Laterlite expanded clay, as well as the rest of our range, are manufactured using the Best Available Technology (BAT) that uses natural resources efficiently, obtaining more than 5 m³ of expanded clay from 1 m³ of our abundant natural local clay. We operate an environmental management system that complies with voluntary international standard ISO 14001:2004, and Health and Safety Management Best Practice that meets British Standard BS OHSAS 18001.
Whilst we are continuing to reduce emissions from our manufacturing plants, for some time we have also been implementing a long-term programme of further development to make them more energy-efficient. At all of our factories we have replaced fossil fuels with alternative recycled combustibles and/or biomass, whilst a significant part of the electrical energy we use is now generated on site from renewable sources.
Laterlite is a partner member of the CASA CLIMA energy certification agency and is actively involved in promoting energy efficiency as a member of the Green Building Council for Italy: promoting the retention and upgrading of existing buildings and encouraging sustainability throughout the construction Industry supply chain.
Most of our products are certified by ANAB-ICEA, the Italian Accreditation Institute, for use in sustainable construction.