Catalano thinks about the future
"Catalano strongly believes that this is the road that needs to be followed for the future of the ceramic industry: drastically reducing the impact on the environment."
Achieving EPD certification is recognition of the company’s attentive and continuous commitment to research and verification of all the environmental aspects of its manufacturing process. The LCA analysis has shown how much the production impact is in terms of CO2 during all the production processes and phases. Each single step has been evaluated, from the extraction of raw materials to the production process, up to the sale of products, considering the means of transport, the chemical composition of the products, the packaging, the electric consumption, gas, water, atmospheric emissions and the waste produced by the industrial process. Catalano does not import nor market sanitary fittings made in countries with low labor costs or which do not comply with sustainability standards or environmental regulations. Also in this regard, all Catalano products are permanently marked to guarantee their origin and authenticity.
into future generations
Catalano relies on a team
of professionals who manage
environmental aspects at all
production levels on a daily basis.
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and marketing cycle of products
- energy savings;
- installation of photovoltaic systems;
- water recovery;
- heat recovery;
- checks and abatement of emissions into the atmosphere;
make Catalano a model of efficiency and environmental respect, being the first Italian company in ceramic sanitary ware industry to obtain EPD certification.
In May 2019, Catalano, the leading Italian company in the ceramic sanitary ware industry, also achieved EPD - Environmental Product Declaration (EPDITALY0075). With this certification, Catalano guarantees environmental control of product life cycles (LCA), in compliance with rigorous international standards, placing itself at the forefront of all other competitors.We would like to point out, as stated above, that all data and information are real and verified and not the result of an average of different production sites, as is usually done by many companies with production facilities all over the world, where environmental regulations may be less strict. Maximum attention to environmental, social and economic aspects. Achieving EPD certification means standing out from the less attentive and sensitive to sustainability issues competitors, not only from an environmental point of view, but also considering social and economic factors. In these three different matters, we have made every effort to offer the most demanding international target a product that is truly sustainable and safe for the environment as well as for the health of workers and users. A strong shield against green-washed competitors. The growing sensitivity of institutions and people towards sustainability makes the role of certifications (especially EPD) really strategic. To finally demonstrate that the company and its products meet the requirements of the sustainability protocols allows both the distributors and then the end users to recognize this quality; in case of contract market supplies, it allows to get the necessary credits for the supply certification.
Sustainability is our priority. We communicate to the market about the impact on the environment as well as the performance of our products and installation methods. We choose raw materials with near-to-zero environmental impact, to be combined with the best performance.
Having a single production plant where all manufacturing activities are carried out, makes possible to reduce the costs of raw materials logistics as well as the environmental impact.
Is the upgraded version of the Cataglaze® glazing system that helps protect the environment, thanks to the smaller amount of detergents required to maintain sanitary fittings, thus reducing pollution from chemicals.
Is the label that comes with every Catalano toilet issued by The Water Label Company to certify water saving. This certificate shows a performance ranking, indicating the maximum toilet flush water volume.
The Catalano products are distributed and available for purchase exclusively through the Catalano’s network of authorized distributors and resellers. Catalano shall contact the competent authorities (in Italy: AGCM - Italian Authority for Market Competition and abroad: ICN - International Competition Network) against anyone who illegitimately credits itself as a Catalano’s distributor, uses its logo, but also only in case Catalano founds a non-authorized link to its website http://www.catalano.it.
The images of the Catalano products, both on the web (digital format) and on printed communications, are the Catalano’s intellectual property and are protected by a trademark and marked with a special watermark. Any use of such images, for any purpose, is subject to Catalano’s prior written authorization.