Tarkett has released its Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSR) report, showcasing the company’s sustainability commitment and progress.
The non-financial performance statement has been audited by an independent third-party organization, KPMG. In 2018, the company reports not only reducing its environmental footprint but also
Sustainability performance highlights include:
- Material assessment and transparency: 98% of raw materials – representing more than 3,000 materials – are third-party assessed for their impact on people’s health and the environment based on Cradle to Cradle criteria.
- Flooring contributing to indoor air quality: 97% of flooring has low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions, i.e. 10 to 100 times lower than the strictest standards.
- Healthy indoor spaces: By end 2018, 100% of vinyl production sites in Europe, North America, Serbia, and China use non-phthalate plasticizer technology ]in flooring.
- Preservation of resources: 70% of raw materials do not contribute to resource scarcity, being abundant in nature, rapidly renewable or recycled.
- Recycled resources: 134,000 tons of recycled materials are used as raw materials, representing 10% of the volume of purchased raw materials.
back: 102,000 tons of flooring were collected from 2010 to 2018 through ReStart, Tarkett’s flooring collection program in Europe and North America. take
- Climate change: Greenhouse gas emissions (per square meter of manufactured product kgCO2e/m²) were reduced by 8.5% in 2018 versus 2010. Twenty-seven percent of the energy consumption comes from renewable sources, such as biomass, geothermal, solar or purchased ‘green’ electricity.
- Supporting communities: Through Tarkett Cares, the company encourages all employees to spend up to two days per year of their work time on charity initiatives. In 2018, 1,300 employees were involved in 170 initiatives and over €800,000 contributions were made to community initiatives.
- Developing talents: Through Tarkett Academy, over 23,000 professionals or students were trained in flooring installation techniques from 2012 to 2018.