Guardian Glass is committed to the efficient use of natural resources while operating in a way that protects the safety, health and well-being of its employees, customers, the environment and society.
As a manufacturing leader of high performance, energy-efficient glass products for commercial, residential, interior, transportation and specialty applications, Guardian Glass makes products that help improve people’s lives. By allowing abundant natural light into homes, offices and vehicles, glass products can help contribute to occupants’ well-being.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of a product.
Guardian EPDs are developed specific to the region where the glass is manufactured since facility specific information is collected to quantify the environment impact of a product. The standards by which these impacts are measured can vary by region. By publishing EPDs, Guardian Glass intends to support architects and designers who strive to understand the sustainability profiles of the buildings they design through the products they specify. The goal is to provide them with the information needed to achieve credits in global green building rating systems, such as LEED® and BREEAM®. For Guardian Glass products manufactured in other regions, please refer to the regional webpages for a listing of applicable EPDs.
On 29th June 2021, Guardian Glass in Europe renewed its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its float, coated and laminated glass products for an additional five years. For the first time, the European EPD is now extended to include the two Guardian Glass production plants in Russia, Guardian Steklo Ryazan and Guardian Steklo Rostov.
In addition, the scope of the EPD has been widened to consider CO2 emissions generated from production processes, increasing Guardian’s level of transparency provided to our customers. Guardian took steps to consider additional system boundaries during the lifecycle assessment (LCA) like end-of-life stage and Reuse, Recovery and Recycling potential.