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Environment and 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.

Our Certifications

ISO 9001
ISO 14001
ISO 50001
Membre U.S Green Building council
Leed compliant
EPD: Environmental Product Declaration
PEF: Product Environmental Footprint
FDES: Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire
VOC – Volatile Organic Compounds
UPEC
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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Membre 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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FDES: Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire

FDES: Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire

FDES is a Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire (An Environmental and Sanitary Declaration Chart). Such charts are made with the purpose of informing the user of the environmental and sanitary impact of the product under analysis. FDES is only relevant to construction products.

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VOC – Volatile Organic Compounds

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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The life cycle of Novoceram products

To ensure that a product is environmentally friendly throughout its life cycle, from the selection of raw materials, to the manufacturing and distribution process, to final disposal.

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