The Planet

Our
positive impact

The excellence of our products and our entire production cycle is due to an environmental sustainability policy built up over time. We are the mouthpiece for an industry able to limit consumption of natural resources and environmental impact, through the restoration of quarries’ landscape and vegetation, controlled waste management and the recycling of industrial wastewater.

 

Our commitment contributes to making the ceramics industry a closed production cycle, using energy sources and raw materials with greater awareness, favouring circular use of materials, recycling packaging and recovering waste and scraps.

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Product
Innovation

We use aesthetics, technology and innovation to design the ceramic tiles people want. We design our new products keeping in mind new living trends and requirements to ensure the health and safety of those who manufacture them and those who use them.

Our commitment
in numbers

Our commitment for the environment is summed up in a single number which represents our ultimate sustainability goal: 100%.

Recycle

Supplier

Packaging

100%

Process waste recovered

100%

Recycled cardboard packaging

100%

Recyclable packaging

120%

Process water recovery

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Energy

A key part of environmental sustainability is correct use of resources. By optimising consumption and recirculating the energy produced by our plants, we reduce our environmental impact.

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ESG for real estate: navigating between best practices and big data

The three pillars of ESG work in synergy, and the real estate industry, which for many years has focused on environmental impact mitigation and governance strategies, is also trying to make strides on social strategies with the help of big data. We discussed this with Anna Maria Pacini, Head of ESG Management at DeA Capital Real Estate.

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Getting back in tune with our environment

“I believe we need to start by getting back into tune with nature, the climate and the landscape, and to rethink our entire supply chain.” This is the idea of Mario Cucinella, founder and creative director of Mario Cucinella Architects, whose piece for The Open Circle underlines the need to restore our dialogue with nature. The process will involve both the rediscovery of traditional knowledge and the development of new skills, involving the use of more intelligent, hybrid materials, a large proportion of them of natural origin and with lower environmental impact.

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The Open Circle: listening and sustainability

Today sees the launch of an in-depth area on the website and an internal ESG information and engagement campaign is already underway. For Marazzi, the sustainability challenge is a project that must be shared with its employees and production chains.

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Sustainability? It’s planned in the supply chain

Companies derive about 90% of their carbon footprint from the things they buy, meaning from the supply chain. We’re facing a revolutionary change in approach, with sustainability being generated in the supply chain. This new strategy also involves training and communication, fundamental for engagement with businesses’ internal and external stakeholders. We discussed this with Federico Brugnoli, founder and CEO of sustainability consulting company on Spin 360, which is assisting Marazzi in an in-house training programme.

People

Our
social sustainability

A focus on the people who work for us, safety in the workplace and respect for the communities in which we operate are the foundations of our social sustainability policy.

A path paved with initiatives aiming to promote the growth and wellbeing of our employees and all personnel involved in our development journey.

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Growing
Together

We invest in training and development programmes designed to grow the professionalism of our employees and our partners, together.

Our Committment
in numbers

Our commitment to creating a work environment which is safe, inclusive and open to the contribution of all is measured in hours of training, constant safety assessments of the production systems and products, and employee health and wellbeing checks.

Community

Training

Health

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Top Employer awards for Marazzi Group Italia

10.049

Hours of employee training in 2023

5.680

Hours dedicated to safety and the environment in 2023

48

Special agreements and rates for employees and families in the healthcare, wellbeing, services, training and school sectors

91

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Safety

The safety devices and dedicated training programs guarantee a safe work environment for employees. Our products comply with the highest quality standards and are safe for people, animals and the environment because they do not contain harmful substances.

Performance

The extent
of our commitment

In order to guarantee the commitments we have made over time and thus build a better future for people, the planet and the company, we have set ourselves rules and tools which shape and embody our vision of sustainability.

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Transparency

To pursue the objectives of environmental, social and governance sustainability, we have set ourselves rules that we also ask our partners and suppliers to respect.

Our commitment
in numbers

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond products and processes: it is the way we put ourselves to the test to improve each and every day, the way in which we take decisions, how we reinvest in our employees and our planet, and how we establish what counts by setting rules for ourselves.

Ethics

Data Security

1994

ISO 9001, Quality Management System for products and services

2003

ISO 14001, Environmental Management System

2005

Marazzi Group Code of Ethics

2009

Mohawk ESG Report

2013

Signing of the Mohawk General Code of Ethics

2015

Suppliers’ Code of Conduct

2018

OHSAS 18001 then ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management certification

2019

Setting up of a hotline for reporting incorrect practices

2022

Human Rights Policy

2022

ISO 50001 extension of the Energy Management System

2022

ISO 17889-1 product sustainability assessment through 38 criteria

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ESG for real estate: navigating between best practices and big data

The three pillars of ESG work in synergy, and the real estate industry, which for many years has focused on environmental impact mitigation and governance strategies, is also trying to make strides on social strategies with the help of big data. We discussed this with Anna Maria Pacini, Head of ESG Management at DeA Capital Real Estate.

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Marazzi Group is among Italy’s Top Employers for the eighth consecutive year

The company has been awarded certification for its effective implementation of strategies and approaches targeted at its employees’ wellbeing and its active participation in cultural and community projects.

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Sustainability: driving innovation in the ceramics industry

By focusing on environmental, social and governance sustainability, Italian ceramics companies promote change that benefits people.

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Getting back in tune with our environment

“I believe we need to start by getting back into tune with nature, the climate and the landscape, and to rethink our entire supply chain.” This is the idea of Mario Cucinella, founder and creative director of Mario Cucinella Architects, whose piece for The Open Circle underlines the need to restore our dialogue with nature. The process will involve both the rediscovery of traditional knowledge and the development of new skills, involving the use of more intelligent, hybrid materials, a large proportion of them of natural origin and with lower environmental impact.

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‘Connections that Create Value’: sustainability is a matter of teamwork

Sustainability is a matter of teamwork. There could be no better proof of this than the 2022 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report of Mohawk Industries, the fourteenth edition, published during New York Climate Week. The front cover is dominated by ‘Curiosa Meravigliosa’, the mosaic of large porcelain stoneware slabs designed by Joan Fontcuberta and created by Marazzi Group with the City of Reggio Emilia, a public artwork comprising more than 12 thousand photographic portraits which make up a single large image, that of a peacock, symbol of wisdom, curiosity and beauty. The installation provides a perfect analogy for the operations and projects of the individual Mohawk Industries companies, which all work with a shared aim: to build a better future for customers, people and the planet.

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Marazzi’s sustainability is certified ISO 17889-1:2021

In 2022 Marazzi Group was one of the first companies in the world to receive certification under ISO 17889-1, the first standard to assess the environmental, economic and social impact of ceramic tiles throughout their life cycle, on the basis of 38 measurement parameters.

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Curiosa Meravigliosa wins the X Edition of the CULTURA + IMPRESA Award in the PRO BONO APPLICATION OF VAAS category

This major prize is a fitting reward for the partnership between the City of Reggio Emilia and Marazzi Group within the project that produced Curiosa Meravigliosa, the permanent public artwork created by Joan Fontcuberta for the Palazzo dei Musei in Reggio Emilia.

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The Open Circle: listening and sustainability

Today sees the launch of an in-depth area on the website and an internal ESG information and engagement campaign is already underway. For Marazzi, the sustainability challenge is a project that must be shared with its employees and production chains.

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Sustainability? It’s planned in the supply chain

Companies derive about 90% of their carbon footprint from the things they buy, meaning from the supply chain. We’re facing a revolutionary change in approach, with sustainability being generated in the supply chain. This new strategy also involves training and communication, fundamental for engagement with businesses’ internal and external stakeholders. We discussed this with Federico Brugnoli, founder and CEO of sustainability consulting company on Spin 360, which is assisting Marazzi in an in-house training programme.

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The Green & Blue Room: Patricia Viel talks about the new concept for Marazzi and current projects

It’s reveal time for “The Green & Blue Room” at Fuorisalone 2023 with architect Patricia Viel, cofounder of ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, who conceived and oversaw the installation in the entrance area of the Marazzi showroom on via Borgogna in Milan. We talked to the famous architect about her firm’s current projects worldwide and the themes on which attention will be focused in the coming years.

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Spaces that encourage learning

A safe, comfortable school. Not just high-performing in energy terms but also attractive, sustainable and inclusive. We’re talking about Mate Engineering’s enlargement of the Middle School at Monastier di Treviso, a winner at the La Ceramica e il Progetto award, which makes wide use of porcelain stoneware

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High-performance, highly sustainable stone effect

Versatile in use, beautiful and fitting easily into the most diverse styles of decoration, stone-effect porcelain stoneware combines the loveliness of natural stones with excellent performance. The Marazzi collections offer a sustainable alternative that enables an amazing mix & match of colours, decors, textures and sizes. Like a white canvas just waiting to be decorated.

Collections
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Naturalia
Stone Look Stoneware & Wall Tiles
  • Colors 5
  • Mosaics 5
  • Surfaces 3
  • Sizes 4
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Vivo
Vivo porcelain stoneware: elegant, realistic, 3D Ink technology
  • Colors 4
  • Surfaces 2
  • Sizes 4
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Alba
Design continuity between external and internal spaces
  • Colors 4
  • Surfaces 2
  • Sizes 5
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Carácter
Antibacterial Stone Effect Porcelain Stoneware
  • Colors 6
  • Surfaces 2
  • Sizes 5
Certifications
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EPD
EPD
Marazzi Group has assessed its products’ environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from extraction and processing of the raw materials through to the recycling of demolition spoil. The findings of this LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), performed in accordance with the ISO 14040 series international standards, have been published in the Environmental Product Declaration (ISO 14025 and EN 15804), contributing to the attainment of LEED
certification credits.
ISO 17889-1
ISO 17889-1
In 2022 Marazzi Group became one of the first companies worldwide to achieve Certification under ISO 17889-1, the first international standard which assesses the sustainability of ceramic tiles by means of quantitative and qualitative criteria covering all three aspects of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.
Recycled Material
Recycled Material
Collection with a high content of recycled material, between 30 and 40% depending on the items. The series participates in obtaining LEED® credits in the Materials and Resources category.
Leed Credit
Leed Credit
The voluntary LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the most widely used international protocol for green building and sustainable design promoted by the U.S Green Building Council. The LEED® rating system is structured in 9 categories, each of which is organized into mandatory prerequisites and credits determined by the characteristics of the project.

All Marazzi ceramic and porcelain stoneware products, thanks to the ecological quality of the entire industrial production cycle, contribute to obtaining LEED® credits for buildings, in particular, for the thematic areas relating to Materials and Resources (MR), Sustainable Site (SS) and Internal Environmental Quality (EQ).

Greenguard
Greenguard
GREENGUARD GOLD Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. For further information: http://spot.ulprospector.com
NSF
NSF
The NSF Food Equipment certification programme has 22 different standards that set minimum food hygiene and protection requirements for the materials, design, manufacturing, construction and performance of equipment for handling and processing food. The materials for solid surfaces are examined based on the “NSF/ANSI 51: Food Equipment Materials” standard, which specifies the public health requirements for materials used in the construction of commercial food equipment.
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QB UPEC
QB UPEC
French QB UPEC certification provides the user with a quality guarantee: it confirms that the products delivered, marked with the QB and UPEC logos, comply with the prerequisites of the NF EN 14411 standard in accordance with the current certification rules and that they have the performance characteristics specified in the CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment - Scientific and Technical Centre for Building) “Technical Specifications for the UPEC Classification of Ceramic Floor Coverings”. The four letters refer to:

U: resistance to foot traffic wear
P: mechanical resistance to the shifting of movable and fixed objects
E: resistance to water
C: resistance to commonly used chemicals

The full, up-to-date list of certified products can be viewed at www.cstb.fr. Please contact the Marazzi Group for any further information.

FDES
FDES
Marazzi Group ha pubblicato sul database INIES la propria FDES (Fiche Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire), che descrive le prestazioni ambientali dei prodotti da costruzione e ne fornisce informazioni di carattere sanitario, in conformità alle norme ISO 14025, NF EN 15804+A1, NF EN 15804/CN
Declare Label
Declare Label
Declare is a voluntary self-declaration programme that aims to steer the building materials industry towards healthier, more eco-friendly products through transparent ingredient disclosure.

Marazzi Group’s self-declared products are classified as “Red List Free”, i.e. they do not contain any ingredients on the Living Building Challenge “Red List”:

• no chemicals that pollute the environment
• no chemicals that bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic concentrations
• no chemicals that harm construction and factory workers

HPD
HPD
Marazzi Group manufactures its products using raw materials of natural origin, such as clays, feldspars, sands and inorganic pigments. To guarantee transparency of information, the Company publishes an HPD (Health Product Declaration), a selfdeclaration on the chemical composition of the product, which allows users to assess the degree and type of hazard associated with individual components of construction products. The HPD is recognised within the LEED credits system.
CAM
CAM
Issued in 2017 by the Ministry of the Environment, the "Minimum Environmental Criteria for interior furnishings, construction and textile products" are a regulation that defines the rules for managing renovation and new construction contracts of the Public Administration in Italy, with the aim of encouraging the design and construction of buildings with a reduced environmental impact. The declaration of conformity to the Marazzi Group CAMs is available in the EPD of the Italian plants.
CCC
CCC
CCC certification, introduced in 2002, is applicable to all products imported into and manufactured in china for sale on the Chinese market. The information specified by CCC certification generally concerns health and safety and, regarding ceramic tiles in particular, specifically refers only to tiles in porcelain stoneware with absorption equal to or lower than 0.5%. The certification is issued by bodies specially accredited by the Chinese authorities, which are all based in China.
CE
CE
Marazzi Group S.r.l has fulfilled all CE Marking requirements for its products. Relevant commercial documentation is available for distributors, professionals and users on the website www.marazzi.it
UKCA
UKCA
Marazzi Group S.r.l. has fulfilled the obligations arising from the UKCA Marking, relating to the UK market, for its products. The relevant commercial documentation can be consulted by distributors, professionals, and users in the download area of this website.
ISO 14001
ISO 14001
During 2004, the Marazzi Group obtained ISO 14001 international certification which sets the prerequisites for the implementation, development and maintenance of an environmental management system, undertaking to control the environmental impacts of its production process with a view to continual improvement.
ISO 50001
ISO 50001
In 2022 Marazzi Group extended the certification of its integrated management system to embrace the measurement, control and improvement of energy performance, in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard.
ISO 45001
ISO 45001
In 2022 Marazzi Group extended the certification of its integrated management system to embrace the measurement, control and improvement of energy performance, in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard.
ISO 9001
ISO 9001
In 1994, Marazzi Group was one of the first companies in the industry to obtain ISO 9001 certification which guarantees the quality of the products and services supplied, starting from product design and development through all manufacturing phases.
GBC
GBC
Marazzi Group S.r.l. is a member of the Green Building Council Italia, an association that promotes sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly building, helping to improve people’s quality of life with the LEED® standards and certification
GPP
GPP
Marazzi is registered with Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Ceramics Industrialist's Association) as qualified under the GPP (Good Phytosanitary Practices) program for the control and shipment of ceramic tiles destined for the USA