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Committed to sustainability

At Surface Squared we are committed to providing you with materials that help you achieve beautifully-designed spaces that have minimal impact on the environment, are healthy for the inhabitants, and contribute towards a sustainable future. One of the reasons we choose to work with our European supplier Abet Laminati is because they share the same environmental respect that we do. Their products have achieved a range of environmental certifications, which we are pleased to pass on to our Australian customers.

Abet GoGreen:

the sustainable footprint of Abet Laminati

Our world leading supplier, Abet Laminati, has always been committed to working in full respect of environmental protection and continues to invest in a company policy oriented towards reducing environmental impacts throughout the entire product life cycle.
When we talk about environmental sustainability, the main goal is to keep our natural ecosystem in balance. Abet Laminati has introduced a series of useful behaviors and processes to reduce environmental impacts and has recently published a catalogue entitled ‘Abet GoGreen’, which illustrates the company’s vision, results and next goals.

The forest stewardship council (FSC)

The “Chain of Custody” certifications guarantee that the final product is made of material from well-managed FSC® or PEFC-certified forests and other controlled sources. The forest stewardship council (FSC) and programme for the endorsement of forest certification (PEFC) verify that products are handled correctly at every stage of production – from forest to shelf.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Our trademark product high pressure laminate, and Stratificato compact laminate have also achieved an environmental product declaration (EPD). This independently verified document provides transparent information about the life-cycle environmental impact. All EPDs are voluntary and registered in the international database, searchable by anyone, anywhere.

Indoor Advantage Gold

Indoor Advantage Gold certification assures that building material products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict indoor air quality (IAQ) chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with CDPH/ EHLB Standard Method 01350 V1-2 for VOC emissions of concerns.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Among the most widespread green rating systems for buildings is LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design). This is an international voluntary building certification, verified by third party. LEED scheme provides project teams a framework to design, build and manage healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving buildings. Abet Laminati HPL (high pressure decorative laminate), thanks to its properties can contribute to achieve credit points in LEED system.

Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Abet Laminati strongly believes in universal principles as guidelines for business and investment decisions, and is committed to implementing actions that support the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).