Two New Certificates for VitrA, The Leader of Sustainability in Tiles Sector

Two new certificates for VitrA, the leader of sustainability in tiles sector...
VitrA, the first brand entitled for the "European Union Eco-Label" with its tile products in the Turkish ceramics sector in 2011, has been granted two more new certificates that perform the environmental impact assessment. VitrA is granted the EPD and Greenguard certificates which prove that VitrA's products “respect the nature and the human health”. 

EPD Certificate: Nature-friendly in all processes...
The porcelain tiles produced in Bozüyük and Tuzla by VitrA Tiles are entitled to receive the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) which proves that the tiles are “environmentally friendly”. German Construction and Environment Institute IBU (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.), which implements life cycle assessment for porcelain tiles of VitrA, issued a five-year certificate in accordance with ISO 14040/44 standard. In the certification process, all the environmental effects of the porcelain tiles have been assessed from the raw material phase to their being evaluated as waste, and it has been officially registered that the products are environmentally friendly. 

Greenguard and Greenguard Gold Certificates: The products that enhance the quality of life...
Additionally, VitrA Tiles applied for a product certification program performed by Greenguard Environment Institute (GEI), an independent non-profit organization. According to the assessment committed by GEI, VitrA's 7 different tiles series, including Arkitekt porcelain floor tiles, Arkitekt Color wall and floor tiles, mosaic tiles, residential porcelain tiles, bathroom and floor tiles, have acquired Greenguard and Greenguard Gold Certificates since April 2013. Enabling easier recognition of “healthier” products, Greenguard is a globally known certification program by extensive, sustainable building programs as well as LEED and BREEAM, and pursuant to the legislation. It aims creation of atmospheres with "high quality internal air", protecting the human health and enhancing the quality of life. In this context, it certifies all the products used inside buildings; and it promotes the use of materials with chemical emissions which do not threaten human health indoors through production processes limiting the content of environmental pollutants. 

VitrA Tiles shows ultimate attention to the reduction of carbon emissions, and energy and natural resources savings in all the process of production, design and management in accordance with Eczacıbaşı Building Products Group's Blue Life understanding.