Hunter Douglas is committed to being a responsible manufacturer, customer, employer, vendor and neighbour. Everything we do is designed to grow our business and our customers’ business and contribute to a more sustainable world. We actively encourage our employees, our customers and our partners to participate in initiatives that support the environment.
We want to perform our business in a socially
and environmentally responsible way
Our heritage is deeply rooted with sustainability. In the 1940's our company founder Henry Sonnenberg established a joint venture with Joe Hunter to develop new technology and equipment for the continuous casting and fabrication of recycled aluminium. This landmark innovation led to the development of lightweight aluminium slats for Venetian Blinds which transformed light control and created a whole new international window covering market.
Hunter Douglas, as we know it today, was born.
This unique technology was then developed further to create new products including Hunter Douglas metal linear ceilings. Through continuous R&D we are now able to use 98% recycled aluminium to manufacture our Metal Venetian Blinds. This progress has a big impact as using recycled aluminium costs only 5% of the energy required for virgin material and delivers a 95% reduction in CO2 emissions.
Aluminium at a Glance
SUPPORTING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH GREAT DESIGN
For over 60 years Hunter Douglas has pioneered sustainability through the innovative design of our proprietary window treatments, advanced operating systems and high-performance architectural products. Our solutions help reduce energy loss, save on heating and cooling costs to create more energy efficient and comfortable homes and offices.
AT THE WINDOW
Our innovative window treatments are inherently sustainable by design, helping control light and heat, conserve energy and optimise indoor environmental quality for improved comfort, health and productivity.
Beautiful by design with outstanding performance – our fabric shades are consistently recognised for excellence in energy saving properties, design and advanced lifting operation.
“We make ‘green’ beautiful with stylish solutions for saving energy.”
Developed in response to the energy crisis of the late 1970s, our Duette® Honeycomb Shades were an industry innovation and the first product of its kind. The unique honeycomb construction traps air inside the cells to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. With fabric opacities from sheer to opaque, Duette® Shades maximise light control and privacy, becoming the industry’s proven leader in both style and innovation.
At Hunter Douglas, we’re continually developing product solutions that improve building performance and indoor environmental quality, while reducing environmental impact and helping reduce energy consumption. We focus on high-performance architectural materials with proprietary characteristics in design, comfort and sustainability for both interior and exterior application.