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Tarkett Sustainability Resources

Tarkett’s environmental philosophy is simple. Be proactive rather than reactive. We don’t only seek to limit negative impacts. We want our products and operations to contribute positively to the environment and quality of life.

Indoor air quality can be up to ten times worse than outside air, which is alarming when you consider how much time we spend indoors these days. At Tarkett, we know the elimination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can significantly improve indoor air quality. We’ve taken our commitment to healthy indoor air quality a step further by subjecting our products to third party certification processes such as Certified asthma & allergy friendly, NSF 332 certification and Cradle to Cradle certification.

Whether you need flooring for home, office, hospitality, education, retail or healthcare, Tarkett has the ideal, sustainable solution for you.

Sustainability History

1948Innovation of three-layer parquet to minimize the use of hardwood. 1957Recycling of first PVC HO tile: Tarkett has been the industry leader in recycling ever since. 1996Introduction of Replay: Tile and Sheet manufactured from post-consumer rubber tires. 2003ReUse and ReStart® recycling programs operational in North america and introduction of rePLACE®, the world’s first demountable wall base.
2005ReUse and ReStart programs include post-consumer recycling. 2008ReUse and ReStart recycling efforts total almost 80 million pounds since its inception. 2010ReStart Program includes post-installation recycling of all products sold commercially in North america.
2011Ecolibrium™ Bio-Based Wall Base receives NSF 332 certification at the Platinum level. Johnsonite is the first manufacturer to receive the Platinum level NSF 332 certification under this standard. Azrock Collection VCT receives NSF 332 Gold level certification. Johnsonite’s Harmonium xf™ receives Cradle to Cradle® Silver Certificate and is accepted into the USDA Bio-Preferred sm Program. Tarkett Company signs agreement with Texas Carpet Recycling as recycling consolidator.

Diane Martel
VP of Environmental Planning & StrategyTarkett North America

As Vice President, Environmental Planning and Strategy, Martel serves as an internal and external spokesperson working with all divisions of Tarkett North America to develop and implement an environmental strategy and action plan and ensure message penetration across the industry. Martel is a member of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) for Tarkett. She is also a member of the NSF-332 committee for developing a sustainable product standard and ASTM E-60 on sustainability.