What sustainability means to us

Building Today to Protect Tomorrow

As an industry, we’ve already made tremendous strides in a range of fields like education and awareness, recycling materials, and redesigning processes to be more sustainable. Sustainability is so much more than innovation around products and systems. It’s an attitude and a frame of mind, embedded in our approach to every aspect of our business. Most importantly, it’s a journey, one where we’re always pushing to do better.


Taking action to clean the air

Emissions of air pollutants are exponentially increasing across the world. Globally, exposure to air pollution is estimated to cause 7 million premature deaths each year and result in the loss of millions more healthy years of life. (WHO, 2021)

BMI Group wanted to combat the problem, pioneering new roof membranes to help to clean the air, so our Noxite membranes were created. Our team worked hard to ensure that it received its certification from the CSTB (the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building in France) and meet the most strict standards, like in Japan.

Noxite membranes use a photocatalytic coating, harnessing solar energy to react with harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the air. Our membranes work as a catalyst, breaking down the NOx particles into nitrates, a harmless more environmental friendly by-product. The Noxite effect lasts for the roof's entire lifetime, with a very constant efficacity level.

green factory

No waste, heat, and water reduction in BMI Iberia

Our Outeiro plant in Portugal reduces non-hazardous waste by more than 30%, thanks in part to the installation of a new heat exchanger. In the factory, clay tiles are dried after pressing, reducing their humidity by around 20%. 

Our new heat exchanger has transformed the process by re-using heat from other processes produced by the kiln to dry the clay, thus reducing heat emission by 10%.

In combination with other processes, the heat exchanger has helped the plant significantly reduce its consumption. In 2019, BMI Iberia has also reduced wastewater by 2%, thanks to the work of the Outeiro and São Francisco plants.