Sustainability and Certifications
Long-lasting, high quality flooring that respects the environment in all its aspects.
The environment is our priority. Artigo is committed to achieving the highest standards that respect both our ecosystem and society around us. Thus offering our users lasting, high quality flooring that respects the environment in all its aspects. Strict controls on production, the strict selection of raw materials and the prestigious international environmental certification of our finished products are proof of our commitment to the environment.
Artigo products significantly contribute to LEED credits, BREEAM certification, as well as compliance to many other criteria set by schemes achieving the international environmental sustainability of buildings. We also carried out a thorough study on the Analysis of the Life Cycle of our products through the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that tells the complete story of the production process of a product, including information on its long term impact on the environment, the reduction of the ozone layer, water pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the environment with the introduction of Artigo’s innovative substrate with a high ecological content.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver
Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a globally recognised measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. Aimed at having a positive impact on people and the planet, Cradle to Cradle® design principles apply to product assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories:
· Material Health – ensuring products are made using chemicals that are as safe as possible for humans and the environment
· Material Reutilization – aiming to eliminate the concept of waste and helping to ensure that products remain in perpetual cycles of use and reuse
· Renewable Energy and Carbon Management – ensuring products are manufactured using renewable energy
· Water Stewardship – ensuring water is recognised as a valuable resource, available to people and other organisms
· Social Fairness – ensuring business operations honour all people and natural systems affected by the manufacture process
The label that must certify in a simple and direct way the level of emissions of volatile organic compounds according to French law. The letter indicates the emission class and all of our products have obtained the highest class A +.
The prestigious German environmental label that identifies the best products from an ecological and environmental point of view; it ensures the non-toxicity of the finished product and its components, and ensures very low VOC emissions within buildings. Certified products: Uni, Kayar, Grain, Granito, Zeus, Screed, Natura, Lava, Dharma, Bs.
The environmental commitment of Artigo is demonstrated further with the introduction of the innovative substrate with a high ecological content which through a rigorous selection of raw materials, achieves a very high percentage of natural contents and an important percentage of rapidly renewable content.
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a comprehensive document, based on an objective system harmonized internationally, documenting the performance and environmental impact of a product throughout the whole lifecycle. Products with certified EPD: Uni, Grain, Kayar, Granito, Zeus, Screed, Natura, Lava, Dharma.
The Green Building Council Italy is a non profit organization that is part of the international network of GBC present in many other countries; it is a member of the World GBC and partner of USGBC. These associations share the objectives of promoting and accelerating the creation of a building culture of sustainability, raising public awareness and the institutional standards on the impact that the methods of design and construction of buildings have on the quality of life of citizens, providing clear parameters to the industry, encouraging the comparison between the industry by creating a community of sustainable building. Artigo is member of GBC Italy since 2010.
The Good Environmental Choice Australia manages the prestigious Australian environmental label; through a rigorous analysis of products and processes, it ensures that the products have a very low impact on the environment and human health. Certified products: Kayar, Grain, Granito, Screed, Uni, Bs.
Greenguard e Greenguard Gold
They give reassurances that the products designed for indoor environments meet the strict chemical emissions limits in indoor air, contributing to the creation of healthier buildings and better interiors. GREENGUARD certification ensures that a product has passed some of the most stringent standards and comprehensive world-wide low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in indoor air; they also qualify products for LEED and BREEAM credits. Certified products: Uni, Grain, Kayar, Granito, Zeus, LL, Screed, Lava, Natura, Bs, X-Elastic, Dharma.
M1 is the short version name of the Finnish voluntary emission classification of building materials. M1 is in fact the name of the lowest emission class of that system, and it requires VOC and formaldehyde testing in an emission chamber after 28 days.It includes an odour testing, distinguishing the M1 label from any other low VOC specification around the Globe. Certified products: Uni, Kayar, Grain, Granito, Zeus, Screed, Natura, Lava, Dharma, Bs.
Indoor Air Comfort Gold
This certification shows compliance of product emissions with the criteria of all legal specifications issued by authorities in the European Union and its Member States and also with most of the voluntary labels on VOC emissions from products.This makes Indoor Air Comfort GOLD the most ambitious low-emitting label in whole Europe
Indoor Air Comfort GOLD include more than testing: tihis program includes an internal quality program at the production site to ensure continuous manufacture of low-emitting products, including on-site audits, re-testing and certification – all together giving a very high level of reliability of the statement on very low VOC emissions.
Air Comfort Gold certified products are those with the best-in-class low emissions in terms of low indoor air pollution; Indoor Air Comfort GOLD certified products will qualify directly for compliance with low VOC specifications in several programs (Italian CAM GPP, non-US LEED programs, BREEAM, and others).
Certified products: Zeus, Granito, Kayar, Lava, Natura, Dharma, Screed, Uni, Grain, Bs, Ant 48.
The international standard that outlines the modalities to achieve high performance by implementing processes to improve operational efficiency at all levels. It aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the quality assurance process and that products are compliant with the applicable requirements.
The internationally recognized standard for the certification of the environmental management system of a company that provides a systematic framework for the integration of practices to protect the environment, prevent pollution, reduce the amount of waste, consumption of energy and materials. It engages the company in a dynamic and ongoing process which overall is necessary to achieve more ambitious goals in terms of environmental performance.
100% Renewable Electric Energy
European electricity certification standard (European energy certification system – EECS). Artigo has acquired the Guarantee of Origin (GO), an electronic certification that certifies the renewable origin of the sources used by the plants. Artigo is able to guarantee that the electricity it uses in its production plants comes 100% from renewable sources: wind, sun, water.
Certifications GECA, BLUE ANGEL, GREENGUARD, GREENGUARD GOLD give reassurances that the products designed for indoor environments meet the strict chemical emissions limits in indoor air, contributing to the creation of healthier buildings and better interiors.
In 2010 we decided to give our contribution to sustainable energy, entrusting to solar energy. We invested in the installation of 4,173 solar panels on our factory roof, able to generate about 1.04 GWh of energy per year. This means a reduction of about 600 ton of CO2 emissions in the air.