Cosentino continues to promote innovation (SDG 9) as an essential lever for sustainable development. Much of this work on innovation focuses on promoting sustainable production and the circular economy, faithful to its strategic commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 12 “Sustainable Consumption and Production”. Environmentally sustainable products, which use waste from the productive process or recycled materials in their composition, are a good example of this. In 2018, Cosentino produced 1,5 million square metres of surfaces with recovered materials, representing 19.72% of the total production.
In this sense, one of Cosentino’s major milestones in 2018 was the start-up of its own Waste Management Plant (WMP), which involved an initial investment of more than €2 million. The purpose of this facility is to treat, dispose of and recover the waste generated by the company in its production processes.