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Argenta Cerámica SL’s quality system is certified by an independent authority (AENOR). Annual audits are carried out to verify that the ISO 14001 requirements are being met and the Environmental Management System implemented remains in place.

With the aim of establishing the company as an environmentaly-committed reference within the ceramic industry, all of argenta’s production processes incorporate the measures necessary to protect our surroundings. The integrated environmental authorisation granted to argenta is aimed at preventing, reducing and controling the pollution of the atmosphere, water and land through the establishment of an integrated prevention and control system that impedes the deterioration of our natural environment.

By implementing an Environmental Management System in accordance with the ISO 14001 international standard, Argenta Cerámica S.L. has positioned itself as a socially responsible company.

Our goal is to manage resources and waste as well as possible and reduce the negative environmental impact of our industrial business.

Commitments:

  • Continuous improvement
  • Preventing pollution
  • Legal compliance

Environmental Benefits:

  • It reduces the business’s environmental impact.
  • It manages resources and waste as well as possible from both a quantitative and a qualitative point of view, resulting in less hazardous raw materials and products.

Compliance with legislation:

Argenta Cerámica holds an Integrated Enviromental Authorization, the thir company in its sector to obtain such an authorization. The Environmental Authorization certification avaluates the global impact of our facilities on the surronding water, air and land.

Best available techniques:

Our production facilities are equipped with the most advanced environmental technologies and our company philosophy is centered on R+D+i. The plant’s anti-pollution devices are subjected to rigorous controls by certified verification agencies in order to ensure that they comply with the established emission limits.

We apply all best available techniques, bat:

  • Prevention of the emission of particles into the atmosphere.
  • Reduction of noise emission.
  • Reduction of water usage.
  • Zero dumping: reuse of production process water.
  • Evaluation of waste.
  • Integrated packaging management system.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Clean fuels.

Kioto protocol:

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the use of systems employing residual heat.

Recycling:

Use of recycled materials for packaging and environmentally-friendly inks.

Green construction:

A natural product. The raw materials used for ceramic products are obtained from the earth (minerals such as quartz, kaolinite, illite, talc, silica, feldspathic minerals, etc.) which are extracted mainly from local mines.
Interior air quality. An inert product that does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Life cycle. The use of ceramic coverings extends the life of buildings. Installation is definitive and, therefore, such products are not destined for residue landfills or incinerators.

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