For Stone Italiana, being certified for quality, safety and sustainability in all parts of our business is crucial to our credibility and proof of how seriously we take our responsibility to the environment, our people, our customers and all end users of our products no matter the application.
We apply an integrated Quality, Health & Safety and Environment system to our corporate systems and manufacturing processes that is compliant with ISO and OHSAS certifications. Our focus on human welfare and environmental protection has driven us to secure numerous internationally recognised product certifications over the years. We voluntarily hold these independent verifications of our material composition, performance, sustainability and quality as proof to our customers and end consumers of our high standards of quality and safety.
To find out more read about our certifications below and read about the finer details of each by downloading our certifications brochure.
ISO 9001: 2015 Quality and Customer Satisfaction
This is the standard Stone Italiana uses to implement a business management and quality management system aimed at guiding business processes and improving the efficacy and efficiency of both production systems and performance. Stone Italiana’s goal is to gain and increase customer and end-consumer satisfaction through a continual process of assessing and analysing the company’s business performance.
ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management
This is a voluntary certification which Stone Italiana uses to implement an Environmental Management System ensuring careful use of base materials, monitoring of emissions into the atmosphere, management of chemicals and monitoring of environmental risks.
OHSAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) is a voluntary certification which Stone Italiana uses to implement an Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
CE MARKING Conformity with European Standards
European Union Regulation 305/11 stipulates that building work must be planned and carried out in such a way as not to endanger the safety of people or goods. To this end, Stone Italiana SPA guarantees that its flooring materials comply with the European harmonized technical standard UNI EN 15285:2008 on “Modular Tiles for Flooring and Stairs”.
EC Regulation no. 1935/2004 Food Contact Materials
In the European Union, food contact materials are governed by Regulation (EC) no. 1935/2004, which lays down the general principles for all materials that may come into contact with foodstuffs.
This Directive contains two distinct positive lists of all the monomers and additives suitable for food contact; it establishes an overall migration limit (OML) for substances composing the material that may come into contact with foodstuffs and that are released by the product into the food (which may depend on the temperature of use) of 60mg/kg, and for some substances lays down even stricter specific migration limits (SML).
The formulations used by Stone Italiana are specifically designed for food contact and make use only of the substances contained on the positive lists mentioned above.
GREENGUARD & GREENGUARD GOLD Environmental health
Stone Italiana materials are safe for both people and the environment: they do not contain or emit volatile substances such as VOCs, which is why they have been awarded the prestigious GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD certifications.
All the surfaces produced by Stone Italiana for use as flooring and wall treatments have been declared “low emitting”. In indoor environments and schools, they help keep indoor pollution levels to a minimum and therefore meet the strict criteria imposed by the GreenGuard certification programme.
GREENGUARD certifies the products and materials used in the construction of buildings; the requirements and criteria for emissions tests reflect the parameters for construction and protect the health of all those who use commercial spaces.
The GREENGUARD GOLD certification concerns the materials and construction tools used in schools and healthcare facilities. Recognising that children and the sick are more sensitive to chemical pollution, the Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI) has developed a certification programme with even tighter VOC emission limits than those set for commercial spaces.
NSF 51 Food Safety
The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) is the largest organisation in the world in the realm of assessing and certifying the products and materials destined for contact with foodstuffs and their suitability for coming into contact with foodstuffs. The NSF mark, synonymous with public health, is recognised around the world as a symbol of the high standards of safety of all the products it certifies, meaning that customers can rest easy when purchasing anything with NSF certification.
Stone Italiana’s materials have been awarded the prestigious NSF/ANSI Std. 51 mark (National Sanitation Foundation - Food Equipment Materials), guaranteeing that they are safe for contact with foodstuffs. They fulfil the strict chemical analysis criteria for the certification, proving that the materials used to manufacture them meet international food safety requirements.
MED Maritime safety
In 1993, the certifications and certification bodies of the Professional Associations for Industry and Commerce of the Federal Republic of Germany established the “BG test and certification body BG-PRÜFZERT”. This federation is made up of the certification bodies of the expert commissions appointed by the occupational health and safety institutes belonging to the German professional orders.
Stone Italiana has BG-PRÜFZERT certification for its standards of surface flammability, which conform to IMO (International Maritime Organization) standard IMO FTPC parts 2 & 5.