Vandersanden is not only one of the largest, but also one of the most sustainable family-owned brick producers in Europe. At our nine factories in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, we produce facing bricks, pavers and brick slips. We also provide our customers with innovative facade and street solutions. Craftsmanship, co-creation, innovation and sustainability are the keywords of our approach. And our ambitions are high: we aim to be completely CO2-neutral by the year 2050.
To achieve that goal, we make targeted investments in order to render our processes, production methods and factories more sustainable. But that’s not all. By developing new, innovative products, we contribute to reducing raw material usage, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This is preferably done together with our partners. After all, our motto is ‘Together we build greatness’. With the ‘Together to Zero’ programme, we are inviting our customers, suppliers and partners to join us on our journey towards a completely CO2-neutral footprint.
Together to Zero comprises eight focus areas. Our family-run company uses smart automation to promote more efficient building methods that are aligned with the (future) labour shortage, while at the same time resulting in significantly reduced usage of raw materials and energy. Smart automation has the added advantage of lower costs, fewer errors, and better quality. A good example is RoboBrick®, a total facade solution for the automated processing of brick slips with an impressive 60% fewer raw materials and energy. Since 3 1/2 times more brick slips can be transported compared to bricks, the environmental impact of the transport is also much lower.