Material culture means considering the environment as the context of our every action: from the choice of materials and manufacturing, to the post-sale life-cycle of the product, including disposal and recycling.
Testifying to this commitment, back in 1998 we were the first ceramic manufacturer in the world to obtain ISO 14001 certification, which sets the “environmental management system” requisites for companies, analysing not only production processes but also R&D, design, purchasing and material handling departments. The certification, obtained with DNV - one of the world's most respected certification bodies - verifies every possible environmental impact deriving from the company's manufacturing process.
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Optimisation and recycling have become fundamental requisites of every process for us. To this end, we obtained ISO 9001 certification which requires maximum corporate commitment to optimisation of processes, from receipt of raw materials through to shipping of finished goods. We have also adopted the “Life Cycle Assessment” (LCA) approach, which allows us to analyse and plan the product life-cycle, from raw materials through to the finished product, respecting natural resources and the environment.
The new global challenge today is LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design): one of the most widespread building certification systems in the North American market, which is now gaining ground in the rest of the world too. Caesar has been awarded the USGBC mark (U.S. Green Building Council), of which it is a member. The certification method envisages the allocation of a score to the building in question, awarded based on verified compliance with the various pre-requisites and LEED credits (sustainable sites, efficiency in water management, energy consumption and impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design).
All Caesar porcelain stoneware products can contribute towards the allocation of LEED credits for the purpose of certification and many of our products are manufactured using a considerable percentage of recycled pre-consumer raw materials, an important requisite for obtaining additional LEED credits.
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An event of transparency of the individual product with regard to the environmental impact that goes from the extraction of raw materials to the shipment and subsequent use of tiles.
Multicriterial declaration that measures the performance of the ceramic product throughout the entire life cycle.
Environmental and health declaration for the French market, relating to construction products and aimed at measuring their environmental impact along their entire life cycle, from extraction to use, through specific sustainability indicators.
Technical requirements and quality levels with reduced environmental impact, in compliance with ISO 14021 and defined by the Ministry of the Environment, essential for the award of design services and construction work, the renovation and maintenance of Italian public buildings.
It is the mandatory product certification for the sale of porcelain stoneware tiles throughout the Chinese market. The CCC certification covers requirements related to the safety and health of the end user and is issued exclusively by institutions accredited by the Chinese authorities. The updated list of certified products is available at the company.