With a love with its roots in antiquity, and great respect: this is how Ragno has always regarded “earth” in the sense of both ceramic raw material and our planet itself. Loving ceramics also means loving nature. Ragno directs its production strategy towards ecosustainable goals, with a responsible attitude to the environment and people.
The rational, intelligent use of natural resources and energy and investment in plants with state-of-the-art technologies enable us to minimise environmental impact, by reusing waste materials and water in the production cycle.
Ragno views environmental protection, and the safeguarding of its employees’ physical and mental health and safety, as an essential prerogative, going hand in hand with its commitment to the development of sustainable research.
During 2004, obtained ISO 14001 international certification which sets the prerequisites for the implementation, development and maintenance of an environmental management system, undertaking to control the environmental impacts of its production process with a view to continual improvement.
ISO 14001 (2.1 MB)
In 2022 Marazzi Group extended the certification of its integrated management system to embrace the measurement, control and improvement of energy performance, in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard.
ISO 50001 (316.6 KB)
Marazzi Group has certified its commitment to the continuous improvement and direct involvement of all staff in the Occupational Health and Safety management system under the OHSAS 18001, now superseded by the ISO 45001 international standard, since 2018.
ISO 45001 (725.1 KB)
Ragno is a brand of Marazzi Group S.r.l. which is a member of the Green Building Council Italia, an association that promotes sustainable energy-efficient building practices, which are environmentally friendly and help improve the quality of life through LEED® certification standards.
LEED Certification (365.2 KB)
CCC certification, introduced in 2002, applies to products both imported to and produced in China for use on the country’s market. Information concerning CCC Certification generally relates to health and safety. In the case of ceramic tiles, reference is made specifically only to porcelain tiles having water absorption of 0.5% or less. Certification is obtained through institutions specifically accredited by the Chinese authorities, all based i China.
Ragno is registered with Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Ceramics Industrialists’ Association) as qualified under the GPP (Good Phytosanitary Practices) programme for the control and shipment of ceramic tiles destined for the USA.
Marazzi Group S.r.l. has fulfilled the obligations arising from the UKCA Marking, relating to the UK market, for its products. The relevant commercial documentation can be consulted by distributors, professionals, and users in the download area of this website.
Accompanying Documents UKCA (225.5 KB)
Marazzi Group has assessed its products' environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from extraction and processing of the raw materials through to the recycling of demolition spoil. The findings of this LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), performed in accordance with the ISO 14040 series international standards, have been published in the Environmental Product Declaration (ISO 14025 and EN 15804), contributing to the attainment of LEED certification credits.
In 2022 Marazzi Group became one of the first companies worldwide to achieve Certification under ISO 17889-1, the first international standard which assesses the sustainability of ceramic tiles by means of quantitative and qualitative criteria covering all three aspects of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.
ISO 17889-1 Sassuolo (319.7 KB)
ISO 17889-1 Fiorano (320.0 KB)
ISO 17889-1 Casiglie (319.3 KB)
Collection with a high content of recycled material, between 30 and 40% depending on the items. The series participates in obtaining LEED® credits in the Materials and Resources category.
Voluntary certification LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the protocol for the international diffusion of green building and the sustainable program promoted by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED® rating system is structured in 9 categories, each of which is organized into mandatory prerequisites and credits which determine the characteristics of the project. All Marazzi ceramic and porcelain stoneware products, thanks to the ecological quality of the entire industrial production cycle, contribute to obtaining LEED® credits for buildings, in particular, for the thematic areas relating to Materials and Resources (MR), Sustainable Site (SS) and Internal Environmental Quality (EQ).
GREENGUARD GOLD Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. More information is available on the site: http://spot.ulprospector.com
The NSF Food Equipment certification programme has 22 different standards that set minimum food hygiene and protection requirements for the materials, design, manufacturing, construction and performance of equipment for handling and processing food.
The materials for solid surfaces are examined based on the “NSF/ANSI 51: Food Equipment Materials” standard, which specifies the public health requirements for materials used in the construction of commercial food equipment.
French QB UPEC certification provides the user with a quality guarantee: it confirms that the products delivered, marked with the QB and UPEC logos, comply with the prerequisites of the NF EN
14411 standard in accordance with the current certification rules and that they have the performance characteristics specified in the CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment - Scientific
and Technical Centre for Building) “Technical Specifications for the UPEC Classification of Ceramic Floor Coverings”. The four letters refer to:
U: resistance to foot traffic wear
P: mechanical resistance to the shifting of movable
and fixed objects
E: resistance to water
C: resistance to commonly used chemicals
The full, up-to-date list of certified products can be viewed at www.cstb.fr. Please contact the Marazzi Group for any further information.
Marazzi Group has published its FDES (Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire) on the INIES database; the Fiche describes the environmental performance of building products and also provides health information regarding them, in accordance with the ISO 14025, NF EN 15804+A1 and NF EN 15804/CN standards.
FDES (947.1 KB)
Declare is a voluntary self-declaration programme that aims to steer the building materials industry towards healthier, more eco-friendly products through transparent ingredient disclosure.
Marazzi Group’s self-declared products are classified as “Red List Free”, i.e. they do not contain any ingredients on the Living Building Challenge “Red List”:
• no chemicals that pollute the environment
• no chemicals that bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic concentrations
• no chemicals that harm construction and factory workers
Declare Label (597.1 KB)
Marazzi Group manufactures its products using raw materials of natural origin, such as clays, feldspars, sands and inorganic pigments. To guarantee transparency of information, the Company publishes an HPD (Health Product Declaration), a selfdeclaration on the chemical composition of the product, which allows users to assess the degree and type of hazard associated with individual components of construction products. The HPD is recognised within the LEED credits system.
HPD (102.7 KB)
Issued in 2017 by the Ministry of the Environment, the "Minimum Environmental Criteria for interior furnishings, construction and textile products" are a regulation that defines the rules for managing the renovation and new construction contracts of the Public Administration in Italy, with the aim of encouraging the design and construction of buildings with a reduced environmental impact.
The declaration of conformity to the Marazzi Group CAMs is available in the EPD of the Italian plants.