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Environmental policy


ITLAS Srl produces two and three-layer wood floors. The production plant is based in Cordignano, in the Treviso province. The company is committed to protecting the environment both by applying and maintaining over time an Environmental Management System which meets the UNI EN ISO 14001 requirements, and by making the hereby policy available to the public, even publishing the document on its official website

ITLAS has based its business on attention for the environment, starting from researching a raw material which is rigidly controlled: the wood used comes from controlled forests which are managed in a correct and responsible way. In 2007, the company obtained the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), while in 2012 it obtained the Forest Stewardship Council – Chain of Custody (FSC ®-COC) certification. In 2009, Assi del Cansiglio, Tavole del Piave and Legni del Doge obtained the “100% Made in Italy Certificate” issued by the Istituto per la Tutela dei Produttori Italiani (Institute for the Safeguard of Italian Manufacturers), guaranteeing that the wood floors they (we) produce are entirely made in Italy, with quality, first-choice natural materials, created on models which are exclusively designed by the company and adopting traditional Italian artisan carving workmanship.

Attention for the environment, but also continuous attention towards human health: in these years the company has adopted a water-based varnishing cycle in order to reduce the presence of synthetic solvents which are dangerous for the environment. The complementary products used, such as vinyl glues, protect the health of the consumer and of the production operators. The floors are treated with natural wax and oil, or with water-based varnish. The product is subject to strict controls regarding formaldehyde emissions, both on the raw material and on the finished product. Since 2009, the company has stipulated a public-private agreement with Veneto Agricoltura (Veneto Agriculture) – a body which manages the forests of the Veneto region – to provide beech logs from the Cansiglio Forest, which is 35 km(away) from the company's production plant. Itlas has given life to the project “Assi del Cansiglio”, creating the first pre-finished floor in certified Italian wood. The closeness of the Cansiglio forest, which is PEFC certified, to the company contributes – as proven by the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study conducted in 2012 with Consorzio Venezia Ricerche (Venice Research Consortium) – to a drastic reduction of CO2 equivalent emissions during the phase of transportation of the raw material.

ITLAS' aims are:
  • continuous improvement of the environmental performance of its activity and products

  • prevention of pollution using the best technology available which is financially sustainable

  • respect for legal provisions, and other regulations that the company supports, which concerns its environmental aspects.

This commitment is put into effect by:
  • training, raising awareness among and involving staff

  • raising awareness among suppliers and their collaboration in answering clients' requests

  • collaboration with Public Authorities and transparency and availability with the neighbourhood

  • carrying out yearly improvement plans with the definition of environmental objectives and related goals, and the activation of continuous monitoring systems to follow the implementation of improvement activities

  • recurring re-examination of the Environmental Management System to verify its conformity to the Environmental Policy and to management procedures and to see if the desired environmental objectives have been reached.

In particular, ITLAS is committed to improving its environmental performance in relation to:
  • product environmental characteristics with the achievement of specific certifications

  • production of thermal and electric energy through renewable sources, eliminating the use of fossil fuel

  • reduction in the use of volatile organic composts

These objectives are pursued through continuous research, investments and technological innovation in the processing, experimentation and introduction of products with less environmental impact.