Franchi Umberto Marmi and sustainability

by Editorial Staff

Compasses Magazine

Through a virtuous path, Franchi Umberto Marmi went from simply being responsive regarding environmental regulatory or legislative changes to be proactive in enhancing all the processes, with the aim of reducing any kind of impact.

Today, the Company can boast many goals achieved and a series of important certifications awarded thanks to the awareness and responsibility as well as the utmost the respect for raw materials and nature. Franchi Umberto Marmi currently has an Integrated Certification System (Quality, Environment, Safety) pursuant to international standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. Thanks to this last certification, it can guarantee a constant implementation to improve the performances in relation to various aspects.

Equally important is the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a voluntary certification by the Company that testifies the limited environmental impact of the slabs production cycle compared, for example, to ceramic products, since almost no chemical products are used. The same supply chain also produces very low quantities of CO2, due to the proximity between the place of supply of raw materials (quarry) and the place of their processing.

The constant commitment of Franchi Umberto Marmi in managing the Group’s quarries in a modern way and in fully enhancing the mining site led to a rationalisation of the resource use and consequently to a reduction of basic raw material consumption.
On this basis, the Company adopted the Life Cycle Assessment, including the entire supply chain, from the extraction to the product recycling, according to a «cradle to gate with options» approach. The overall analysis pointed out that the life cycle management by Franchi Umberto Marmi is consistent with the circular economy standards.

Thanks to the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration, today Bettogli marble slabs of Franchi Umberto Marmi are recognised all over the world for their environmental certification and for their high rating given to the buildings where they are located according to LEED (USA), BREEAM (UK, NL, ES, DE, ecc.), ENERGY STAR (USA), GREEN STAR (AUS, NZL), HQE (FR) programmes.

In addition, Franchi Umberto Marmi acts according to business 4.0 paradigms: the progressive digital transformation and constant innovation of production processes fostered the beginning of this new phase, making the entire production cycle interconnected and maximally efficient totally guaranteeing the product quality and a minimum environmental impact.

Franchi Umberto Marmi s.p.a.
Via Del Bravo 14 – 16
54033 Carrara (MS) – Italia

Art Direction Danae Project
Photo Lorenzo Borgianni
T. +39 0585 70057



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