Mohawk Group Releases Seven New EPDs
Calhoun, GA, April 25, 2022-Mohawk Group has released seven Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), highlighting its most sustainable products and processes to date.
These EPDs cover Mohawk Group’s four commercial carpet tile platforms and three commercial LVT platforms. These latest EPDs generate the largest selection of soft and hard surface flooring options with a net-positive carbon impact.
The newly released EcoFlex ONE is Mohawk Group’s lowest embodied carbon carpet product to date. Alongside this product launch, Mohawk Group continues to follow a three-step pathway to Net Positive. First, the company has historically measured its footprint and published initial EPDs in 2014. Secondly, its efforts have significantly reduced their carbon footprint shown by EcoFlex ONE’s 50% reduction compared to traditional cushioned carpet tile. EcoFlex ONE is lighter than other cushioned tiles, contains at least 10% post-consumer content, and is manufactured in Mohawk’s Living Site in Glasgow, Virginia. As part of the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) Living Product Challenge, Mohawk Group offsets with credible projects to offer Net Positive Carbon and Net Positive Water. Furthermore, in January 2022, all floorcovering products including carpet tile, broadloom, woven, LVT, and other resilient surfaces went Beyond Carbon Neutral, meaning an additional 5% carbon offset beyond neutral, for a net-positive impact on the environment.
Mohawk Group released their first product specific EPDs for its domestic commercial LVT. These products are made in the USA at its closed-loop facility in Dalton, Georgia and boast 100% mass allocated post-industrial recycled content. In addition to making reductions through increased recycled content and manufacturing efficiency, Mohawk Group’s LVT is part of its Beyond Carbon Neutral program. The result is a product that reduces more carbon than it generates throughout its supply chain and manufacturing.
These contribute to Mohawk Group’s mission to become net-zero before 2040.
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