Environment and Quality
Ceramica Fondovalle belongs to the group headed by Italcer, a leading company in the manufacture of design-led ceramic tiling, which is renowned not only for the quality of the products but also for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability in its operations.
Here at Italcer, quality, success, improvement and development are intrinsically linked to issues such as the protection of human resources and the environment, which represent the essence of our business approach and a key factor in ensuring our lasting success and ability to compete globally.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
The philosophy of Ceramica Fondovalle has always been geared towards delivering technically advanced products, offering superior quality and unrivalled aesthetics. The company has chosen, voluntarily, to obtain UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 quality system certification to demonstrate its commitment to global quality at the service of both its customers and its employees, through a set of actions guaranteeing maximum safety and effectiveness. ISO 9001:2015, developed by the International Organization for Standardization, provides guidelines and rules for the establishment of universally recognised standards, with a view to achieving continuous process improvement. With this certification, Ceramica Fondovalle constantly guarantees products and services that meet and even surpass legal, regulatory, and customer requirements, by identifying risks and opportunities for improvement, and increasing credibility through globally recognised performance
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
EMAS Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary initiative created by the EU, which companies can participate in voluntarily, to assess and improve their environmental performance, and provide the public and other relevant parties with information on their environmental management practices. The main priority of EMAS is to contribute to the implementation of sustainable economic development, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of companies.
The aim of EMAS is to encourage an ongoing improvement in environmental performance in companies, also through:
- introduction and implementation of an environmental management system by companies;
- information on environmental performance and open discussion with the public and other relevant parties, also through the publication of an environmental declaration.
The environmental management system stipulated by the EMAS standard is based on the ISO 14001:2004 standard, which outlines all the requirements. On the other hand, open discussion with the public is pursued by stipulating that organisations publish (or keep updated) an Environmental Declaration which outlines key details and information about the company, with regard to environmental aspects and impact.
EPD – Environmental Product Declaration
Voluntary certification that highlights a product/process/service’s environmental performance and commitment to sustainability
SASO - SQM Certification
SQM (Saso Quality Mark) quality certification, awarded by a Saudi certification body for the purposes of exporting products to Saudi Arabia, which is a significant market in the Middle-East.
The China Compulsory Certificate (known by the acronym ‘CCC’) is a safety mark which is required for many products entering the Chinese market and which guarantees that the raw materials used have a low radioisotope content