Last month’s UN climate report revealed some sobering truths: If global greenhouse emissions are not reduced by 2025, the Earth’s livable future is in dire jeopardy. As such, the need to prioritize sustainability has never been more critical. With buildings accounting for almost 40 per cent of annual CO2 emissions, both new builds and renovations offer opportunities to make a significant climate impact. One of the easiest ways to do so is by selecting environmentally conscious materials. Luckily, industry leaders like quartz countertop brand Caesarstone are already paving the way with sustainable and stylish products that stand the test of time.
Caesarstone’s unwavering commitment to the environment spans the product life cycle from material sourcing to end-of-life. Though raw quartz is abundant in nature, the company is conscious about its resource consumption, with many of its countertops fabricated in part with pre-consumer recycled materials, such as mirror and glass.
Between 2015 and 2020, Caesarstone was able to halve its consumption of resources like sand, resin, additives, pigments and premix, while also reducing packaging waste by an impressive 70 per cent. Their low-maintenance products are free of sealants, but still wipe down easily with soap and water, reducing the need for unnecessary chemical cleaning agents.
Caesarstone’s sustainability efforts are not limited to the products themselves. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities aim to reduce its carbon footprint, emissions, water consumption and waste while increasing the use of renewable energy. Caesarstone recycles approximately 95% of the water used in its facilities, and its energy usage is already on a steady decline with the lofty goal of a 10 per cent reduction by 2025.
In consideration of its impact across the entire supply chain, Caesarstone is also seeking to incorporate more eco-conscious modes of transportation into its distribution strategy. Committed to continuous improvement, the brand is at the forefront of innovation and is actively pursuing the research and development of greener processes in alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Caesarstone’s ardent concern for the environment also extends to the construction of its facilities. The company’s new UK headquarters, for instance, are equipped with water harvesting features, solar panels and motion sensor-activated lighting to reduce energy consumption.
Eligible for the LEED accreditation program’s Materials and Resources credit and recycled content calculation, incorporating Caesarstone products can help designers meet their own projects’ sustainability goals. And for conscious consumers, the company’s non-toxic products are GREENGUARD GOLD-certified, with low emissions ensuring optimal indoor air quality.
The same thoughtful approach to sustainability is paid to Caesarstone products’ quality. With unparalleled durability, their quartz countertops are designed to last and backed by a lifetime warranty, extending the product life cycle and eliminating waste. Take, for instance, the company’s Outdoor Collection, whose hard-wearing, stain-resistant surfaces are designed with a patented UV-resistant resin that holds up to the elements.
In an era of rapidly evolving trends, a sense of timelessness must accompany durability to eliminate costly and wasteful redesigns. Caesarstone’s new Pebbles Collection recently launched at Toronto’s IDS 2022, embodies this notion whole-heartedly with five neutral and nature-inspired colourways that will surely outlast fleeting fads.
At its core, sustainability is about meeting the needs of today without sacrificing the needs of the future. On a mission to “bring the magic of the earth’s raw materials into people’s homes,” Caesarstone’s products are expertly designed to withstand the demands of modern living, while carefully preserving the natural world that inspires them.
This content was published by Azure on behalf of Caesarstone.
The quartz countertop brand’s eco-conscious products don’t compromise on style.