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Sustainability

Sustainability Report

For the Iris Ceramica Group, the Sustainability Report is an important message with strategic value, a transparent account of the guidelines it has adopted in the areas of social responsibility and sustainability policies. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines, and specifically the latest version currently in use, known as the “GRI Standards, Core Option".

The decision to report our Group’s initiatives and results in financial, social, environmental and governance terms stems from its specific mission and reaffirms its commitment to creating shared value. This beginning of this process dates back 60 years, when our Founder decided to stay a step ahead when it came to sustainability objectives, formulating the equation ecology = economy.

Active

All the companies in Iris Ceramica Group carry out research and innovation activities, and together have developed a new production method in which active ingredients contribute to the environmental sustainability. This amazing technology makes it possible for indoor and outdoor spaces, also interior and exterior of buildings to actively help to create a better environment as a long term contribution. This revolutionary production method also makes it possible to manufacture ceramic materials for floors and walls, and they are able to make a concrete antibacterial action and they lead to a reduction of pollutants, which unfortunately are a constant in the current urban condition. The collection Active Surfaces can be laid, both in the indoor and outdoor environments of buildings, materials that actively and permanently contribute to a better environment.

Renewable Energy

Iris Ceramica Group has always been committed to help the environment through technology, it’s a constant dedication to the maximum efficiency of production facilities and also by using renewable energy from solar photovoltaics. A typical photovoltaic system employs solar panels, each comprising a number of solar cells, which generate electrical power.

Quality & Environmental Certifications

Iris Ceramica Group's production activities and products have obtained important quality and standard certifications that validate the quality, the performance, the respect to the environment and the conformity with the standards of sustainable design. This process is carried out by continuous auditing of industrial processes through performance tests such as control and risk assessments, on a more frequent basis.