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 organization 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: productioninindustrialplant, 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 ofDekton’senvironmental status, paying special attention to greenhouse gas emissions, efficiency in the consumption of raw materials and energy, and the reduction in waste generated. 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.