Achieving Long Term Value

Global construction is being driven by client aspirations and government legislation to produce buildings that have a minimum impact upon the environment. This includes every aspect of the building from design to construction, waste management, end of life and running costs.

As a business we have taken the strategic decision to focus on metal products to achieve the highest performance, long term value and sustainability demanded today. In addition, our associated room comfort product ranges are energy efficient (helping to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions) and fully recyclable at end of life.

Through better design, responsible sourcing of materials and innovative manufacturing techniques, we are able to provide our clients with solutions that help their buildings to achieve suitable environmental ratings.

The use of steel in construction sets the standard in the reduction of waste. Waste generated during manufacture can be recycled; there is little waste from steel products on site. Steel making by products can be used by the wider construction industry for a range of products including road stone and lightweight aggregate.

Aspects such as the gauge of the metal, the grade of steel or aluminium, the method of painting, the thickness of paint coating and the final surface performance are critical factors to both the aesthetic appearance and long-term performance of the installation and therefore sustainability considerations. SAS International’s paint coatings for example can be guaranteed for up to 40 years.

SAS International purchases all timber and wood based products from sources that have a commitment to offer either Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC ) Chain of Custody or complies with the FSC standard for non-FSC Certified Controlled wood.

Glass is used in our partitioning and door solutions. As with steel, glass is 100% recyclable. We therefore work with our Float Glass suppliers to ensure the use of cullet (recycled glass feedstock) is maximised. Finally ISO 14001 (Environmental Quality System) accreditation ensures that we reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes with regular management reviews.