The most ecological and sustainable choice
Natural slate is a mineral product. Its production process from the quarry to installation is highly efficient, and it does not employ any chemical products. Therefore, making it completely ecological.
The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), which evaluates the environmental impact of a product from extraction to the final disposal, confirms that natural slate is an ecological option for any architectural project.
Furthermore, the independent database, Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE, University of Bath), highlights natural slate as the material with the lowest number of adverse impacts on the environment.
As during its transformation process it requires less water, consumes less energy and pollutes much less than any other alternative:
*Comparative evaluation with the information published in the French database INIES in September 2014: https://www.base-inies.fr/iniesV4/dist/consultation.html
CUPA PIZARRAS is officially a carbon-neutral company according to the Carbon Trust. We offset the CO2 emissions caused by our operations through projects to plant trees in the UK and to protect the Amazon rainforest.
We are committed to strict measurement of our emissions and we have created an ambitious reduction plan for the next two years. We are the only slate producer company who invest to reduce and offset its carbon emissions.
Our commitment to the environment is reflected in the products we produce and sell. We are constantly looking for improvements in our production process that allows us to become an even more efficient and environmentally friendly company.We have innovative and pioneering solutions on the market, focused on the reduction of energy and CO2 consumption.
We are proud to have the most prestigious international certifications, which highlights our commitment with sustainability and environmental protection.
CUPA PIZARRAS has ISO 14001 certification, specifically reflecting our environmental protection plan. We were pioneers in the natural slate sector when obtaining this certification and we continue to lead in the search for new methods to reduce the environmental impact of our business.
BRE Global Verified EPD
BRE Global is an independent certification body, internationally recognized for its experience in evaluating Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). BRE Global certification ensures the most in-depth analysis and confirms our slate’s quality.
The French FDES Environment and Health Declarations are standardised documents that analyse the complete life cycle of our products and certify their low environmental impact.
The global certification Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) confirms that our slate is a sustainable construction material with low environmental impact.
If you have any questions, our experienced team on slate is at your disposal.