Sustainability for Coem

SUSTAINABILITY FOR COEM

OUR COMMITMENT
FOR A BETTER FUTURE

For Coem, sustainability is a value aimed at creating beauty, a promise of happiness and a powerful form of energy to reach even further. Sharing and storytelling are the basis of our commitment to give meaning to the present and build a better future by inspiring positive ideas and actions.

For years we have been trying to combine sustainability with the technical performance and visual appeal of our ceramic surfaces, through an ongoing process of technological innovation and dedicated management procedures, by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, protecting the health and safety of our staff, customers and co-workers, and through responsible and transparent practices.

Over time, we have developed a wider-ranging plan of action to include challenges focused on people and the planet, and increasingly stringent social and environmental goals.

KNOW. LISTEN.
IMPROVE.

Fulfilling our pledges for sustainability is a huge challenge that we cannot tackle alone. That’s why we are working together with our suppliers, international organisations, and other companies in the industry to promote real change by pooling our efforts.

Our commitment to social responsibility and continuous improvement, according to sustainability principles, is especially evident in the various environmental and safety certifications obtained over the years for compliance with reference standards, which have distinguished Coem among the leading companies in the sector that operate in this field.

TOTAL QUALITY

The quality issue involves the company across the board, from our processes to products, and from distribution to business relations.

All of our processes are certified in accordance with international standards for quality (UNI EN ISO 9001:2015), environment (ISO 14001: 2015 EMAS) and safety (UNI ISO 45001:2018), and have thus obtained recognition for management excellence from Certiquality. Coem manufactures outstanding ceramic products that fully reflect all the aesthetic characteristics of a Made in Italy design, combined with high chemical, physical and mechanical performance to guarantee durability.

Our products have obtained theEPD (Environmental Product Declaration) a certified declaration that provides environmental data on the life cycle of products in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025.

Since 2009, Coem has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), non-profit association that for years has championed the transformation of the construction market towards more sustainable forms of building that include energy and water savings, reduction of CO2 emissions, and improvement of the ecological quality of interiors, materials and resources used. Due to the technical and structural characteristics of our products and their high content of recyclable material, they can contribute to a building's score according to LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) parameters and have been certified by the external body CERTIQUALITY for this purpose.

RECOGNISED
SUSTAINABILITY

ISO 17889-1 Sustainability for ceramic tiles

Since 2022, compliance of Coem’s products with the ISO 17889-1 standard on the sustainability of ceramic tiles has been independently verified. The new standard promotes a unique and international standard to evaluate the environmental, economic and social impact of ceramic tiles. The evaluation system is composed of 38 indicators, 15 of which are mandatory for establishing the minimum pre-requisites that a tile must have in order to be defined as sustainable. If a product does not meet all these criteria, it will not be able to obtain the certification. The remaining 23 requirements are voluntary and assign a score from 100 to 130 according to the different levels of product and process performance.

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TRANSPARENCY IN
BUSINESS RELATIONS

We adhere to the Code of Ethics for the sector promoted by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Ceramic Industry Confederation), which imposes transparency and clarity in the origin of porcelain stoneware and which regulates the use of the Ceramics of Italy brand only for ceramic products manufactured entirely in Italy. In 2022 we also updated and shared the ethical code in compliance with the Organisational Model 231.

COEM FOR THE “UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) “

Coem refers to the UN 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a new approach-guide for corporate sustainability.
The 17 goals are an international Plan of Action shared by governments and the business world, with 169 specific interconnected targets to save the planet, promote economic prosperity, and empower people and social development.
Coem draws inspiration from this international framework to qualitatively measure how its actions contribute to the achievement of common goals and in a time perspective.