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Environmental

Responsibility

Karndean Designflooring ensures that its products meet the recognised standards for sustainable

design. Trust us to make flooring simpler by meeting the required environmental criteria.

For your next project, you might be thinking about Leadership in Sustainable materials and processes

Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and Low Volatile Organic

Some Karndean Designflooring products contain more than 50

Compounds (VOCs). Our approach is based on the use of recycled

per cent recycled content and we strive to do even better. The

materials, working with bodies such as UPEC, the Green Building

manufacture of the polymers we use requires much less energy

Council (GBC) and the United States Green Building Council

than many other materials. We use recycled packaging and our

(USGBC).

factory waste is recycled at source in a closed-loop process.

Shared commitment to the environment A generic BRE Green Guide ‘A/A+’ rating and 100 per cent

biodegradable floor care products are just two indicators of our

As a global flooring supplier, we’re committed to continually

commitment to more environmentally-aware indoor spaces.

improving manufacturing and logistics to ensure sustainability and

Our products are manufactured to the ISO 14001 environmental

best value for customers and stakeholders. Reducing environmental

standard. Our policy toward all suppliers of accessory products is to

impact underlies everything we do. It is the philosophy and values

help them achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

that make us a socially responsible supplier. Environmental

awareness is designed into our manufacturing, distribution and Our adhesives are water-based and free from harmful emissions.

product aftercare. Every product also carries low-VOC certification from the US

Greenguard Environmental Institute and meets their Product

Designing for our shared environment Emission Standard for Children & Schools.

Just as you design spaces with forethought, we’ve always strived to

make simply beautiful floors with the lowest possible environmental

Logistics, storage and supply

impact. As a result, and while always complying with environmental We use carefully planned logistics and high-density storage that

legislation, we’ve never had to compromise on product quality and maximises capacity and minimises environmental impact. We aim to

performance to meet any environmental requirements. maintain a record of market-leading environmental achievements

through the development of sustainable products and processes.

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