Cosentino Group global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, obtains the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) for the entire colour spectrum for the quartz surfaces Silestone®, following an assessment of its environmental impact on its life cycle.
Cosentino has been holding this EPD with its Eco Line Series by Silestone® since 2011. This colour series features a well-defined sustainable approach since it is made using raw, recycled and environmentally-friendly materials. Cosentino has become the first company in the world in the quartz worktop sector to obtain an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that certifies its Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).
By extending this certification to include the entire Silestone® colour palette, with help from an external organisation such as The International EPD® System, this serves to reaffirm the policy that Cosentino Elite continues to implement regarding its full commitment to sustainability, improving its efficiency in the use of raw materials and energy, and to waste reduction. This EPD is aimed at industrial clients, as well as end users.
In order to obtain this Environmental Product Declaration (EDP), the environmental impact of Silestone® was assessed in 2017 at all stages of its life cycle (“from start to finish”). The results obtained reflect the optimal analysis of the production, transport, installation, use and end-of-life stages in this cycle.
The Silestone® EDP is published on:
An EDP is a certified Environmental Product Declaration that provides information on the environmental data of a product or services life cycle, in compliance with the International Standard ISO 14025 and EN 15804. Not only does it demonstrate the reduction in any negative impact generated for the environment, but it also provides any information necessary to compare products or services in the market that perform the same function. This certification also helps secure LEED building credits, making Silestone® the ideal product for promoting the development of construction based on sustainable criteria and high efficiency.
Currently, this international institution has issued more than 1,000 EPDs for a wide range of products in organisations in 40 different countries. More specifically, in the “construction material” category, in which Silestone® by Cosentino falls under, the institution has certified a total of 69 materials in Spain and 628 across the world.
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