Choose Your Location
Corporate - Worldwide

You are here

Designing for life

We are designing for life to create solutions that contribute to people-friendly spaces and respect the planet natural capital.


We eco-design with good materials
Since 2010, we’ve worked with the scientific institute EPEA to apply Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) principles throughout our activities. We have assessed thousands of ingredients to understand their impact on our health and the planet and continually seek to improve our products with new formulations and alternative ingredients.

"One Tarkett product alone can contain around 20 different raw materials, each of which we assess. To date we’ve assessed 98% of the Group’s raw materials according to Cradle to Cradle® criteria."  Maria Lucia Portocarrero, Global Program Manager, Tarkett Group

We design flooring that contributes to indoor air quality and healthier spaces
Because indoor air quality is also impacted by the level of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions that come from paint, furniture or flooring, we decided in 2012 to start designing flooring with low or ultra-low VOC, and created new standards for the industry, doing good for our customers and users. In addition, we also contribute to healthier spaces using non-phthalate plasticizer technology: 97% of our flooring solutions containing PVC (carpet & vinyl) are phthalate-free on a global level (except recycled content for certain products and countries):

"Many customers, particularly in the education and healthcare segments, have welcomed our low VOC and non-phthalate flooring solutions, without trade-off in terms of design and performance."  Anne Riva, Product Director at Tarkett

We preserve our natural capital, by responsibly stewarding water, energy and resources at our plants and continuously improving production processes through our World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program. We do this through limiting use of fresh water, through closed-loop water systems, reducing energy consumption, switching to green energy sources and finding ways to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

At Tarkett, we are committed to continuously improving the environmental impact of our production and to use resources as efficiently as possible. Thanks to collective efforts, in 2020, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 27% vs 2010 (scope 1 & 2 intensity), as well as our water consumption intensity by 54% versus 2010. We also contribute to climate challenges through our commitment to circular economy by using recycled raw materials, which contribute less to greenhouse gas emissions than the extraction and processing of virgin raw materials.