Tarkett North America Verified to Vinyl Industry Sustainability Initiative
Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, is pleased to announce it has successfully met all the requirements of +Vantage Vinyl™, an industry-wide sustainability initiative that engages companies across the entire U.S. vinyl value chain. Companies that showcase the +Vantage Vinyl mark have undergone verification by third-party GreenCircle Certified to confirm their progress to the program Guiding Principles relating to environmental stewardship, social diligence, economic soundness, open communication, and collaboration. The initiative’s structure ensures that Tarkett is advancing the sustainability journey of the vinyl industry in alignment with targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
“Tarkett has always been at the forefront of sustainability and committed to the responsible use of PVC,” said Roxane Spears, vice president of sustainability for Tarkett North America. “Innovation is our obsession. We were the first manufacturer to remove ortho-phthalates from our entire product portfolio, and we offer some of the lowest TVOC levels in the flooring industry. We’re now proud to add the verification to +Vantage Vinyl as further evidence of the steps we’re taking throughout the value chain.”
+Vantage Vinyl is a sustainability initiative of the Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry. It is the only sustainability initiative that allows participation from all companies within the entire vinyl value chain with U.S. operations, ranging from raw material manufacturers and suppliers to final product manufacturers and retailers.
“Congratulations to Tarkett for their successful verification to +Vantage Vinyl,” said Jay Thomas, VSC Executive Director. “Continuous improvement of sustainability is a critical initiative of the vinyl industry. By verifying to +Vantage Vinyl, Tarkett has demonstrated their commitment to the environmental, social and governance tenets of the program’s Guiding Principles. We look forward to our continued collaboration and partnership in the +Vantage Vinyl program.”
For more information about +Vantage Vinyl, visit: www.vantagevinyl.com.
About the Vinyl Sustainability Council
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), founded in 2016 in partnership with the Vinyl Institute, is a collaborative platform for companies, organizations, and other industry stakeholders to come together to advance the U.S. vinyl industry’s contribution to sustainable development. Through its +Vantage Vinyl™ verification program, the VSC aims to drive continuous improvement across all three aspects of sustainability – environmental, social and economic performance. For more information, please visit https://vantagevinyl.com/.
With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €2.8 billion in 2021. 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 12,000 employees and 34 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 and to reducing its carbon footprint, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, fully aligned with its Tarkett Human-Conscious Design® approach. Visit www.tarkett.com (North America) or www.tarkett-group.com (Global)