Environmental Impact

Environmental Objectives

Porcelain stoneware is manufactured using sustainable processes that minimise environmental impacts, conserving energy & natural resources.

All products are produced without the use of any harmful or radioactive materials, produce no harmful emissions and will not effect air quality. All packing material is produced with recycled material. Wherever possible, heat generated as a by-product of the manufacturing process is used for electricity generation, making factories energy self sufficient. All waste material that is associated with the supply of the tile surface is fully recyclable.

All products are manufactured using materials from renewable sources. They have a reduced environmental impact throughout their lifespan and no toxic, harmful or polluting substances are used for their composition and production. The materials do not release toxic, harmful or polluting substances. All products meet the highest standards of quality and environmental regulations and conform to the following certifications.

Environmental Certification
LEED® certification provides independent, third party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measure. All certified projects receive a LEED® plaque, which is nationally recognised symbol demonstrating that a building us environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work. The environmental characteristics have been evaluated and found according to the requirements of content of recycled material for environmental assessment according to LEED® criteria. These products contribute to the increase in the LEED® rating of buildings where they are used.
The EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognised throughout Europe, EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted. Ecolabel certification applies to building products such as ceramic tiles for residential and public flooring and wall- covering. The commission in charge of the certification system measures the environmental impact caused by the entire productive cycle; in the case of ceramic tiles, the verification starts from raw material quarrying through to manufacturing, distribution, installation and their final disposal. Our factories conform and are certified by the European Community standard Ecolabel and the production process is in complete harmony with the Ecolabel certification.
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM®) was created by the BRE as a cost-effective means of bringing sustainable value to development. It helps investors, developers, design and construction teams and occupiers to use natural resources more efficiently. The environmental characteristics have been evaluated and found according to the requirements of content of recycled material for environmental assessment according to BREEAM® criteria.
NSF® has facilitated the development of more than 75 standards and protocols for sanitary food equipment, and has certified thousands of products as safe to use in restaurant and commercial kitchen settings. NSF® food equipment standards include requirements for material safety, design, construction and product performance. The products conform to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 51 – Food Equipment Materials. NSF/ANSI 51 establishes minimum public health and sanitation requirements for materials and finishes used in the manufacture of commercial foodservice equipment
Our factories have established an environmental management system according to EMAS Regulation in order to promote the continuous improvement of its environmental performance and to publish an environmental statement. The environmental management system has been verified and the environmental statement has been validated by an accredited environmental verifier.

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