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 UNI ISO 45001 .
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 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.