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We think green

Ceramica Rondine believes that the adoption of environmental protection policies are essential for a better future. Ceramica Rondine is committed to carrying out its activities respecting current environmental legislation.
We believe that every technological innovation can't be separated from the protection of the planet.

EMAS

The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary initiative created by the EU, which companies can participate in voluntarily, to assess and improve their environmental performance, and provide the public and other relevant parties with information on their environmental management practices.
The main priority of EMAS is to contribute to the implementation of sustainable economic development, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of companies.

The aim of EMAS is to encourage an ongoing improvement in environmental performance in companies, also through: - - -introduction and implementation of an environmental management system by companies;
information on environmental performance and open discussion with the public and other relevant parties, also through the publication of an environmental declaration.

The environmental management system stipulated by the EMAS standard is based on the ISO 14001:2004 standard, which outlines all the requirements.
On the other hand, open discussion with the public is pursued by stipulating that organisations publish (or keep updated) an Environmental Declaration which outlines key details and information about the company, with regard to environmental aspects and impact.

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Thinking about Earth
32.000 m3 of claiy from quarries less each year

Thinking about Air
6.300.000 km less per year

Thinking about Water
10.000 m3 less water consumption per year

LEED - GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

Rondine Group Italy is a member of the Green Building Council Italia, an independent body that aims to develop a culture of sustainable construction and, in particular, the promotion of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system.

Rondine Group products contain at least 40% recycled raw material and allow their users to benefit from LEED credits.

More info www.gbcitalia.org.

UNI EN ISO 14001:2004

The ISO 14000 acronym outlines a series of international standards relating to the environmental management system in companies.

ISO 14001 identifies one of these standards, which sets out the requirements of an environmental management system. The ISO 14001 standard gives accredited certification to organisations which operate according to certain rules. Having ISO 14001 is not compulsory, but it is the result of a conscious choice made by the Rondine Group, which decided to establish, implement, maintain and improve its own environmental management system.

ISO 14001 certification demonstrates that the factory has a management system suited to keeping the environmental impact of its activities under control, and systematically strives for improvement in a consistent, effective and, most of all, sustainable fashion.

More info www.uni.com and www.iso.org.

Innovation is a sustainable development