Cosentino Group Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. It works together with its clients and partners to provide with solutions that offer design and value, and inspire the life of many people. This objective is possible thanks to pioneering and leading brands in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® or Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces that allow the creation of unique environments and designs for the home and public spaces. Vision Lead the global surfacing market by branding innovative architectural solutions that provide design, value and inspiration to our customers' lives. Mission Cosentino Group's mission is to be a leading company that responsibly imagines and anticipates high value and innovative surfaces for the architectural and design world. Purpose Inspire people through innovative and sustainable spaces. Corporate Social Responsibility We present our CSR report with the intention of communicating to our stakeholders our performance and contribution where we are implanted. The internal analysis was based on a documentary study, a panel of experts in Corporate Social Responsibility and a benchmark with leading Spanish companies in terms of sustainability. Cosentino Group Access to our CSR website Visit website History 1979 Mármoles Cosentino, S.A. is founded in Cantoria (Almería) 1990 Silestone® brand is created by Cosentino Stone, S.A. 1995 Cosentino, S.A. is founded 1997 Cosentino North America, first international subsidiary company, is born 1999 Cosentino Northwest Europe, second international subsidiary company, is born 2000 Cosentino is set up in Brazil. Latam, its subsidiary company, is born 2001 Cosentino UK is born 2004 Latina de Vitória (Brazil), the seed of granite Business, is born 2005 Silestone becomes the first Spanish advertiser at the Super Bowl Show 2010 Dekton factory is built. Cosentino reaches its 50th Centre. 2011 Cosentino wins Cannes Gold Lion thanks to the spot “Above everything else” 2012 Dekton’s World Premiere in Construmat Trade Show (Barcelona) 2013 Prince Felipe inaugurates Dekton´s factory 2015 Cosentino is set up in South Africa with presence in the 5 continents 2016 Cosentino wins the National Innovation Award by Internationalization 2017 Cindy Crawford becomes a Silestone ambassador Committed with education As well as promoting education and training for young people, the Eduarda Justo Foundation collaborates with various social organisations which support disadvantaged children, young people and families. Visit website Committed with health and safety. Using a concept of the kitchen as a social and working area, Silestone Institute promotes initiatives which help to generate and spread knowledge using a multidisciplinary vision. In 2016, we carried out the following activities: Visit website Our DNA All individuals who work for Cosentino Group share the same DNA, made up of the following identity traits: The consolidation of the People concept involves a global vision of our employees which includes a personal, family and motivational scope. This philosophy leads us to develop initiatives promoting a healthy work-life balance and to provide our employees with social benefits adapted to their needs. ▷ Cosentino DNA Video Main innovation pathways At Cosentino Group, we understand research as a multidisciplinary, proactive process, which allows us to adapt to ever-more demanding consumer needs with respect to the aesthetics, uses and benefits of our products; but also with respect to their origins, their production processes, and the mechanisms for launching them onto the market. Product Innovation Process Innovation Business model and Service innovation Committed with safety At Cosentino Group, we put in the maximum effort to carry out our activity within comprehensive occupational health and safety standards. At the same time, we continuously promote these same well-being and healthy environment criteria among our clients, suppliers and partners. We want to set an example in terms of risk prevention and occupational health, both within our facilities and in our areas of influence. We work in two directions to achieve this objective: Continuous, high quality training regarding all occupational risks and the corresponding preventive measures, along the entire value chain: stonemasons, architects, designers, institutions, suppliers and workers. Promotion of a preventative culture which should be spread with a transversal, integrational spirit. Visit website Committed with our clients Our clients trust in Cosentino Group, because every day, in every corner of the world, we uphold our commitment to offering them the most cutting-edge and best quality brands and products on the market. Our challenge is to do so in a way that’s entirely client-oriented, offering them not only the best products, but also exclusive service, dialogue and constant support in order to improve their experience. Committed to our suppliers Our policy for relationships with these partners consists of working in teams to ensure the excellence of all our products. With this goal, we select suppliers who share our business vision and are familiar with the needs of our brands. Furthermore, we work hand in hand and carry out audits and training to ensure that they comply with our needs and expectations. Committed to the environment Cosentino Group is committed to our region and our surrounding environment, guaranteeing a management system that assesses the direct and indirect environmental effects of our activity. To meet this commitment, we have become one of the companies that invests most in national sustainability. In the 2015 and 2016 tax years alone, we devoted over 1.8 million euros to environmental investment, with significant sums going towards water treatment, atmospheric control, and energy efficiency. Committed to our people People represent more than just the philosophy that we’ve adopted when we talk about the people who make up our great Cosentino Family. This concept spans a global, transversal vision that regards our employees not just as a professional resource, but also within a personal, family and motivational scope. This approach is what inspires our workers from day to day, whether in strategic decisions or in the way they manage their teams. People is also the name of the department that consolidates our previous visions. Its goal is to provide an integrated vision of the employee, adapting our own way of doing things to that vision.