Cosentino’s ultracompact surface Dekton® obtains the “Environmental Product Declaration” (EPD)
November 15, 2016
Cosentino Group, the Spanish company leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, has obtained the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD – ) for the ultra compact surface Dekton® after an analysis of the environmental impact of its life cycle.
The granting of this certificate by an external organisation such as, The International EDP® System, accredits Cosentino Group’s policy of maximum commitment to sustainability, and supports its involvement in improving efficiency in the consumption of raw materials and energy, reducing the generation of waste.
In order to obtain an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), the Cosentino Group R&D department assessed the environmental impact of Dekton® during 2015 at all stages of its life cycle (“from cradle to grave”). The results obtained reflect the optimum analysis of the following phases: production in industrial plant, transport, installation, use and end of life.
The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Dekton® has allowed improvements to be implemented and a series of indicators to allow simple and easy monitoring of Dekton’s environmental status, paying special attention to greenhouse gas emissions, efficiency in the consumption of raw materials and energy, and the reduction in waste generated.
The Environmental Product Declaration is a highly useful tool that provides transparency in terms of sustainability for a product or service during its entire life-cycle. Not only does it demonstrate the reduction of negative impact on the environment, but also provides the information necessary to compare products and services found on the market and that serve the same purpose. In addition, this certification helps to obtain Leed credits for building, making Dekton® an attractive product for property development based on criteria for sustainability and high efficiency.
The International EDP® is a global programme for environmental declarations based on Standards ISO 14025 and EN 15804. Currently, this international institution has 630 certified products by 150 companies in 32 countries and different categories. In particular, under the “construction materials” mode, which includes Dekton® by Cosentino, there are currently 27 materials in Spain and 305 in the 32 nations included on the system. All detailed information on the Environmental Product Declaration for Dekton® is available at http://environdec.com/en/Detail/epd916
In 2011, Cosentino Group obtained this same certification for the ECO® Line by Silestone®, becoming the first company in the quartz surfaces sector to achieve this accreditation.