• Respecting and protecting nature have been an important part of our group's philosophy since our initial startup in 1961, in Italy before environmental resposibility was mandated. Today, we continue the tradition at our state of the art production facilities located in Italy, Germany and the U.S. with our extraordinary environmental commitment and stewardship.
    We understand that a company's environmental legacy begins with corporate values and that corporate values must be supported by people, systems, and actions to bring about positive results.

    People
    The environmental concern and integrity of the people who work at our facilities are the foundation of our green commitment. Everyone adhere to our environmental values and practices.

    Systems
    Our environmental management system measures and manages: production processes, logistics, maintenance, microclimate, water cycle, wastes, internal recycling, energy consumption and characteristics of the production site.

    Actions
    Since 1995, GranitiFiandre's European facilities have operated under the strict guidelines of UNI EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
    We hold the European Union Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) designation for exceeding minimum legal compliance and continuously improving environmental performance.

    Results
    On September 12, 2000, our mother company became the first porcelain tile manufacturer in the world to achieve the specific requirements of UNI EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

    In 2003, our group's green commitment continued with the GranitiFiandre Group's construction of a new facility in Tennessee, utilizing state-of-the-art environmental technology that ensured a sustainable manufacturing process from the beginning of the plant's operation.
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  • Our worldwide corporate environmental stewardship is hallmarked with significant investments in materials usage efficiency, water resource management, air quality protection, and energy efficiency.

    WE REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE

    PreConsumer Reycling
    Our facilities'production process is a closed-loop process that recycles 100% of raw material and water wastes back into the production cycle.
    The group's polishing factory reclaims residue from the polishing process and the material is fired into a durable ingredient for highway paving. All water from the polishing factory is recycled back into the production line.

    Recycled Materials
    Our factories use recycled materials whenever possible. To help reduce the amount of raw materials and energy required to produce paper and plastic products, we use recycled:
    - Carton boxes for finished products
    - Cardboard packaging separators on pallets
    - Plastic to pack the pallets
    - Paper in all offices
    - Installation Site Air Quality

    Anti-Pollution Devices
    Our manufacturing facilities use anti-pollution devices that far exceed the minimum standards required by law including:
    - Smoke depurators
    - Sand depurators (regeneration and reutilization)
    - Water purifiers (total depuration, regeneration, and reutilization)
    - Reutilization of heat from the kilns
    - Reutilization of production losses
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