We are driving collaboration to create sustainable value
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 membership in the World Economic Forum (between 2016 and 2018), partnering with the Circular Economy 100 (Ellen MacArthur Foundation) and working with the Cradle to Cradle® Products Innovation Institute and 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 to:
- Greenbuild in Chicago (US) about “A Shared Vision of a New Circular Economy”
- Building Green conference in Oslo (Norway)
- Loop circular economy training and demonstration center in Adelaide (Australia)
- European Commission’s conferences and works on circular economy and standardization, and to the Circular Economy Roadmap defined by the French Government.
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 available at Clervaux (Luxembourg), Narni (Italy), Ronneby (Sweden), 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
We carefully select suppliers and sub-contractors who share our values and respect the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, which covers topics such as human rights, work conditions, environmental challenges, and the fight against corruption.
"We’ve primarily established partnerships with wood suppliers that are either FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC™ (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified. Since the late 1990s in EMEA we have annually maintained our Chain of Custody certification that today covers 12 production sites and sales subsidiaries." Jukka Vornanen, Category Manager Wood, Tarkett EMEA
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.