Tarkett North America Celebrates Doing Good Together Week With Discussion, Service and Collaboration

Through Partnership with Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, Tarkett North America Helps Provide Meals to Families in Need

For its second annual Doing Good Together Week celebration, Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has planned a number of engaging events filled with discussion, service and collaboration. The company will host a series of virtual learning labs and CEUs designed for action toward circular economy and united community. It has also partnered with Feeding America and Food Banks Canada to help provide meals to families in need. From its commitment to producing healthier, more sustainable products, to the company’s passion for giving back to the communities in which it operates, Tarkett is serious about doing good every day in more than 100 countries where its products are sold.

“Globally, Tarkett has aligned our principle of social responsibility with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. One of those targets is good health and wellbeing, which we work to apply at the local level in the communities where we live and work,” said Libby Gillen, vice president, sustainability and A&D, Tarkett North America. “Due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and the strain on our economy, Tarkett North America will focus on hunger and the well-being of our neighbors through a fundraiser with Feeding America and Food Bank Canada.”

To make an online donation to Feeding America or Food Banks Canada, visit: https://commercial.tarkett.com/en_US/node/doing-good-together-week-2020-11939

In addition to community service, the week is also dedicated to sharing the many ways Tarkett is working to provide healthier, more sustainable flooring solutions that reduce climate impact.

“At Tarkett, we are committed to being both safe and circular—creating solutions made with good, healthy, raw materials and designing them to have an end of use rather than an end of life. Sustainability is not just a practice – it is part of our DNA,” said Millicent McLane, vice president, sustainability and A&D, Tarkett North America. “People are in the center of everything we do, starting with creating solutions made with healthy materials and designing them to embrace our circular economy principals.”

Join Tarkett for virtual discussions about designing healthier, more supportive spaces – together. Doing Good Together Week programming will include:

Learning Lab: Circular Economy
Guided by Cradle to Cradle principles, learn how Tarkett is designing its products to fit safely back into a circular economy at their end of use.
Presenter: Libby Gillen, vice president, sustainability and A&D
Date: Monday, November 16
Time: 11-11:30 a.m. EST
Click here to register

CEU: Improving Indoor Air Quality in the Built Environment
This course will provide a general overview of how indoor air quality (IAQ) is defined and quantified today, and how poor IAQ can impact the health and safety of occupants.
Presenter: Libby Gillen, vice president, sustainability and A&D
Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST
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Presenter: Sarah Robinson, manager, product sustainability
Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 2-3 p.m. EST
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Learning Lab: Designing in Full Circle
Let’s talk about how to specify functional, healthy materials that can be recycled and repurposed at the end of use.
Presenter: Millicent McLane, vice president, sustainability and A&D
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 4-4:30 p.m. EST
Click here to register

Learning Lab: Healthy Materials for Healthy Habits
Join us for a discussion around the selection of healthy materials and relating them to our daily behaviors.
Presenter: Dhruv Raina, director, product stewardship
Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 11-1:30 a.m. EST
Click here to register

 About Feeding America

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. The mission of Feeding America is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger. The Feeding America network of food banks, pantries and meal programs with the help of businesses, government organizations and individuals, serve virtually every community in the United States – 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. https://www.feedingamerica.org/

About Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. It supports a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Our work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the need for food banks. https://www.iate.ca/ 

About Tarkett

With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,500 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com.