Tarkett Expands Commitment to Carbon Neutrality
Solon, OH, November 9, 2020-Building on its long history of supporting the health of people and the planet, Tarkett North America is broadening its commitment to carbon neutrality.
For years, Tarkett has been continually reducing the embodied carbon of its products by designing for a circular economy, increasing the use of healthy, recycled materials, and finding new efficiencies in its manufacturing. With these improvements, the company has achieved lower embodied carbon than the industry average for its vinyl sheet, carpet tile and linoleum products sold in North America. Now, Tarkett North America is expanding its impact by offering the industry’s broadest portfolio of carbon neutral flooring products under the Certified Carbonfree Program.
In addition to linoleum, Tarkett’s industry-leading collection of carbon neutral products now encompasses nearly every type of floor material, including luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and planks, rubber tile, rubber sports flooring, vinyl sheet and carpet tile.
As part of the Carbonfree Product Certification program, Tarkett has measured the greenhouse gases emitted when manufacturing, delivering and installing products for its customers, then neutralized those emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets.The first project is the Waste Energy Recovery Co-Generation Project-the first-ever Verified Carbon Standard project in South Korea. Consisting of a 400 megawatt co-generation plant at Hyundai Steel, the project utilizes surplus waste gases to generate nearly three million megawatt hours of electricity and more than one million tons of steam-used by both the plant and the local electric grid.