SUSTAINABILITY

The ceramic tile industry, like most industries, has witnessed many significant developments in recent years. From the invention of new manufacturing processes to the integration of new materials, this progress has seen ceramic products expand into more sectors and cover more applications than ever before.

 

In acknowledgement of these advances, we at Blackrock realise that it is our responsibility to partner with suppliers who have proven their commitment to producing a sustainable product. 

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FLORIM is a global leader in the tile manufacturing industry and is renowned all around the world for producing an exceptional-quality product. Naturally, FLORIM also lead the way when it comes to environmental sustainability. Over the years, FLORIM have made many targeted investments aimed at increasing sustainability across a wide variety of their internal company systems. From their industry-leading water and waste management, to their extensive energy-generation systems, FLORIM have consistently proven their commitment to sustainability and to the environment. 

To date, FLORIM have received numerous accreditations for their sustainable products and practises, however their most recent certification is undoubtedly their finest achievement yet. Cementing their position at the forefront of the ceramic tile industry, FLORIM have become the very first ceramic company in the world to become B Corp Certified.

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ABOUT B CORPS

"Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy."<www.bcorporation.eu/about-b-corps>

B CERTIFICATION

Certifying as a B Corporation goes beyond product- or service-level certification. B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance. The B Impact Assessment evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact workers, customers, the wider community and the environment. Also involved are evaluations of a company's supply chain and input materials, charitable giving and employee benefits. B Corp Certification proves a business is meeting the highest standards of verified performance. <https://bcorporation.eu/certification>

HOW FLORIM HAVE ACHIEVED B CORP CERTIFICATION

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WATER

Virtually no environmental impact of wastewater discharges is specified at FLORIM. All wastewater from the production cycle at the Group’s locations is 100% reused.

 

The only water not recycled is that utilised for the company’s washrooms and kitchens. 

Furthermore, with by working with their partners FLORIM have developed systems that operate without using water, making them even greener.

ENERGY

FLORIM have installed more than 45,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels and two cogeneration plants. In optimal conditions FLORIM now self-generate up to 100% of the electricity needed to run their factories.

Additionally, FLORIM's photovoltaic plants have cut CO2 emissions. Since 2011, FLORIM have saved more than 12 million kg of CO2.

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WASTE

FLORIM have implemented procedures which have enabled them to recover and reuse 100% of the raw tile and slab waste and dust residues within the production process.

Moreover, these procedures have permitted the recycling of almost 99% of total waste, internally and externally.

 

Exceptionally, besides the waste from their own production cycle, FLORIM are also able to recycle waste generated by other producers.

SAVE 5% ON YOUR TILE ORDER

We at Blackrock are always striving to bring our customers products that are both visually stunning and of the highest quality. In acknowledgement of the above, we also realise that the way in which our products are produced is of equal, if not greater importance.

With this in mind, you can now save 5% off the RRP simply by purchasing sustainable products that are 'MADE IN FLORIM.'

 

Across our website, each of the featured collections are always accompanied by the relevant manufacturer. By selecting products manufactured by FLORIM (or any of the Group's subsidiaries; Rex, Casa Dolce Casa Casamood, Cerim, Floor Gres, CEDIT) this 5% saving will automatically be applied.

Terms & Conditions:

This offer is not available in conjunction with any other sales or discounts

This offer applies only to the purchase of FLORIM products

This offer does not apply to orders for multiple products unless all products in the order are FLORIM products