Polycor is making it easier for specifiers to cut their carbon footprint with stone

Polycor makes it easier to choose low CO2 stone

Polycor makes it easier to see how low the carbon footprint of its stone is.

North American-based international stone company Polycor, which supplies stone to the UK largely from its French limestone quarries, has contributed to America’s first industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for natural stone in the Sustainable Minds Transparency Catalog.

Transparency documentation provides design teams with data to help them understand the carbon impacts of their projects.

Polycor is one of 18 of America’s Natural Stone Institute (NSI) members who participated by contributing lifecycle data.

Polycor has pledged to become carbon neutral by the end of 2025 (read more about that here) and says: “We are committed to making product transparency understandable and meaningful to assist with making greener and healthier decisions. It is the key to providing our customers with informed choices about our products and helping them understand our company's ethics."

With increasing awareness of the environmental impact of building and construction materials and the demand for transparency, EPDs are increasingly becoming a requirement for public and private procurement.