Quality and Environment
Quality to Marazzi means product quality, process quality and environmental sustainability, concerns that have enabled the company to certify its systems and products because to marazzi loving ceramic tile has always meant respecting the environment, in the sense of both the human and natural landscape.
Marazzi has thus become an advocate of ecosustainable manufacturing, contributing to making ceramic tile production a closed cycle. During the entire production process, from the extraction of the raw materials to the final application of the tiles, Marazzi has developed a system for collecting and utilizing rejects and waste materials, including the water used in the manufacturing process, the raw materials contained in it and the heat generated in certain phases.
The high ecological level of the entire manufacturing process makes it possible to limit the consumption of natural resources and reduce environmental impact thanks to the total rehabilitation, in terms of both land morphology and vegetation, of its quarries in compliance with environmental regulations, the controlled management of wastes, optimization of energy consumption and recycling of industrial water.
The health and safety of the people working in the plants is also, of course, an absolute priority: Marazzi carries out constant tests to ascertain levels of safety, hygiene and health in the workplace, making appropriate technical and organizational changes where deemed necessary, allowing its employees to participate in an ongoing program of training, information and updating in order to ensure compliance with the established safety standards.
In 1994, Marazzi was one of the first companies in the sector to receive ISO 9001 Quality Certification which covers the entire process: from product design and development, to production processes, final products, and services, all at the highest technical level.
By way of demonstrating its ongoing commitment to environmental issues, Marazzi decided some years ago to voluntarily register under EMAS Regulation, the first in Italy (1998) in the ceramics sector to receive the related certification, now incorporated with that of the ISO 14001 standard, which sets the requirements for implementing, developing, and keeping a corporate environmental management system.
For a number of its product lines, Marazzi has obtained the EU Ecolabel ecology trademark and the product
certification from the international body Certiquality, thanks to products made with at least 40% recycled
material. The products also comply with the requirements for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the certification of the U.S. Green Building Council, the most important American certificate in the field of energy and environment.