For Tarkett, ‘Good Materials’ means: abundant, rapidly renewable, recycled and recyclable, respecting people health and the environment.
We eco-design products at the very beginning with ‘good materials’ that respect people and the environment, and that can be recycled to enter a manufacturing cycle (technical cycle) or that can be biodegradable to reenter the biosphere (biological cycle).
We assess our ingredients with the support of the EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency) and select them according to strict criteria.
Tarkett was one of the first flooring manufacturer to launch a vinyl flooring with a bio-based plasticizer: iQ Natural, homogeneous PVC made of 75% natural and renewable materials and 100% recyclable.
67% of our resources do not contribute to resource scarcity
2020 Objective: 75%
76% of our materials have been assessed
2020 Objective: 100%
(2014 Key figures)