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Dekton® By Cosentino Is Officially Recognized As Carbon Neutral

And for good reasons!

The year is 2020 and with all the natural disasters happening, the earth has had enough of our carbon footprint. 

Dekton® by Cosentino, an innovative ultra-compact surface for the world of architecture and design is now officially a carbon neutral product with its manufacturing done without releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Taking climate change seriously, Cosentino Group practices sustainability and environmental management by achieving carbon neutrality throughout the life cycle of their products. 

Dekton® Products: Liquid Sky and Liquid Shell 

Do you know the differences between Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions?

Scope 1: Direct emissions from an organisation such as their facilities or vehicles. This includes fuel combustion on site such as gas boilers, fleet vehicles and air-conditioning leaks. 

Scope 2: Indirect transmission from electricity purchased and used by the organisation, as well as steam, heating and cooling for their own use.

Scope 3: All other indirect emissions from sources not under their control, such as employee commute, business travel and waste from operations. 

Dekton®’s Heat-Recovery Tunnels

Cosentino covers all these scopes from the extraction of the raw material and calculation of the direct and indirect emissions from its production cycle, and those derived from its use, all the way to the end of the product’s life. For Dekton®, a 7% reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission is attained. In order to achieve carbon neutrality, Dekton® has invested in GHG emission reduction projects to offset its emissions.

Dekton®’s Exterior Factory 

“In Cosentino we are progressing alongside the international momentum in the transition to a low-carbon economy, promoting energy efficiency, emissions reduction and sustainable mobility. This approach enhances our innovative character and allows us to improve processes with a vision of the future and, ultimately, combines our performance with strategic goals such as innovation (SDG 9), sustainable production (SDG 12), and climate action (SDG 13)”, says Antonio Urdiales, Environment Director of Cosentino Group. 

Antonio Urdiales, Environment Director of Cosentino Group. Image via Cosentino

He also added that, “This achievement, that encompasses the whole life cycle of Dekton®, fills us with pride as it recognises the work done over the years towards carbon neutrality, circular economy and the fight against climate change.”

Cosentino’s Container House featuring Dekton®

We hope that more organisations will follow suit in this mission to save the planet. Before we know it, it may be too late.

Let’s strive to leave a better place for our future generations to grow up in. 

Cover image via Material Bank

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