Enabling Sustainable Construction

Our sustainability approach.

As our world develops, it requires buildings and infrastructure, it requires construction. The construction industry today is looking for sustainable solutions. As part of the construction industry, we actively contribute to this positive development.

That is why we focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) throughout our entire organization. In more than 30 global initiatives we address every relevant aspect from sustainable products and renewable energy use to employee diversity & inclusion and responsible supply chains.

What does this mean in practice? Today, more than a third of our portfolio is made up of products and solutions that contribute to sustainability in the construction industry. And we intend to significantly grow the share of these products in our portfolio going forward. A 50% reduction of the carbon footprint of concrete is already possible today and all while maintaining the same cost base.

The incremental benefits of our products include preserving resources (e.g., recycled materials), enhancing durability, enabling repairability and healthy construction, as well as many more aspects throughout the products’ life cycle. We are renown in the industry as a driver of innovation and are constantly striving to improve our solutions and technologies.

Construction is a people business, and together we will drive sustainable development. We enable the construction industry to become more sustainable by reducing its carbon footprint and resource consumption while at the same time increasing its technical performance and economic productivity. Let's make construction more sustainable. Together.

Environmental challenges of the construction industry

Factory chimneys under grey sky with dark clouds

Contributes to 30% of the global greenhouse gas emissions

Information graphic showing the energy consumption of a house

Consumes up to 40% of the world´s energy

Flowing Concrete

Concrete: most widely used man-made material

How our solutions support sustainable construction

Delivering sustainable solutions is a key pillar of our portfolio. Already today, more than 35% of all products delivered by the group of companies are sustainably advanced. Increasing economic benefits while at the same time reducing global warming potential is one of the ways to demonstrate and promote MBCC Group’s approach. How products from the Master Builders Solutions range contribute to this is the focus of the campaign “Quantified Sustainable Benefits”. Master Builders Solutions experts together with European customers present selected cases that demonstrate how superior chemistry enables customers to increase their productivity as well as decrease operational costs and carbon footprint. Externally validated evaluation tools such as the Life Cycle Analyzer quantify the obtained benefits.

Here are selected examples that demonstrates our sustainability approach to our customers:

MasterFlow 9800: Bulk supplied high strength grout for offshore wind turbine foundations

MasterProtect 8000 CI: Proven corrosion protection

Visit our Master Builders Solutions sustainability website for additional cases.

How we enhance the sustainability of concrete

Concrete admixtures

Typical challenges we mastered with MasterGlenium, MasterEase and Smart Dynamic Concrete (SDC) admixtures:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Tight construction schedule, faster solutions through high early strength development
  • Use of manufactured / local sands and recycled aggregates
  • Composite systems including alternative reinforcement for resources savings

Making our waterproofing systems the best choice

waterproofing systems

Multiple possibilities with innovative MasterSeal waterproofing systems:

  • Long durability for deep basements and roofs
  • Realization of roof gardens as recreational / ecological features
  • Freedom of design
  • Less energy required due to faster applications

Our flooring solutions excel in durability, reducing maintenance

Flooring solutions

Ucrete flooring solutions for the food and beverage industry:

  • Market leading performance since 50 years
  • Innovation: Fast curing application for reduced downtime (12h)
  • Hygienic surface and ease of cleaning
  • Low VOC emissions and content
  • Resistance to extreme chemical / temperature shocks
Flooring solutions

MasterTop industrial flooring solutions:

  • High acoustic comfort
  • Ease of cleaning and hygienic surface
  • Freedom of design possibilities
  • Long durability and ease of maintenance
  • Low VOC

Tunneling and mining solutions

Tunneling and mining solutions

Saving time and resources with MasterRoc:

  • Spray application of concrete and waterproofing membranes
  • Waterproofing and injections for stabilization and long-lasting solutions
  • Tunnel boring machines (TBM) solutions for high efficiency

Our repair and protection systems allow big savings

Repair and protection systems

Repairing and refurishment instead of new construction with MasterBrace, MasterProtect and MasterEmaco:

  • Durable solutions to expand lifespan of infrastructures and buildings
  • Reducing downtime
  • Ease and speed of application

Grouts for more sustainability


Precise installation of heavy elements, i.e. wind turbines with MasterFlow:

  • Anchoring in difficult conditions and circumstances
  • Precise positioning of precast elements or machines

Sealants for long-lasting protection


Durable and easy to install with MasterSeal sealants:

  • Weatherproof and enhance architectural and engineered joint sealing of structures to allow controlled movement with long service life
  • High versatility and technologies (acrylic, polyurethane, silicone etc.) to suit different applications even in challenging environments