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Driving collaboration

 

We are driving collaboration to create sustainable value



By partnering

We’re actively contributing to debates on the built environment including healthy buildings, circular economy, climate change and diversity through participation in a range of cross-industry initiatives. These include partnering with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and working with the Environmental Protection and Encouragement Agency (EPEA).

By collaborating internationally
Tarkett actively contributes to debates and panel discussions focusing on the transition to the circular economy, including participating recently to: 

  • The Circular Economy Advanced Series, a series of five interactive sessions with close to 180 registered participants organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Tarkett featured with EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency) in two video sessions on the topic of engaging collaboration with suppliers for a circular economy.
  • The contribution of the Product Circularity Datasheet (PCDS) initiative, launched by the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg. This initiative aims at developing an industry standard template for circular data on products in order to provide reliable data on circular product properties throughout the whole value chain
  • Greenbuild Event (USA), the largest event dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, by organizing training sessions on the theme “Circular by Intent” with designers, universities and public authorities
     

By sharing best practices
Tarkett’s Green Tour presents our sustainable actions to encourage customers and partners to commit alongside us, and to engage employees on our sustainability journey. Participants can discover our multiple initiatives for sustainability, ranging from formulations of flooring, separation of residual raw materials and recycling PVC scraps, to water and energy savings. Green Tours are available at Narni (Italy), Clervaux (Luxembourg), Ronneby (Sweden), Sedan (France), Waalwijk (the Netherlands) and Otradny (Russia).

"In our Green Tour, we show visitors the flooring production process as well as some of the ways we are reducing our environmental impact. Teams feel involved in our sustainable development and proud to share the principles we care about."  Valery Kochetkov, Executive Director in Otradny, Tarkett Russia

By deploying a responsible and collaborative supply chain

Since 2011, we have committed our main raw material suppliers to respecting the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which cover the themes of human rights, working conditions, the fight against corruption and respect for the environment.

Building on this action, we developed and launched since 2018 a wider responsible sourcing program to further engage with our suppliers and to ensure and promote good and positive practices along the supply chain, focusing on three main pillars:

  • Sourcing healthy and sustainable materials;
  • Ensuring suppliers conduct their business ethically, with respect for human rights and fair treatment of a safe and healthy workforce;
  • Ensuring suppliers manage their operations with environmental responsibility.
     

By sharing time and talent for better living

Our corporate volunteering program, Tarkett Cares, mobilizes teams worldwide to share their time and talents with local communities. Employees are encouraged to spend up to 2 days a year during their working time supporting local communities. Tarkett Cares also includes financial and product donations.