SUSTAINABILITY in Rubber Flooring Production
The environment is a priority. Mondo Contract Flooring is committed to achieving the highest standards that respect both our ecosystem and society around us. Thus offering our users lasting, high quality flooring that respects the environment in all its aspects. Strict controls on production, the scrupulous selection of raw materials and the prestigious international environmental certification of our finished products are proof of our commitment to the environment.
During 2010 we decided to make our contribution to sustainable energy by entrusting to solar energy. We invested in the installation of 4,173 solar panels on our factory roof, giving the potential to generate 1.07 GWh of energy per year. This means that annually we are reducing our CO2 emissions by about 600 tons, equivalent to the amount of CO2 absorbed by a forest of 1,000,000 cubic meters. We assessed our products impact by filling our Health Product Declarations (HPD), which in turn allowed us to get certifications. GECA, BLUE ANGEL, GREENGUARD, GREENGUARD GOLD give reassurances that the products designed for indoor environments meet the strict chemical emissions limits in indoor air, contributing to the creation of healthier buildings and better interiors.
Mondo products also significantly contribute to LEED credits, BREEAM certification, as well as compliance to many other criteria set by schemes achieving the international environmental sustainability of buildings. We also carried out a thorough study on the Analysis of the Life Cycle of our products through the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that tells the complete story of the production process of a product, including information on its long term impact on the environment, the reduction of the ozone layer, water pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the environment with the introduction of Mondo’s innovative substrate with a high ecological content.
Before production: Mondo analyzes the raw material content of new and existing products to determine the environmental impact they will have during the manufacturing process and after their useful lives. The natural rubber used in Mondo’s flooring products is harvested according to sustainable development principles. The Hevea tree, the source of the rubber used in Mondo floors, is not harmed, so it continues to grow.
Manufacturing: No toxic gases are released during the production process. All trimmings and waste are recycled within Mondo’s facility. The water used for cooling the industrial equipment is supplied by a closed-loop system, which contributes to water conservation and recycling.
After its useful life: Mondo’s rubber flooring products are recyclable so they can be transformed for use in the future.
The label that must certify in a simple and direct way the level of emissions of volatile organic compounds according to French law. The letter indicates the emission class and all of our products have obtained the highest class A +.
The prestigious German environmental label that identifies the best products from an ecological and environmental point of view; it ensures the non-toxicity of the finished product and its components, and ensures very low VOC emissions within buildings. Certified products: Uni, Kayar, Harmoni, Granito, Zeus, and others shortly.
The environmental commitment of Artigo is demonstrated further with the introduction of the innovative substrate with a high ecological content which through a rigorous selection of raw materials, achieves a very high percentage of natural contents and an important percentage of rapidly renewable content.
The Green Building Council Italy is a non profit organization that is part of the international network of GBC present in many other countries; it is a member of the World GBC and partner of USGBC. These associations share the objectives of promoting and accelerating the creation of a building culture of sustainability, raising public awareness and the institutional standards on the impact that the methods of design and construction of buildings have on the quality of life of citizens, providing clear parameters to the industry, encouraging the comparison between the industry by creating a community of sustainable building. Artigo is member of GBC Italy since 2010.
The Good Environmental Choice Australia manages the prestigious Australian environmental label; through a rigorous analysis of products and processes, it ensures that the products have a very low impact on the environment and human health.
They give reassurances that the products designed for indoor environments meet the strict chemical emissions limits in indoor air, contributing to the creation of healthier buildings and better interiors. GREENGUARD certification ensures that a product has passed some of the most stringent standards and comprehensive world-wide low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in indoor air; they also qualify products for LEED and BREEAM credits. Certified products: Uni, Harmoni, Kayar, Granite, Zeus, LL, Massetto.
The international standard that outlines the modalities to achieve high performance by implementing processes to improve operational efficiency at all levels. It aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the quality assurance process and that products are compliant with the applicable requirements.
The internationally recognized standard for the certification of the environmental management system of a company that provides a systematic framework for the integration of practices to protect the environment, prevent pollution, reduce the amount of waste, consumption of energy and materials. It engages the company in a dynamic and ongoing process which overall is necessary to achieve more ambitious goals in terms of environmental performance.