By compensating its carbon footprint, Neolith stopped releasing gate-to-gate CO2 emissions in 2019.
To attain the highly-prized carbon neutral status Neolith followed the internationally recognised Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) and implemented a dynamic, innovation-led sustainability strategy coupled with tactical, high value carbon off-setting.
These measures have led to carbon neutrality across the entire business, significantly seeing the brand receiving 100% of its electricity in the year 2019 from renewable energy sources. This means no less than 7,690 tons of CO2 emissions have been removed.
On the other hand, 90% of the waste generated by Neolith is recycled and given a second life either with company operations or through authorised 3rd party players which goes to prove the brand’s solid commitment to a circular economy. Neolith surfaces also embody these principles, with up to 48% of the weight of each slab produced from recycled material.
Plant machinery has been upgraded to improve energy efficiency, particularly the 3rd line’s furnace which has benefitted from the installation of an O2 and pressure control system, significantly reducing the amount of gas consumed. This is complemented by a 40% reduction of forklift truck diesel consumption and a 20% decrease in hazardous waste.
A policy has also been implemented to reduce the quantity of disposable plastic which is a small measure yet leads to major progress in reaching carbon neutrality.
“I’m proud that architects, designers and consumers can choose Neolith’s surfaces, confident they are investing in the greenest Sintered Stone available. This will make their projects even more eco-friendly.” – Mar Esteve Cortés, Neolith CMO
As a company, Neolith bases its business practices on sustainability and environmental respect. Neolith aims to continue to create an environmentally friendly surface whilst growing their sustainability strategy in future.Discover the Neolith Range