A voluntary tool developed by the EEC (European Economic Community) to promote the presence of Environmentally friendly products in the market. The European ecological label certifies that the product has a low environmental impact over its entire life cycle. In the setting up the "Hard floor coverings" Ecolabel (2002/272/ec), which includes ceramic tiles, the European Commission has established a series of specific criteria for assigning the label to this category of products.
EUEB Mission Statement:
For the Flower to be recognized as Europe's premier award for products and services which are a genuinely a better choice for the environment. To help manufacturers, retailers and service providers to get recognition for good standards and purchasers to make reliable choices.
EMAS (91839/93/Ec - 761/2001/EC)
A voluntary tool set up by the EEC at the disposal of companies and other organizations, including public and private services, for monitoring, reporting and improving their environmental performance. The revision of the EMAS regulations has incorporated the ISO 14001 procedure and the two systems are currently equivalent in terms of procedures, organization and control systems.
IPPC Directive (96/61/EC)
Community directive on integrated pollution prevention and control which marked the transition from a permit based environmental system divided up by medium (water, air, soil,waste, etc.) to an integrated and overarching vision with a focus on prevention at source. To promote innovation, the reduction in company emissions is based on the potential offered by the best available environmental techniques (BATS).
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems in the nationally accepting benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
Good Phytosanitary Practices
The Good Phystosanitary Practices program, promoted by Confindustria Ceramica and supported by CTDA protects the Italian ceramic tile exports to the USA. It is based on specific guidelines, made in consultation with the Phytosanitary Service Organization of the Emilia-Romagna Region.
VOC - COV
VOC certification is a system that measures the quantity of volatile organic compounds released by a product and labels it based on a series of classes, ranged between A+, the best class, and C, the worst class. Ceramica Rondine products do not release into the atmosphere any substances that are harmful to humans.
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Our recycling Practices
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE WASTE DISPOSAL
All office paper is recycled
All cardboard is recycled
All end of lines, odds & ends are donated
Wooden crates and pallets are re-used as delivery packaging
Unusable wooden crates and pallets are recycled
Lunchroom recycling for bottles, cans, newspapers, etc.
Minimizing use of paper through scanning and emailing documents rather than faxing
Warehouse plastic recycling including plastic straps
We are converting to all electronic forklifts
We reuse packing materials
Coffee Room and Order Desk drinking water is filtered rather than bottled