Recognising the impacts of the ceramic tile manufacturing industry on the environment, we embarked on a journey to understand how our company could reduce our environmental footprint.
We work closely with our partner in Spain, Porcelanosa Group, to implement significant initiatives in energy reduction, waste minimisation and reuse, water reticulation and cogeneration power. We strategically relocated our Australian logistics centre 100m away from a heavy-rail container unloading facility to reduce harmful carbon emissions during road transport.
With so many companies marketing themselves as environmentally friendly or ‘eco’ with no facts to support the claims, it was important to us that we selected a certification system that differentiated our results from a pass or fail.
That is why we selected Ecospecifier Global GreenTag.
We underwent a rigorous certification process that analysed the environmental and human impacts of our products from raw materials right through to end-of-life recycling, measuring these results against industry averages and ‘business as usual’ products to give us an understanding of the true impacts of our products over their entire life-cycle.
Our products are certified as very healthy in use, containing ingredients which pose no health impacts in use. The systems in place are shown to protect workers and environments in manufacturing, and ethical, child and slavery free employment practices. Protecting the planet's biodiversity and minimising climate change, these are excellent products compared to ‘Business as Usual’ products.