ECO-CHECK: Making sustainable choices easier

The ECO-CHECK by Freudenberg was designed to help you quickly identify our most sustainable products. Not every product can carry the ECO-CHECK label; all products are reviewed by a committee, which evaluates if the product meets the defined criteria in at least one of four areas:

Resource Savings

Resource Savings

Our product is manufactured using processes that significantly reduce resource consumption. The product reduces resources through one or more of the following:

  • High recycled content
  • Made with renewable materials
  • Raw materials or water savings during production
  • Energy savings during production

Eco-efficiency for our customers

Eco-efficiency for our customers

Our product helps our customers (or other participants in the product value chain) reduce their manufacturing footprint by one or more of the following:

  • Providing raw materials, water or energy usage savings
  • Creating safer end-product manufacturing or end-use by eliminating dangerous chemicals
  • Reducing processing or converting steps

Reduced end-of-life impact

Reduced end-of-life impact

Our product contributes to a reduced end-of-life impact of the final product by one of more the following:

  • Product is made of biodegradable fibers or polymers
  • Product is 100% recyclable
  • Product can be repurposed or upcycled

Extended durability

Extended durability

Our product contributes to extending the life cycle of the final product through its technical performance through different criteria i.e. lightfastness, abrasion resistance, etc. This performance is higher than standard products, which contributes to an extended end-product lifetime.


Our sustainability story

Green roofing

Living roof

Air quality in large cities is significantly improved by plants on roofs and facades. Nonwovens from Freudenberg Performance Materials are helpful in creating long-lasting waterproofing.


Leading a sea change

At its plants, FPM recycles 2.5 billion PET bottles every year. The reclaimed polyester is used to create nonwovens for use in roof waterproofing, thermal and acoustic insulation.

Lighted bulb to show energy flow

Small measures - large impact

Energy consumption reduced by around 20 percent? Sometimes it is the little things that together have a great effect.

FPM Sustainability

Second life as roof membranes

Did you ever think that plastic bottles can help seal roofs? Freudenberg Performance Materials recycles around seven million PET bottles a day in its European facilities. The recycled polyester is used to make nonwoven material to seal roofs.

FPM Sustainability

Every drop counts

Around the globe, Freudenberg Performance Materials is working hard to consume less water and recycle more wastewater in production than ever. The work is worthwhile, as seen in three examples from Taiwan, India and South Africa.

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