By continuously putting products through material assessments and re-evaluating our technology, Tarkett demonstrates an unmatched commitment to the principles of C2C.
Solon, Ohio (PRWEB) August 27, 2015
Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sport surface solutions, today announced its Johnsonite Arcade Rubber Sheet flooring has achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Bronze Certification™ under Version 3.1. This certification is the first of its kind earned by a rubber manufacturer.
All Johnsonite rubber tile and rubber sheet products have been similarly certified and contribute to the following credits in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Version 4:
- MR credit 2:
o Rubber Tile: generic EPD – 50 percent contribution value
o Arcade: specific EPD – 100 percent contribution value
- MR credit 4:
o Option 1 tile and sheet; 100 percent contribution value
In order to achieve C2C Bronze Certification™, the Johnsonite rubber tile and rubber sheet products fulfilled several requirements, including:
- Material Health: All chemicals used in the product were assessed and a phase-out strategy developed for materials causing potential issues.
- Material Reutilization: Material reutilization score ≥ 35.
- Renewable Energy and Water Stewardship: A facility-wide water audit was completed.
- Social Fairness: Tarkett has supported the United Nations Global Compact since 2010. The company also has strict corporate governance rules, trains employees in its code of ethics and incorporates Global Compact principles across purchasing contracts.
“This certification differentiates our rubber products from anything else on the market,” explains Tarkett’s Diane Martel, Vice President of Environmental Planning and Strategy. “By continuously putting products through material assessments and re-evaluating our technology, Tarkett demonstrates an unmatched commitment to the principles of C2C. We will continue offering the best possible flooring solutions for our customers as part of our mission to become a completely C2C Certified company by 2020.”
To learn more information about Tarkett’s comprehensive range of Johnsonite commercial rubber flooring solutions, finishing borders and accessories, visit http://www.tarkettna.com.