Milliken Offsets Carbon Footprint of Flooring Portfolio with Credits
Spartanburg, SC, November 12, 2021-Milliken & Company has announced that all its carpet, luxury vinyl tile and entryway tile products around the globe are now carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions in raw materials and manufacturing carbon footprint using Verified Carbon Standard credits.
This announcement, which anchors Milliken’s Flooring Business’s M/PACT initiative, is yet another part of the global manufacturer’s overarching commitment to sustainability, and specifically addresses carbon reduction to continue to support the fight against climate change.
As part of M/PACT-a carbon-neutral initiative spearheaded by Milliken’s Flooring Business-the business commits to reductions in Milliken’s carbon emissions and waste output. “We are continuously working to remove unnecessary materials from our products, use recycled materials and reduce our dependence on oil,” according to Jim McCallum, president, Milliken’s Flooring Business and EVP of Milliken & Company. “Our WellBac carpet products are Red List Free, containing no harmful chemicals, and all our flooring products have 100% transparency in materials to 100 ppm. We prioritize sourcing materials locally and manufacture our products regionally to decrease shipping distances.” Milliken hopes to develop long-term partnerships with architects, designers, corporate clients and others around the world who share the company’s commitment to sustainability.