The Importance of Global GreenTag Certification

In an era of pervasive greenwashing, where brands claim environmental friendliness with minimal substantiation, our commitment to genuine sustainability stands strong. Global GreenTag Certification serves as a crucial tool, empowering professionals and consumers to confidently choose planet-friendly products. Voted one of the Top 100 Most Trusted Brands in Australia for 3 years running, Global GreenTag currently has more than 16,000 products in certification by over 230 manufacturers with factories in more than 20 countries.

Global GreenTag is:

  • The only third-party certification recognised by all major green building, interiors, operations, and infrastructure rating tools.
  • The sole certifier for all documentation needs.
  • Holding ACCC Approval and Certification Mark status.
  • Globally recognised and applicable in over 140 countries.
  • Providing easy-to-interpret rating information.
  • Externally certified for ISO 9001, 14024, 17065, 14040, 14044, 14067, 14025, and 21930 standards.

Features of Sustainable Manufacturing

Products featuring the Green Leaf symbol are made using careful manufacturing processes that reflect a dedication to sustainability and environmental awareness. These processes include:

Efficient Energy Practices

Implementation of fitting timers, motion sensors, and energy-saving lighting throughout all facilities, harmonising with a vision of optimised energy consumption.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Introduction of variable frequency drives within motors of dust filters, exemplifying a dedication to continually enhance energy efficiency.

Circular Economy Initiatives

Embracing waste reprocessing, all production waste undergoes a thoughtful reintroduction into the same production process. Approximately 6% of the resulting tiles proudly incorporate recycled materials.

Innovative Energy Generation

Pioneering co-generation energy systems in tile manufacturing, with nearly one-third of the energy consumed being generated internally within the factory. This forward-thinking approach exemplifies a commitment to sustainable energy practices.

Gas Consumption Reduction

Adaptive measures to the MDR system have significantly reduced gas consumption. Leveraging heat exchangers for preheated hot air and employing more efficient burners not only reduce energy consumption but also contribute to lower atmospheric emissions.

Water Conservation and Reuse

Ten on-site water reticulation and treatment plants contribute to the recovery and revitalisation of water from the production system, promoting a circular approach to water usage in the manufacturing cycle.

Air Quality and Solid Particle Recovery

The incorporation of innovative dust extraction systems ensures air quality while recovering solid particles, which are repurposed in the preparation of clays. This holistic approach underscores a commitment to environmental stewardship at every stage of the manufacturing process.

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Australia's first tile supplier to achieve Global GreenTag Level A and GoldPlus certification, independently certified by Global GreenTag and the Living Future Institute.

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