• Environment & Quality

    Quality and respect for the environment are two core values of Novoceram, as demonstrated by the environmental policy, the life cycle of products and the important quality certifications obtained over the years.

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The ecologic chart of Novoceram

  • 100% raw waste is recycled.

    100% des déchets crus recyclés
  • 100% fired waste is recycled.

    100% des déchets de carreaux cuits valorisés
  • Recycling of 99% of waste produced

    40 % de déchets ménagers en moins
  • 100% recycling of industrial water

    100% des eaux industrielles recyclées - Usine en rejet 0
  • Reduction of emissions into the atmosphere

    Réduction des émissions dans l'atmosphère
  • Energy consumption optimization

    Optimisation des consommations d'énergie
  • 0% of CMR substances

    0% de substances CMR
  • 100% of packaging materials are recyclable

    100% de l'emballage est recyclable
  • 100% of the packaging cardboard is made with recycled material

    100% du carton d'emballage issus de la filière du recyclage
  • 85% less dust inside the factory

    85 % de poussière en moins dans l'air ambiant de l'usine
  • Optimization of the lighting system

    82 % d'énergie économisée grâce à un système performant d'éclairage LED
  • No raw materials come from Natura 2000 protected areas

    100% des matières premières issues de carrières hors zones Natura 2000
  • 100% raw materials used for production of the ceramic body has a low transport environmental impact

    70% des matières premières de la masse viennent de France
  • Attention to the choice of socially responsible suppliers

    100% des achats responsables

OUR CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001

ISO 9001

The Novoceram quality management system has obtained ISO 9001 certification. It is based on fundamental principles of customer satisfaction, is aimed at achieving ambitious goals and is part of a project of constant improvement during various phases of the industrial process: the relationship with customers, based on dialogue and listening to their needs, the internal organization, the relationship with suppliers as well as the entire production process.

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ISO 14001

ISO 14001

Already committed for some time to the pursuit of environmental policies, Novoceram has obtained ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system, thanks to a pledge to protect the environment as well as increasingly ambitious objectives in terms of process controls put in place by the company, with the goal of progressively limiting the impact of its activity on the environment.

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ISO 50001

ISO 50001

Novoceram has obtained ISO 50001 certification thanks to the excellence of its energy management system. This certification, driven by the desire to better control and optimize energy consumption, is the logical continuation of an approach of continuous improvement and ongoing environmental commitment.

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LEED Membro U.S. Green Building Council

Membre U.S. Green Building Council

In order to be kept up to date with the latest environment issues in the construction sector, Novoceram has become a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. The purpose of the Council is to influence the eco-friendliness of a building from the design phase of the building. The U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit association, also regulates LEED certification, which Novoceram also contributes to with its know-how as a ceramic tile producer.

LEED Compliant

LEED Compliant

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is an American certification for the construction industry, regulated by the Green Building Council, which requires compliance with certain environmental requirements. In order to be LEED certified a building has to obtain at least 40 credits out of 110 credits available. Each material used must therefore obtain as many credit points as possible. The aim of this certification is to ensure the eco-sustainability of buildings.

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EPD Environmental Product Declaration

EPD Environmental Product Declaration

EDP is a study that aims at understanding the environmental impact of a product on the basis of the analysis of the life cycle of the product.

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PEF Product Environmental Footprint

PEF Product Environmental Footprint

PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) is the result of a study of all quantifiable environmental impacts over the full life cycle of a product, based on the general method to estimate and point out the potential environmental impact of a product along its entire life cycle.

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HQE

HQE

Novoceram’s products comply with the commitment of the Haute Qualité Environnementale (High Environmental Quality), an initiative promoted by the HQE Association, made up of public and collective representatives of professionals in the building industry. It has the double aim of managing the building impact on the surrounding environment and of promoting a healthy and comfortable indoor living space.

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COV Composants Organiques Volatiles

VOC – Volatile Organic Compounds

This classification is a means of assessing the level of pollution that a particular product is going to make to the air of a closed environment. Ceramic tiles, by their very nature and construction, do not contain any VOCs: for this reason they are always classified as A+, since they do not release any toxic substances into the air.

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UPEC

UPEC

UPEC is a classification system for floors based on their destination of use. It is a system aimed at guaranteeing that a certain type of floor is suitable to withstand the stresses typical of a type of ambiance in which it is going to be installed.

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