Polyflor Sustainability Report

POLYFLOR says it’s fully committed to producing sustainable flooring, ensuring sustainability at every step of a product’s lifecycle.

Polyflor’s 12th annual Sustainability Report is now available online and gives a detailed account of its sustainability performance for 2016. The 88-page annual report covers Polyflor’s environmental credentials, explains how its vinyl is a sustainable flooring option and highlights the company’s charity work and involvement in the local community.

Key achievements for 2016 include HGVs within the fleet being replaced with modern Euro VI engines resulting in much lower emissions and an increase in backhaul operations, removing in excess of 465 HGV journeys from the road network.

It also includes Polyflor’s total waste tonnage falling by 8% and Polyflor South Africa launching the first official recycling scheme in their country

As a co-founding and funding member of the Recofloor vinyl take-back scheme, Polyflor reports a record 508 tonnes of post-consumer waste vinyl flooring being collected in the past year, with 69 new collectors recruited.

Recofloor also won the Let’s Recycle Award for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management.

The company says: ‘Proving that the UK manufacturer sources materials for its vinyl flooring collections responsibly, Polyflor is the first flooring manufacturer to obtain the BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing standard with a Very Good rating. Polyflor’s products also contain up to 85% sustainable material and up to 40% recycled material.

For more information about Polyflor’s sustainability agenda and to download a digital copy of the new Sustainability Report visit www.polyflor.com/environment
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