Learn more about how Mondo works at lowering our carbon footprint.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions. Mondo is committed to understanding our current carbon footprint and reducing it in the future. We have conducted thorouh evaluations of the lifecycle of our products through EPDs (Environmental Product Declaration) and have invested in green energy to improve our impact during manufacturing. You can find details about our products EPDs and other sustainability elements on our sustainability page.
Mondo is committed to achieving the highest standards that respect both our ecosystem and the society around us. Strict controls on production and the prestigious international environmental certifications of our products are proof of our commitment to the environment. In 2010, we invested in the installation of 4,173 solar panels on our factory roof, reducing our CO2 emissions by about 14,440 tons annually. And as of 2019, we can certify that the electricity used by our Italian manufacturing plant is 100% generated from renewable sources: wind, sun and water.
Rubber is a raw material with few rivals where resilience and basic elasticity are concerned. Using advanced processes that perfect its characteristics, we are able to increase its technical performance. Mineral fillers, natural pigments and vulcanization accelerators are added to the rubber in varying quantities depending on the specific product that we wish to obtain. The production has always taken place in Italy: from the historical plant south of Milan in the 60s, in 1995 we moved to Cairo Montenotte where production is now concentrated.
The exclusive manufacturing process, engineered within the group, customized the assembly of various units of machinery. Rubber flooring production follows precise and exacting protocols and benchmarks. Unlike PVC, the essential nature of rubber is very specialized. It demands more precision than other resilient flooring materials. While many production stages, like vulcanization, have undergone major improvements in reduction of waste, the core processes have remained consistent and steadfast since inception. With our Mondo innovative technology, we can now fully integrate flooring production into sheets. Mondo retains the title of the widest rubber sheet good, reducing the total number of seams for every project. Today, the vulcanization lines are simply fed with the mix and 60m further along the sheets of finished product are automatically
packed, reducing the impact of labor and energy consumption. We are proud to have succeeded in creating a system that allows us to automatically recover the waste generated during production. This excellent example of respect for the environment, a primary inspiration of our research, is made even more credible synergized with cost reductions, according to the principles of reduce-reuse-recycle.