Cradle to Cradle Certificates
Wood: Cradle to Cradle® Silver certification
Tarkett has been awarded with the Cradle to Cradle® Silver Certificate for its multilayer parquet flooring ranges Epoque, Tango, Salsa, Rumba and Professional manufactured in Sweden and in Poland. Tarkett is the first wood flooring producer in Europe with Cradle To Cradle® certified products.
The Cradle to Cradle certification evaluates criteria such as content, material reuse and environmentally responsible production in areas such as energy generation and water stewardship. In terms of energy and water criteria, Tarkett's performance was evaluated at gold level. All sawdust generated at our wood production sites is regenerated as energy for our plants or sold to third parties for energy production.
Since 2009, the Tarkett Group has been engaged in an ambitious sustainability strategy that aims to minimise environmental impact as well as design products that contribute to people's well-being and that can be reused at end-of-life as ingredients for other products according to Cradle to Cradle principles. Tarkett is committed to the United Nations Global Compact 10 principles, has published a code of ethics and integrated global compact in procurements contracts.
Linoleum: Cradle to Cradle® Silver Certificate!
Tarkett's linoleum is the world's first to be certified Cradle to Cradle® for its sustainable approach. Made from materials such as linseed oil, pine resin, jute, wood and cork flour, and 100% recyclable, linoleum is the ultimate natural and renewable product. It has been awarded Cradle to Cradle® Silver.
The Cradle to Cradle® certification is based on 5 criteria: material content, material reutilization/design for the environment, share of renewable energy, water stewardship during production and socially responsible principles. The certification looks at the chemical components of ingredients used in the product to assess their effects on human and environmental health, as well as their ability to be recycled/composted. The Silver Certificate means that all the ingredients and production processes used for linoleum have been positively assessed.