The building and construction industry can make a major difference when it comes to climate impact and preservation of resources, as they represent 39% of global GHG emissions (production, transport & incineration) and 60-70% of total waste*. As a leading flooring manufacturer, we have a significant opportunity and responsibility to create change in our industry.
Low Carbon Solutions
Reducing our carbon footprint across our value chain
Reduction by 27% of our GHG emissions1
1(vs. 2019, scope 1 & 2, absolute value in kg of CO2e)
production sites purchase 100% renewable electricity
of our energy consumption comes from renewable energy.
Why the circular economy is powering our climate journey
Recycling contributes significantly to reducing our carbon footprint. It preserves natural resources, eliminates greenhouse gas emissions linked to the manufacture of raw materials and those linked to the incineration of end-of-life products.
CO2 savings thanks to recycled raw materials
In 2021, we avoided 280,000 tons of C02e along the value chain (scope 3) thanks to the use of 147,000 tons of recycled materials, instead of using virgin raw materials and sending waste to incineration. That’s more than the climate impact of our production sites (177,500 tons of CO2eq Scope 1 and 2).
Low carbon solutions, a conscious choice for our customers
Planning a low-carbon future together
Our priority is to reduce our carbon footprint. This requires a deep transformation of our products and our value chain – in close collaboration with our customers. In Europe, the carbon conscious program allows our clients to protect the Amazon rainforest and the carbon sink it constitutes. At the request of our clients, we purchase carbon credits from a UN certified program.
Our latest low carbon solutions
iQ Natural: Going further with bio-attributed materials
iQ Natural is a new-generation flooring that’s Cradle-to-Cradle® certified and made with bio-attributed materials – with one of the lowest carbon footprint resilient floorings solutions on the market. How does that help?
Linoleum 2.5mm: Carbon negative flooring
This flooring goes a step further: It has a carbon-negative footprint*. Everything from its materials to its production, transportation and recycling is designed to protect the environment and conserve natural resources.
*Carbon negative means that a product stores more greenhouse gas than it emits during its life cycle.
For many, waste is a source of energy and greenhouse gas emissions. For Tarkett, waste is a precious raw material with very low carbon footprint, because where others see waste, we see opportunities. We are shifting to a circular economy.