Kordon Termite Barrier Reliability 10

Reassurance and reliability

A sustainable solution

Kordon Termite Barrier has been developed and is marketed by Bayer, one of the world’s leading life science companies.

Bayer Environmental Science is the market leader in the field of pest management solutions that help to protect our environment, lifestyle and investments. Our global resource network is further complemented by our in-depth knowledge and experience in the Australian termite market.

With a commitment to Sustainable Development, we are focussed on developing highly effective solutions which not only provide a high level of environmental and human safety but are also consistent with our published goals of greenhouse gas emission reduction.

Bayer is a leader in sustainable development within the industry and has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index on a number of occasions and is the first European Chemical company to be listed in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

Kordon is manufactured in Australia, in the context of transport and greenhouse gas emissions associated with that, it therefore offers distinct advantages over other similar products which are imported from overseas.

Environmentally safe and allergen free

The development of Kordon has been entirely consistent with the company objectives. Since its development Kordon has offered real advantages over traditional termite management practices.

The encapsulation of a chemical termiticide into a pre-fabricated physical sheet material means no exposure to the environment of soil applied termiticides. This makes it ideal for environmentally sensitive sites requiring sustainable, ecologically responsible solutions. Testing has shown that no allergens are generated from Kordon and thus it is an ideal choice for allergen free housing.

The fact that Kordon has so frequently been the product of choice in many public buildings (eg. schools, hospitals and public buildings) is testimony to its excellent safety profile.

Sustainable investment

Our achievements with respect to sustainability are recognized the world over. Bayer also scores positively in sustainability-oriented ratings. For many years, Bayer stock has been included in important sustainability indices and funds. We see this as a clear acknowledgement of our commitment to sustainable development and our corporate strategy:

  • Bayer has been featured continuously in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World since 1999.
  • In 2009, the Group was rated in the global Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) as the world’s best company. Bayer is the only European chemical and pharmaceutical company to have been listed in the CDLI five times in succession.

Detailed information on our current ratings and rankings can be found on our website www.bayer.com/en/ratings-ranking-awards.aspx

Our annual Sustainable Development Report and the website www.sustainability2008.bayer.com provide comprehensive information on sustainable development at Bayer.

Regulatory compliance

National Certification

Kordon Termite Barrier is CodeMark Certified to the requirements of the Australian Building Code.

Preferred by Architects and Building designers

Independent market research has shown Kordon to be the preferred method of termite protection specified by architects and building designers.

APVMA Approval

Kordon has been fully assessed by independent federal regulatory bodies in relation to efficacy, health and safety and environmental impact. Kordon is the only chemical barrier in a non-soil matrix in the Australian market to have a label which has had claims for a minimum period of protection of 15 years fully supported by independent regulatory body assessment.

CodeMark certification

Kordon Termite Barrier carries the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) CodeMark Mark of Conformity.

Third-party certifiers have evaluated all stages of the manufactures, installation and exposure testing of Kordon to ensure it meets the specified requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Kordon has been assessed as meeting all the requirements of the BCA including the Queensland requirement for 50 year durability and NT requirement for exposure and performance against the tropical termite Mastotermes darwiniensis.

The CodeMark logo gives homeowners confidence the Kordon system is an appropriate product to protect their home. Ongoing monitoring by independent certifiers furthers ensures the standard is maintained

In Addition, Kordon has obtained the internationally recognised ISO 9001 - 2000 Quality Management certification.

For more information on CodeMark go to www.abcb.gov.au

Completely impregnable. Guaranteed.

Kordon has undergone extensive testing by CSIRO and other independent Australian authorities since 1989.

In all evaluation work conducted, Kordon has never been penetrated by termites. Furthermore there have been no penetrations of the product by termites in any of the 120,000+ installations which have been made since 1996.

  • Kordon Termite Barrier has the CodeMark Certificate of Conformity certificate number GM-10-CM30001
  • CodeMark certification covers 50+ years durability and resistance to penetration by Mastotermes darwiniensis
  • Kordon Termite Barrier complies with AS 3660.1 and the BCA.
  • Kordon Termite Barrier has no effect on the structural design of the building.

Long-Term Product Warranty

For your complete peace of mind, Bayer provides a comprehensive structural timber replacement product warranty against penetration of the product by termites.

Bayer, and the accredited installer used, will provide a complete set of documentation to the building owner upon completion of the Kordon installation project.

These documents include the Kordon Product Warranty; the Certificate of Compliance to the Australian Standard and the manufacturer’s specifications; the Installation Report detailing where Kordon has been installed; and the annual inspection Meter Box Sticker to record regular inspection details.