The Largest Cross-Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion for Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Infor­ma­tion on Ger­man Con­struc­tion Prod­ucts and the Build­ing Mate­ri­als Sector

Dif­fer­ent Indus­tries – a Com­mon Goal

IBU mem­bers include com­pa­nies, cor­po­ra­tions, and asso­ci­a­tions from across all sec­tors of the build­ing mate­ri­als indus­try. By becom­ing mem­bers of the IBU, they sup­port the pro­mo­tion of sus­tain­able build­ing, with spe­cial empha­sis on ensur­ing that con­struc­tion prod­ucts and build­ing-relat­ed prod­ucts are safe for the envi­ron­ment and human health. To accom­plish this, they cre­ate and pub­lish envi­ron­men­tal prod­uct dec­la­ra­tions at the IBU, in which they dis­close the envi­ron­men­tal impact of their prod­ucts and then have the infor­ma­tion ver­i­fied by inde­pen­dent third par­ties with­in the IBU EPD pro­gramme.

At present, the IBU has more than 300 full mem­bers from all areas of the build­ing prod­uct indus­try –includ­ing mem­bers from the build­ing con­struc­tion and civ­il engi­neer­ing sec­tors as well as the tech­ni­cal build­ing equip­ment sec­tor. In addi­tion to a large num­ber of indi­vid­ual com­pa­nies and cor­po­ra­tions, IBU mem­bers also include well over 40 indus­try asso­ci­a­tions, rep­re­sent­ing a wide vari­ety of prod­uct groups and Euro­pean umbrel­la organ­i­sa­tions. Through their mem­ber­ship in the IBU, some 2,800 indi­vid­ual com­pa­nies have access to the EPD pro­gramme, and many of these man­u­fac­tur­ers are already tak­ing advan­tage of the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pub­lish their EPDs, either in col­lab­o­ra­tion with their asso­ci­a­tions or as inde­pen­dent dec­la­ra­tion holders.

An overview of our total membership.

The IBU Is Expand­ing – and Not Only in Germany!

IBU mem­ber­ship has con­tin­ued to steadi­ly grow over the course of many years. This indi­cates that the top­ic of sus­tain­able build­ing is far more than just a trend, and that there is high and grow­ing demand for trans­paren­cy and cred­i­bil­i­ty – as well as ver­i­fi­able facts and fig­ures – for prod­ucts in the build­ing mate­ri­als industry.

This holds true well beyond Germany’s bor­ders: Cur­rent­ly, man­u­fac­tur­ers from twen­ty dif­fer­ent coun­tries are mem­bers of the IBU – based in Ger­many, Europe, and through­out the world. Six­ty-six of these com­pa­nies and asso­ci­a­tions, i.e. approx­i­mate­ly one-third of the mem­ber­ship, have their head­quar­ters abroad. This under­scores the fact that the IBU is indeed an inter­na­tion­al pro­gramme holder.

More infor­ma­tion about IBU mem­ber­ship and its asso­ci­at­ed ben­e­fits.


IBU members come from manifold countries