Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s range of RhinoBoard products for walls and ceilings recently achieved the prestigious Global Green Tag Certification earning GreenRate Level B, for the fourth year running, while RhinoLite® plaster products for walls and ceilings achieved GreenRate Level B, Global Green Tag Certification for the first time.

Global GreenTag is one of the world’s most robust, trusted and widely recognised ecolabels. Their role is to independently assure that every product is fitness tested and certified under their leading certification programmes. It is an accreditation standard recognised by the Green Building Council of South Africa.

For materials to receive a green rating, they must undergo rigorous testing and meet evidence-based criteria, ensuring that they’re fit-for-purpose and are environmentally friendly.

“Being sustainable means being aware of the impact our products have on the environment,” says Ian Winroth, head of sales at Saint-Gobain Gyproc. “Our products are designed to create safe, healthy and comfortable urban habitat that are also energy efficient, enabling homeowners to reduce their impact on the environment,” he explains.

This is the philosophy behind the company’s plasterboards and plaster range that received the rating.

Gyproc RhinoBoard, MoistureResistant, FireStop, SoundBloc and DuraLine all consist of an aerated or foamed gypsum core, encased in 100% recycled paper liner. They can be used for interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Gyproc RhinoLite offers a comprehensive range of lightweight gypsum plasters, from basecoat to finishing plasters, manufactured for internal application onto a wide range of surfaces.

“We anticipate that this certification will cement a sense of confidence among stakeholders and customers within the architecture and construction industries as we continue to innovate and develop products that help address challenges around sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental protection,” concludes Winroth.