FSI is committed to sustainable development by reducing risks and enhancing efficiencies at all stages of the product life cycle. We apply an overall policy of corporate responsibility and sustainability that integrates environmental, social and economic considerations into all of FSI’s business activities.
We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint by using resources more efficiently, reducing waste and ensuring activities are consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). As such, FSI works closely with its customers and partners to provide innovative and value-creating eco-friendly solutions to the threat of fire. This customer-centric approach enhances the offer of sustainable high-value solutions consistent with the principles of the circular economy.
FSI products are principally comprised of food and medical-grade non-toxic raw materials wherever possible. The final products are them certified to be safe for human handling and have minimal environmental impact. These products do not interfere with the recycling process of the substrates they are coated on or infused into.
With the financial support of both the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, FSI has established a substantial R&D team at UNSW to develop an alternative to silicon for solar modules which uses toxic chemicals and a large amount of energy during the manufacturing process. This new perovskite technology is designed to harvest solar energy from the unused vertical surfaces of buildings and infrastructure.
FSI’s wildfire and polymer coating products are designed to better protect humans, property, infrastructure, flora and fauna from the ravages of wildfire which is progressively worsening as a consequence of global warming.
FSI creates and develops products that are considered safe to manufacture and use and will generate minimal harmful by-products upon degradation or recycling. For example, FSI-Textile does not contain halogens such as bromine, chlorine or fluorine. Also, it does not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), antimony, or any other heavy metals. It is not classified as Hazardous according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Classification of Labelling of Chemicals.