November 18, 2015

PORCELANOSA, the first company operating in ceramics with the certified carbon footprint reduction

Both the protection and preservation of the environment have always been one of PORCELANOSA Grupo ‘s major concerns since the moment it was founded. Renewing its commitment to sustainability, the firm becomes the first company operating in ceramics in achieving the certified carbon footprint reduction, issued by the Ministry of the Environment.

The carbon footprint reflects the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), released into the atmosphere either in a direct or indirect way, from the company to the environment, because of its production processes and its development of activity.

By means of measuring the carbon footprint, on one hand, all the greenhouse gas emission sources can be identified, and on the other hand, effective measures to reduce the CO2 emission ratio can be found.

In order to achieve the certified carbon footprint, PORCELANOSA has undergone an in-depth study of the different emission sources since the year 2011, whereby an average reduction of the Kg CO2/m2 emission ratio of 6,9% over the three-year period from 2012 to 2014 has been acknowledged.  The verification has been carried out by an independent organisation, and furthermore, approved by the Ministry of the Environment.

After having completed the study of its carbon footprint, Porcelanosa, a pioneering company in ecological commitment, and also in minimising its impact on the environment, has become the first company operating in ceramics in obtaining this environmental certification, thanks to the fact that an efficient reduction of the emissions from its production processes per production unit in this period of time, has been achieved.


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