What is sustainable about your products?
At Tarkett, we see recycling as an important approach to the design, manufacture and return of products. This means that as a manufacturer, we place great value on healthy ingredients in our floor coverings, but also on disassemblability and high-quality reuse after use. The sensible use of resources and the minimisation of environmental impact are clearly among our goals, which we focus on throughout the entire life cycle of our floor coverings.
The transition to a circular economy is driving us to focus more on materials that are recycled and good for people’s health at the same time. In addition, resource-conserving production is important to us. Currently, 68% of Tarkett production sites are equipped with closed water circuits or do not use any water at all in their manufacturing processes (as of June 2019).
98% of the raw materials – i.e. more than 3,000 ingredients – have already been evaluated by independent third parties according to the criteria of Cradle to Cradle®. They are analyzed with regard to their effects on the environment and human health according to comprehensive criteria and optimized step by step.
Many of Tarkett’s floor coverings are also convincing because of their extremely low TVOC emissions, which fall 10 to 100 times below the strictest standards. They thus contribute to rooms with healthy indoor air.
We support reuse through our ReStart take-back programme and contribute to the protection of natural resources and the environment. Waste and secondary materials are incorporated into high-quality new products.
Inspired by the Cradle to Cradle principles, we are continually expanding our certified portfolio. Many of our floor coverings already have C2C certification, such as the iQ One (C2C Gold) and iD Revolution (C2C Gold) collections, over 95% of our DESSO carpet tiles and all linoleum floor and wall coverings. A large part of our wooden floors have also been awarded Cradle to Cradle Silver.