At RMC, we develop innovative and ecologically sustainable compact marble that contributes to the comfort and future of architecture and construction.
Since 2015, we have been optimizing processes to reduce the impact of production and products on the environment. In the construction sector, the transparency of information related to production processes is becoming increasingly important. There is also a growing preference for the use of products that come from sustainable sources and offer clean end-of-life options.
From homes to hotels, restaurants and libraries, from museums to offices, our products are suitable for any residential or commercial project, offering exceptional comfort and performance.
Our product development concept is based on a proposition of using surplus materials from other production lines.
Most of these materials come from quarries, which exclude smaller stones or irregularly shaped blocks.
At RMC, we take advantage of the diversity of these materials and, using our R&D expertise, enhance their value through transformation.
RMC privileges the acquisition of raw materials from geographic proximity - mostly from Portugal and Spain.
With this choice, we are adding value to the natural heritage of the Iberian Peninsula and reducing the effects associated with long-distance transport by decreasing carbon dioxide emissions
Our manufacturing facilities are equipped with a water treatment station that processes water resulting from every production stage of the process.
After being treated, 97% of this water is reintroduced into the process. This internal reuse cycle is relevant as it reduces water consumption and values this essential natural resource.
We guarantee that the energy supply in our facilities comes from renewable sources - Wind and Solar - reducing the emission of greenhouse gases that are harmful to living beings.
All RMC waste is sent to licensed entities after proper separation and characterization by type.
This ensures that appropriate reuse, recycling, and disposal are carried out in accordance with current regulations.
Of the industrial waste generated during the production process, 99% is destined for recycling.
This process ensures that waste is sent to waste management operators who are properly licensed for each respective waste category.
Regarding our finished products, we have indicators of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions that comply with the requirements for Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certification. These tests show that VOC emissions are very low after installing our material in various locations such as homes, schools, and hospitals.
RMC material has been tested for VOC emissions and obtained certifications in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. Ongoing tests are being conducted for certification renewal.
Following the increasing demand for sustainable building materials, our internal R&D department has ongoing projects that focus on developing new products, applications, and solutions.
These projects are specifically designed to tackle challenges, minimize the environmental impact, promote change, and bring added value to the construction and architecture industries.