and a responsible approach to natural resources are the fundamental bases for commercial success.

Production standards

As a company in the construction materials industry, Swisspearl Group sells large volumes of materials every day. The production of cement composite products requires the use of raw materials, energy and water. To conserve as much as possible, it's crucial to monitor and refine processes and to maximize potential savings. Back in 1991, the Niederurnen and Payerne factories undertook extensive audits of their material and energy flows as part of an effort to streamline processes and workflows. Today Swisspearl Group is ISO 9001-2008 certified and has also earned the Environmental Declarations from the "Bauen und Umwelt" (IBU) Institute for its products.

Eternit® Products

95% of Eternit® is made up of natural raw materials from the Swiss mountains: cement, powdered limestone, water and air.  This ensures an effective protection of material resources, avoiding unnecessary transport distances. In fact less energy is consumed during the manufacture of Eternit® panels, as compared to many other building materials. Eternit® can be easily removed. And with a lifetime of over 40 years, Eternit® improves both the ecological and economical outcome of every building envelope. Or to put it another way: Only Eternit® is quite like Eternit®.