Committed to better living, we put sustainability at the heart of our vision, our business strategy and our operations, which provides an inspiring Purpose for all of us. The Group has implemented an ambitious eco-innovation strategy and promotes circular economy throughout its organization and various brands, which includes Desso (part of Tarkett Group since 2015 and also member of the CE100), Tandus Centiva, Johnsonite and FieldTurf.
At Tarkett, we are firmly committed to moving from the historical linear economy to a profitable, collaborative circular economy model in which resources are recycled and reused, as well as moving from the traditional consumption model to the functional and service economy model.
Tarkett practices sustainability through its “Closed-Loop Circular Design” model, applying the Cradle to Cradle® principles in the design of its products and through their entire life cycles.
Tarkett has set ambitious 2020 sustainability objectives and a roadmap for each of the four pillars of the “Closed-Loop Circular Design” model. Progress is monitored on a local and global level with specific KPI’s:
• Good Materials: Choosing materials that respect both health and the environment (recycled, mineral abundant, rapidly renewable, recyclable) and can be recycled.
• Resource stewardship: Optimizing the use of resources such as water and energy and limiting greenhouse gas emissions and waste during the production phase of our manufacturing activities.
• People-friendly spaces: Contributing to the health and wellbeing of people during the product’s use.
• Reuse and Recycle: Recycling products at end of use to eliminate waste and close the loop, through Tarkett’s ReStart® collection and recycling program, and partnerships with other industries.
Tarkett was one of the first French companies to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 program.