Neolith announced it has achieved carbon neutral status.
In 2019 the brand recorded no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from gate-to-gate emissions.
It’s a significant milestone in the company’s objective to become an internationally recognized green manufacturer, producing sustainable and ecologically-friendly materials available to architects, specifiers and end users alike.
To attain carbon neutral status Neolith followed the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) and implemented a sustainability strategy coupled with carbon-offsetting.
This has led to carbon neutrality across the entire business, seeing the brand receiving 100 percent of its electricity in 2019 from renewable energy sources. This measure removed 7,690 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, 90 percent of the waste generated by Neolith is recycled and given a second life either with company operations or through authorized third party players. This demonstrates a commitment to the circular economy.
Neolith’s surfaces also embody these principles, with up to 48 percent of slab composition obtained from recycled material.
Plant machinery has been upgraded to improve energy efficiency, particularly the third line’s furnace which has benefitted from the installation of an O2 and pressure control system, reducing the amount of gas consumed.
This is complemented by a 40 percent reduction of forklift truck diesel consumption and a 20 percent decrease in hazardous waste.
A policy to reduce the amounts of single-use plastic used has also been implemented. A small, but significant step towards carbon neutrality, demonstrating Neolith’s commitment to sustainable business.