initiatives, placing particular attention on an
environmentally-friendly production process.
The Sustainability and Social Responsibility Report is
a document illustrating the approach followed, the
commitments made and the results obtained by
Florim from the economic, social and environmental
viewpoints; this report also sets out goals for the
We decided to make public the data
and information in the report in order to
illustrate full transparency of both the
company’s impact on the environment
and the value created, supporting a
culture of corporate sustainability and
establishing a new form of dialogue.
Our company was one of the first porcelain
manufacturing companies to introduce a Sustainability
Report, an instrument now adopted by a growing
number of companies in the world.
We are committed to evolve with the
kind of energy and enthusiasim of
those looking beyond their roots:
- to transform materials with foresightedness
and with the knowledge that we are in the
vanguard of a process that respects nature;
- to grow in a context of continuous and
This vision of ecological sustainability has made
us place particular attention to materials and to a
different way of using them.
Our company is focused on pursuing sustainable
development by ensuring that the highest
ecological awareness inform all our manufacturing
processes as well as the aesthetic and
technological aspects of our products.
Concern for and preservation of
nature and the environment thus
constitute crucial foundations of all
our industrial operations.
Florim has adopted a well-aimed and functional
approach in preventing environmental risks,
preserving natural resources, ensuring the safety
of its employees, and in supporting the welfare of
the global community.
OUR EACH AND EVERY ACTIVITY IS AIMED AT:
- Reducing emissions
- Minimizing the impact on the ecosystem
- Optimizing the use of its resources.
As an active member of the U.S. Green Building
Council (USGBC), we spread awareness
throughout the entire American community and
encourage towards the use of building solutions
inspired by environmentally friendly practices.
The adoption of the eco-compatible
production system is another merit of
Italian designs produced in the U.S.
Only buildings can be “LEED certified”, not
products. In particular, numerous of our Florim
USA products contain a significant percentage in
proportion to their weight of recycled,
This feature helps to raise the LEED score in the
projects where these tiles are used.
All data concerning each individual Florim USA Product Line collections are made transparent and are available on the products’ website.
LEED Certification (500 Mile Radius)
Interested in knowing how far away you are from
our facility in Clarksville, TN?
To demonstrate its commitment, we have
engaged Clarksville Montgomery County
Green Certification (CMCGC) Program which is
designed to help businesses learn and implement
best practices in the area of environmental
stewardship in an effort to sustain the local
community’s resources through a series of free
workshops taught by environmental and other
subject area specialists.
The idea for the CMCGC Program
originated from a Leadership
Clarksville study group is based on
successful environmental initiatives
that have originated globally.
OUR APPROACH TO PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT?
- Reprocess recycled materials and
scrap glass into the products
- Avoid putting waste into the landfills
- Repurpose of as many scrap pallets
- Recycle scrap fired tile back into the
We are committed to the development of
ecologically sound building products and the
sustainability of the environment. We recycle
powders, pastes, and residues from the plant’s
We also purchase glass bottles from a local
landfill and recycle the unused tile back into the
manufacturing process. These efforts allow the
Company to offer products that can help you earn
LEED points without compromising the efficiency
of the plant and products.
Our eco-compatible production
process minimizes the negative
impacts on the environment and
allows our products to contain up to
40% recycled content.
As testimony of our will to emphasize our
commitment to environmental protection,
our brochures carry the label “ENVIRONMENT
PRIORITY ONE – Un-signature’s resources
In line with the ISO 14021 Standard
“Environmental labels and
declarations” we are committed to the
continued technological innovation of
our processes, we aim at curb our
production’s environmental impact
and we are keen on producing
long-lasting and recyclable products.
We, in Florim USA, firmly believe in our responsibility to make a positive impact. In addition to offering our customers unparalleled products and services, we endeavor to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate. We are privileged to collaborate with several organizations that share this mission.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
In 2008, we embarked on a very warm
relationship with Clarksville’s Austin Peay State
University (APSU) . Three Florim USA
Scholarships have been established in memory of
Engineer Giovanni Lucchese, founder of the
Florim Group and father of the president and
owner. Meritorious students are awarded during
an annual ceremony by our management and
In 2010, we began to offer internships to Austin
Peay students. This 12-week program provides
students with practical and theoretical knowledge
of our ceramic processes. Upon completion of the
program, the students receive corresponding
college credits, which assist them further in their
“Education is not a luxury,
but a necessity for
United Way Drive initiative:
company’s employees take an active part to
support local non-profit organizations in providing
economic assistance and psychological support
to persons in difficulty. (link www.unitedway.org)
Annual Community CARES (Community
Advocating for Every Special Citizen)
Walk and Expo:
We take part in the initiatives organized by the
Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome. A
team of people from our Company walk with over
500 walkers to provide awareness to special
citizens and the community about health,
wellness, safety and education.
Clarksville Association for Down Syndrome:
We donate to help the Association in supporting
local families and in spreading its mission.
Thanks to our partnership with Austin Peay State
University, our employees are engaged in
collecting new or lightly used books for
children and young people.
Aspire Clarksville Foundation:
Since 2010 we have signed a pladge to give an
annual donation to the Foundation, a privately
funded organization that strives to continually
improve the economy and the livability of the local
community by attracting significant capital
investment and expansion from corporations,
thereby creating better opportunities and higher
paying jobs for local residents.
We also strongly believe in helping also the
national community through a wide variety of
Every year at Thanksgiving our employees collect
food for the Salvation Army an international
movement operating over 7,546 centers in
communities across the US.
These include food distribution, disaster relief,
rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking
efforts and a wealth of children’s programs.
We have been a “Tile Partner for Humanities”
in 2010 donating 6 truckloads of installation
materials to Operation Compassion for use in the
re-building efforts after the earthquake in Haiti.
In 2011 Florim USA did another tile donation to
Habitat for Humanity to build and restore
houses for disadvantaged families.