Dekton®, a Carbon Neutral product for its entire life cycle
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September 25, 2020
Carbon neutrality has been achieved for the entire life cycle of Dekton® (from cradle to grave), covering Scopes 1, 2 and 3, from the extraction of the raw material, to the use of the product and the end of its life.
This recognition, obtained through emission reduction and compensation projects certified by the United Nations, confirms the good practices of Cosentino Group in terms of sustainability and environmental management. In addition to the above-mentioned calculations, has been fostered by the strong measures taken by Cosentino in recent years to achieve greater efficiency in terms of energy, consumption of resources, use of renewable electricity and sustainable mobility policies.
In the field of carbon footprint calculation, an emissions reduction plan has been implemented. In the case of Dekton®, the plan has resulted in a 7% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions thanks to both the implementation of the best available techniques and the optimization of processes, with investments of more than 3 million euros.
Finally, in order to achieve carbon neutrality, Dekton® has offset its emissions by investing in GHG emission reduction projects. These projects are not only responsible, but also have a strong social component in support of achieving the SDGs of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, which today is celebrating its World Day.
“At Cosentino we are progressing alongside the international momentum in the transition to a low-carbon economy, promoting energy efficiency, emissions reduction and sustainable mobility. This approach enhances our innovative character and allows us to improve processes with a vision of the future and, ultimately, combines our performance with strategic goals such as innovation (SDG 9), sustainable production (SDG 12), and climate action (SDG 13)”, says Antonio Urdiales, Environment Director of the Cosentino Group.
The remaining CO2 emissions not yet offset in the mandatory market (42,532 tons of CO2 in 2019, for one year’s production) have been balanced by the voluntary cancellation of the Certified Emission Reductions (CER) associated with a project of biogas electricity generation located in Loma Los Colorados, Chile, a facility registered with the UN’s Clean Development Mechanisms.