ITLAS Srl produces two and three layer wood flooring and wood cladding in its production facilities at Cordignano in the province of Treviso, Italy.
The company undertakes to protect the environment by applying and maintaining an Environmental Management System in compliance with UNI EN ISO 14001 Standards, and by publishing this environmental policy statement on its website www.itlas.it
ITLAS activities are based on care for the environment, starting with strictly controlled provision of raw materials: the wood we use comes from responsibly managed forests. In 2007 the company achieved PEFC™ certification (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification), and in 2010 FSC-COC certification (Forest Stewardship Council® – Chain of Custody). In 2009 all ITLAS flooring received a “100% Made in Italy Certificate” from the Institute for the Protection of Italian Manufacturers, guaranteeing that our wood flooring is made entirely in Italy with top quality, prime selection natural materials to the company’s exclusive models and using typical Italian craftsmanship.
Attention to the environment, as well as protection of human health: in recent years the company has adopted a water-based varnishing cycle that reduces harmful synthetic solvents. The complementary products used, such as vinyl glue, protect the health of both consumers and production operators. Our flooring is treated with natural wax or oil, or water-based varnish. Raw materials and finished products undergo strict tests regarding formaldehyde emissions and the extremely low levels are guaranteed by Class A+ certification under the French VOC Label, and by CARB certified panels for the production of all our wood flooring and cladding.
In 2009 the company signed a public-private agreement with Veneto Agricoltura – the agency that manages all Veneto forests – for supplies of beech tree trunks from the Cansiglio Forest, located just 25 kilometres from the ITLAS production facilities. This helped us create the “Assi del Cansiglio” project, which produces the first prefinished wood flooring certified as Italian. The fact that the PEFC™ certified Cansiglio Forest is so close drastically reduces our carbon footprint when transporting raw materials, as shown by the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) made in 2012 by the Venice Research Consortium. On 29 October 2018 the exceptional bad weather, known as the Vaia Tempest, dealt a heavy blow to the trees in the Cansiglio Forest. Immediately after an initial inspection and estimate of the damage, ITLAS purchased all the fallen beech trees at a price above their market value. The purpose of the initiative was to provide economic support for re-planting the forest, which is one of the oldest beech woods in Italy, of outstanding naturalistic value and host to incredible biodiversity.
Continuous improvement of the environmental performance of the company’s activities and products
Environmental friendliness and prevention of pollution by using the best economically sustainable technologies available
Observance of conformity obligations (legislative and required by the parties concerned) and other prescriptions undersigned by the company regarding environmental issues.
Training personnel to make them aware of and involved in the issues;
Cooperating with suppliers to make them aware of the issues when responding to customers’ requirements;
Cooperating with public authorities and ensuring transparency and goodwill to the neighbourhood;
Activating annual improvement plans, defining environmental objectives and targets by actuating continuous monitoring systems to track improvement actions;
Periodically re-examining our Environmental Management System to check its conformity with our Environmental Policy and the procedures for managing and achieving our set goals.
the environmental characteristics of its products by achieving environmental certification;
the production of heating and electrical energy from renewable sources, eliminating the use of fossil fuels;
reduced consumption of volatile organic compounds.