The design of all Vaillant products takes into account the subsequent recycling and/or eventual safe scrapping of each component used. Vaillant’s in-house rules set strict standards in this respect. The selection process used for choosing raw materials includes full consideration of their recycling characteristics, and of the breakdown and separation properties of subassemblies. We also take fully into account the environmental and health hazards involved in recycling and in the disposal of non-reusable waste items.
The Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) is a number that refers to the amount of ozone depletion caused by a particular substance. All Vaillant boilers have an ODP rating of 0.
The Global warming potential (GWP) is a measure of how much a given mass of greenhouse gas is estimated to contribute to global warming. Vaillant’s boilers have an official rating of 0 in this category.
The foam insulation used in all Vaillant boilers is manufactured using substances that do not contribute in any way to the ODP and subsequent disposal of the foam will not release any harmful emissions that lead to global warming.
Vaillant endeavours to keep the amount of transport packaging used for its equipment to the bare minimum necessary. Subsequent re-use is taken into account when selecting packaging materials. High-quality cardboard has long been a valuable secondary raw material for the card and paper industry. The sections of EPS are required in order to protect equipment in transit. EPS is 100% recyclable and CFC-free. The foil-wrapping and securing straps are likewise made of recyclable plastic.