Ceramics of Italy: paths to sustainability

An extensive process of consultation with various European stakeholders will lead to the formulation of a communication and promotion plan over the coming months

The European ceramic industry towards 2050

The energy transition in hard-to-abate industrial sectors can only be achieved through a diversified portfolio of solutions, some of which are not currently available. Energy efficiency, the circular economy, green fuels, CO2 capture and electrification could cut expected direct emissions by up to 40% within 10 years


Italian ceramic tile industry: what path to decarbonisation?

The decarbonisation process is necessary for the health of the planet but is fraught with risks and potential social and economic impacts if governed by ideology rather than pragmatism

ISO 17889-1, a pioneering standard in terms of sustainability

Ceramic tiles lead the way with the first ISO international sector standard for sustainable products

ceramica italiana EPD

New Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of Italian ceramic surfaces

The sector-level EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) that has accompanied the production of Italian ceramic tiles on the markets since 2015 has been updated.

Chemical resistance of ceramics to cleaning products

Ceramic materials are resistant to chemical agents and represent a hygienic solution, helping keeping environments healthy.

Ceramica italiana sostenibilità

Italian ceramics, a sustainable choice

The sustainability of the Italian ceramic industry is based on four pivotal points: process sustainability, product sustainability, sustainability certifications, and social responsibility. Watch the video

La ceramica non brucia

Ceramic materials are incombustible

The ceramic is an inert and incombustible material, one of the building materials with the best possible performance of reaction to fire.

The sustainability of Ceramics of Italy

Ceramics of Italy for Sustainability is the name of a project which aims to determine the Italian ceramic industry’s new sustainability profile in terms of both environmental (product and process) and social aspects (quality of work and community).

Café della Stampa di Cersaie

From the European Green Deal to the energy efficiency tax credits

Architecture and the construction sector have an extraordinary opportunity: to steer urban development in new directions that are less energy-intensive and harmful, more aesthetically pleasing and inclusive

Five ways Italian tile can improve the value and safety of your home

If you’ve been working from home for the past several months, it’s likely that you’ve spent more than one lunch break and countless weekends daydreaming about (or even planning) a […]

The technology of change

Climate change and the need to protect the planet are forcing us to change our behaviour patterns. A newly emerging holistic and multidisciplinary approach to design combines the advantages of […]

Comparing the environmental performance of ceramic tiles

Italy, Germany and Spain have developed industry-average EPDs allowing for a comparison between product sustainability parameters

The Italian ceramic industry and the UN 2030 Agenda

A Review of the ceramic industry’s sustainability projects linked to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda

A new unified water label

The European Federation of Ceramic Sanitaryware Producers (FECS), of which Confindustria Ceramica is a member, has launched the Unified Water Label to help consumers choose products that make efficient use of water

Ceramics in sustainable design

Design methods capable of promoting a harmonious relationship between culture, nature and technology were the starting point for the conversation hosted by Interni as part of the Press Cafés during Cersaie

The Italian ceramic industry embraces CSR and UN Global Goals

The sustainability of the Italian ceramic industry includes actions to protect workers, the local area and the community, with a particular focus on the 2030 Agenda.

Sustainability of ceramic materials and surfaces

Product EPD, LCA, environmental certifications and above all the intrinsic nature of ceramic tiles are the key environmental factors.

Sustainability in the ceramic production and logistics cycle

Substantial investments in technological innovation and new factories and warehouses have enabled the Italian ceramic industry to establish a world leadership position.

The ceramic product and production process and the Circular Economy

The current state of aspects consistent with the Circular Economy

EPD for Italian ceramic tiles presented to the North American market at Coverings

The recent industry-average EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) for Italian ceramic tiles presented in a meeting entitled “Health, Safety, Environment, Design: Specifying Tile in Today's Sustainability Landscape” held during Coverings, the pre-eminent North American tile and stone exhibition.

Building envelopes: energy requalification, aesthetic improvement and saving

Within a climate of renewed attention to beauty and design in building construction, and under the spur of new fiscal incentives, one of the most interesting challenges contemporary architects are facing today is the issue of well-designed sustainable and energy saving building envelopes, be it simple coating solutions or more performing ones such as ventilated façades.

Italian ceramic sanitaryware: design, sustainability and cost savings

Glazed with products that inhibit the formation of mould and bacteria, new WCs all fall into 6 litre Water Ecolabel class. Used in place of standard WCs in a 50-apartment building, they allow for savings of 547,000 litres of water.

From the production process through to end products, Italian sanitaryware is becoming increasingly sustainable

All WCs fall into the 6 litre Water Ecolabel class and are the result of a production process that reuses heat from kilns for drying, recycles all defective pieces and old plaster moulds and recovers all ceramic sludge.

How our choices can improve the environment

Designing our living spaces with an awareness of the consequences of our choices is one of the most important things we can do to protect the environment.

We are what we design

The choice of materials is one of the most critical factors in the sustainability and performance of a project. The functions performed by materials go well beyond aspects of construction and aesthetics and include the energy comfort of buildings.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Italian ceramic surfaces

Confindustria Ceramica has been promoting the EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) amongst its member companies in order to communicate the green performance characteristics of ceramic surfaces that serve to earn credits in building sector rating schemes.