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
“Advancing technology solutions that support a circular economy makes good environmental and economic sense. Circular Economy Challenge projects supported by the TIER fund will help keep valuable materials in the economy and out of landfills, which drives investment, bolsters economic activity, cuts emissions, and creates jobs. It’s a win across the board.”
Alberta Minister of Environment and Protected Areas
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 BioCore™ 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 BioCore 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.
Recently INCA’s CEO David Saltman, and Chief Marketing & Sustainability Officer Camille Saltman authored a book chapter called “Turning Biomass into Business” for the De Gruyter textbook BioProducts: Green Materials for an Emerging Circular and Sustainable Economy. The chapter highlights trends …