Polyflor’s vision is to minimize carbon emissions, as well as being socially and economically responsible. The vision of our business model is fully encompassed by the Three Pillars of sustainability, which focus on synergy between Environment, Society, and Economics.
The Three Pillars
Natural Resource Use
Waste & Pollution Prevention
Energy Efficiency & Renewables
Profit Cost Saving
Responsible Sourcing, Stewardship & Fair Trade
Working with Local Communities
Workers’ Rights & Benefits
Standard of Living
Jobs & Education
For many decades Polyflor has been recognized as a leading global manufacturer of high quality, high performance sustainable floor coverings. We will continue to do good as a responsible and ethical manufacturer, whilst looking to continually improve.
Renewable Electricity Used
CO2 emissions reduced through transportation
Reduction on Polyflor’s Total GHG Emissions
Decrease on Water Usage
Decrease on Net Waste
Labour Turnover Reduction – Best Employee Retention in 7 years
Polyflor's vision to minimize carbon emissions as much as possible, as well as being socially and economically responsible. The vision of our business model is fully encompassed by the Three Pillars of Sustainability, which focus on synergy between Environment, Society (people) and Economics.
EPD Product Specific
Polyflor's product specific EPDs are verified by IBU (Institut Bauen and Umwelt e.V.) - an independent environmental organization which works closely with construction and environmental authorities in Germany. Product specific EPDs available on www.ibu-epd.com/en/-published-epds
The BES 6001 standard, from BRE Global, is a means of securing certification to demonstrate through independent, third-party certification, that products certified against the scheme have been responsibly sourced
EPD (Environmental Product Declarations) indicate a product that has been third-party certified (Type III) with regard to life-cycle environmental impacts that conform to ISO 14025, 14040, 14044, and ISO 21930.
The BRE (Building Research Establishment) is an independent organization which evaluates the environment impact of a product. Using a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) over a building life of 60 years materials are assessed on their impact against series of environmental criteria and performance is rated from A+ to E. Individual assessments relate to specific production data for the product, whereas generic ratings are derived from industry-wide production data and averaged.
REACH is European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization & Restriction of Chemicals. No harmful substances added, such as formaldehyde; asbestos and heavy metals. Plasticizers used by Polyflor are not classified substances and do not need authorization under REACH. A range of mostly non-phthalate and ortho-phthalate plasticizers used across Polyflor's vinyl collection.
FloorScore ® product certification by SCS Global, ensures that certified flooring meets strict indoor air quality (IAQ) emissions criteria of LEED; CHPS; The Green Guide for Health Care, and is recognized by a long list of healthy building programmes.
Polyflor is working with The Carbon Trust to reduce energy consumption. The Carbon Trust's Energy Management programme provides commercially viable solutions to help businesses and the public sector cut carbon, energy, and costs.