INCA ESG COMMITMENT
A commitment to environmental, social and governance excellence is at the heart of INCA’s business strategy and a key reason leading manufacturers are entering into joint development agreements with us. An independent lifecycle analysis by the research firm GreenStep Solutions has demonstrated that our entire product line far outperforms competitive materials when it comes to carbon capture and sequestration, resource efficiency, and recyclability. Our energy efficient factories will generate zero waste, air, or water pollution. Our Company supports sustainable agriculture and local manufacturing. By purchasing waste biomass from growers we will make hemp a dual revenue stream and one of the most profitable cash crops on the Prairies. We have a diverse management team and board of directors, pay living wages, competitive benefits, and we offer an employee stock option program that extends to the factory floor.
Independent Product Lifecycle Analysis
INCA BioPanels™ will reduce carbon emissions by 76%, waste production by 89%, and water consumption by 82% compared to lauan rainforest plywood. One square meter will sequester 4.27 kg of CO2e.
INCA BioPlastics™ when compounded with recycled polypropylene will reduce carbon emissions by 91%, waste production by 64% and water consumption by 59% compared to glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP). One cubic meter will absorb 517.96 kg of CO2e.
INCA BioBalsa™ has 164% less carbon impact than PET and 107% less than balsa wood. Production results in 93% less waste than balsa and 99.56% less than PET. It also means 93% less water consumption during manufacturing. One cubic meter of BioBalsa absorbs 262.31 kg of CO2e.
INCA PrePregs™ will be stronger, lighter, and less expensive than competitive non-woven mats and panel products. They will sequester rather than generate carbon, be made of renewable resources, reduce vehicle weight, improve side impact resistance, and be formulated to be recovered and reprocessed back into future car parts once automobiles have reached the end of their useful lifecycle.
By Camille Saltman, Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer, INCA Renewtech
Powerful market forces are leading industry to adopt more environmentally friendly, domestically sourced materials in their products. These include government regulations to reduce plastics pollution, sequester carbon, and achieve higher lifecycle …