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.
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 (331.8 KB)
Voluntary LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the most widespread international protocol for green building and sustainable architecture promoted by the U.S Green Building Council. The LEED® rating system is structured into 9 categories, each of which is organized into mandatory prerequisites and credits determined by the characteristics of the project. Thanks to the environmental quality of the entire industrial production cycle, all Ragno’s ceramic and porcelain stoneware products are eligible for LEED® credits for buildings, in particular for thematic areas related to Materials and Resources (MR), Sustainable Site (SS) and Indoor 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
Ragno has obtained the EU Ecolabel, a European Union ecological quality mark that guarantees lower energy consumption in production processes, lower atmospheric and wastewater emissions, use of substances that are not dangerous for humans and the environment, use of quarries with correct environmental management, more effective consumer information and improved waste management. Thanks to this label of excellence, Ragno meets the Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) required for public procurement. At the EMAS – Ecolabel conference in Rome on 1 March 2006, the Italian Ministry of the Environment presented Marazzi Group with a special award for its commitment and focus on the environment. Protecting the environment is a commitment of fundamental importance for everyone, because the environment is “home to us all”. The tiles or their cuts that remain after installation are waste that is non-hazardous for the environment and is designed to be recycled. They must be assigned the European waste code EWC 170103 (tiles only) or EWC 170107 (aggregated with other demolition building material) and can be recycled as a road surface material, reclaimed filling material or for brick production. The cardboard (EWC 150101), wood (EWC 170201) and plastic materials (EWC 170203) that make up the tiles’ packaging must be appropriately recycled. For more information regarding installation of the tiles, contact the Ragno sales assistance service. More information is available on the Ecolabel website: http://www.ecolabel.eu
Ecolabel (4.0 MB)
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.
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.
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
Ragno has fulfilled the requirements necessary for use of the CE marking on its products. The relative commercial documentation is available for consultation by dealers, professionals and users on the product web pages of this site.
Accompanying Documents CE (240.3 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.
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)
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 (450.0 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
Sliperiness table Performance (983.3 KB)
Performance Declaration 001 (758.2 KB)
Performance Declaration 002 (758.7 KB)
Performance Declaration 003 (767.5 KB)
Performance Declaration 004 (692.9 KB)
Performance Declaration 005 (703.5 KB)
Performance Declaration 006 (704.8 KB)
Performance Declaration 007 (746.4 KB)
Performance Declaration 008 (418.0 KB)
Performance Declaration 009 (738.7 KB)
Performance Declaration 010 (738.5 KB)
Performance Declaration 011 (694.4 KB)
HPD (102.7 KB)