Sustainability

Our environmental awareness

Florim and environmental sustainability go back a long way. An awareness that began in the ‘60s and has become an integral part of our business model over time.

Targeted investments worth more than 40 million Euros in the last six years and routine production process management practices have enabled us to achieve major new milestones in the conservation of the environment and resources.

WATER

Water is precious, of inestimable value, because it is the source of life.

Florim virtually eliminated its environmental impact from wastewater discharge many years ago. In fact, all water from our plants’ production cycle is 100% reused.

What’s more, with our partners we have developed systems that operate without using water, making them even greener.

WASTE

In a world where use of natural resources is at unsustainable levels, businesses must do everything possible to cut waste.

So Florim decided to recover and reuse 100% of greenware waste and dry powder residues, in all our plants.

Moreover, the company is able to recycle almost 99% of total waste, internally or externally. Besides the waste from our own production cycle, we are also able to recycle waste generated by other producers.

ENERGY

We have installed more than 45,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels and two cogeneration plants, and in optimal conditions we now self-generate up to 100% of the electricity needed to run our factories.

What’s more, our photovoltaic plants have cut CO2 emissions. Since 2011, we have saved more than 10 million kg of CO2.

PACKAGING AND WRAPPINGS

All packaging used for Florim materials is made from recycled paper and all wrappings can be completely recycled by the end user.

A few years ago, the company installed a new type of packaging machine which cuts the cardboard packaging to the dimensions needed for the tile size being packed, completely eliminating waste due to leftover inventory and saving significant amounts of cardboard.

RAW MATERIALS

The raw materials delivered to our plants are monitored by a software program which acquires key information such as quarry location, distance from the plant, recycled content declaration and technical safety datasheets.

Florim products are therefore manufactured with carefully selected, controlled “ingredients”, blended and transformed into a material which is sustainable in its own right.

WHAT’S IN OUR PRODUCT

The Florim ceramic product consists of almost 90% choice quality natural raw materials: clays, kaolins, feldspars and sand. It is followed by finished product packagings, and other typical inputs of the porcelain stoneware production process.

QUALITY AND SAFETY GUARANTEE

Made in Florim products are a guarantee of safety, high innovative content and eco-friendliness.

The people who produce them work in a safe place and in ethically sustainable conditions.

Due to their nature, all Florim products are guaranteed free from toxic and pollutant emissions, do not accumulate electrostatic charges, are frostproof and completely inert and are undamaged by contact with flames.

You do not have to take our word for it: we have a long list of prestige international process and product certifications.

Explore Florim’s certifications

OUR GOOD PRACTICES

  • An office energy saving handbook has been produced and distributed, we only use reams of paper which carry environmental certification and the paper used is collected separately for proper disposal.
  • The merchandising tools we distribute are mainly made from recycled paper and we are working towards gradual digitisation. We have also digitised pay slips.
  • We are replacing the vehicles used for handling materials with new electric vehicles.

THE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

It takes more than figures to define a company.

Today, passion, innovation and a constant commitment to improvement are the long-established guidelines of the new, MADE IN FLORIM way of doing business.

Read our Sustainability Report.

Sustainability Report

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