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’s products are principally comprised of food and medical grade non-toxic raw materials which are chemically engineered into final products that are then certified to be safe for the environment and for humans to use in their intended applications. These products do not interfere with the recycling process of those substrates onto which they are coated or infused into.
FSI works with suppliers and manufacturers that uphold sustainability principles and ethical work practices. FSI is committed to responsible sourcing for raw materials and supply chains that advance a circular economy.
With the financial support of both the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and UNSW, 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, including windows, 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’s products are intended to protect building occupants, first responders, firefighters, emergency workers and all end users of these products from fire threats ranging from wildfire to internal or external building fires unrelated to wildfire. When substrates are ignited the FSI products prevent flame propagation and contribute to the substrate either not igniting in the first instance or quickly self extinguishing where they do ignite. UNSW testing confirms that where ignition does occur the FSI product does not contribute the toxicity of the resultant gases
FSI creates and develops products that are considered non-toxic to manufacture, use and biodegrade. For example, FSI-Textile does not contain halogen, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bromine, fluorine, antimony, or any other heavy metals. Also, it is not classified as Hazardous according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Classification of Labelling of Chemicals.