Sustainability is, at its core, a selfless endeavour. It’s a statement that the wasteful ways of the past will no longer stand, and to take action that supports the needs of future generations and the planet they will inherit. It’s a commitment not to take the easy route, but to be conscious and considered in your actions, and recognising that those actions have consequences.
Globally renowned designer, Cosentino, is a purveyor of luxury surfaces, and is best known for its Silestone, Dekton, and Sensa products. The company has outlined its commitment to sustainability across six facets of their operations: Provisioning, Design, Production, Distribution, Consumption, and Recycling.
In recognition that sustainability extends throughout the supply chain, the brand has committed to sustainable practices in the purchase of raw materials and services. Sustainable purchasing allows Cosentino to vastly improve productivity, evaluate performance and enable communication by fostering a culture of innovation throughout the value chain.
Excellence in sustainable design is a key pillar for the company, with a commitment to innovate new sustainable materials evident in their Silestone HybriQ+ technology. HybriQ is made with 100% renewable energy and lower crystalline silica content than reconstituted quartz variants. The brand has also committed to making ecodesign and sustainability the central principles of new product development.
By constantly searching for and implementing the best available technologies, Cosentino can elevate sustainability in their production processes to ensure optimal processes, not just of their machinery, but of their products as well. Through increased investment in automation and usage of renewable energy, Cosentino will continue to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing productivity across their range.
From its internal logistics to external delivery partners, Cosentino applies a sustainability mindset across its distribution network. Investing in a new, automated logistics warehouse and significantly expanding its distribution hubs and centers allows the company greater control over how and where its products are transported, to ensure it’s done so in the most environmentally conscious manner.
By designing durable products that come with 25-year warranties, Cosentino goes the extra mile in enabling its customers to maintain the most sustainable consumption habits possible.
Cosentino is strongly committed to the circular economy, and has detailed recycling initiatives that cover the internal processing of waste material, external recycling applications for waste, and end of lifecycle programmes. The company takes responsibility not only for its own actions, but for educating clients and providing them with viable options to take sustainable actions when their products reach the end of their lifespan.
By formalising and structuring its sustainability framework, Cosentino has been able to accurately take stock of where it is acting as sustainably as possible, and where there is still room for improvement. As a global company, this is no mean feat, and it ensures that environmental consciousness will be at the centre of everything the brand does now, and in the future.