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Forbo joins WorldGBC corporate advisory board

FORBO Flooring Systems has joined the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board which consists of a select group of global leaders in sustainability, active in the building and construction industry. These companies serve to guide WorldGBC on its strategy and activities to accelerate the sustainable building movement.

As a global provider of premium commercial and residential floorcoverings, sustainability is a major part of Forbo’s ethos, says the company; from how it chooses its raw materials to the way it markets and sell its products. By using Green Design guidelines, green energy and the 4R principle of: reduce, reuse, recycle and renew, Forbo is able to fulfil its mission to create better environments.

It says it’s also managed to develop a truly CO2 neutral flooring solution from cradle-to-gate called Marmoleum, without buying carbon credits. ‘This real and unique achievement is fuelling its further sustainability ambitions,’ says the company.

‘What’s more, all of Forbo’s manufacturing sites are SA8000 certified, one of the world’s pre-eminent social standard, which ensures that everyone in the supply chain is cared for, from employees to suppliers.’

Cristina Gamboa, chief executive, WorldGBC said: ‘We’re thrilled to welcome Forbo Flooring Systems to the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) for 2021. Through their demonstrations of market leadership towards sustainable building and construction practices, we know they’ll bring a wealth of expertise and will be a huge asset to the CAB. We look forward to collaborating over the coming year to deliver sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.’

Edo Rem, director of Forbo Flooring Systems, said: ‘We’re proud to be recognised for our efforts in creating better environments. Our sustainability goals show a remarkable match with those of the WorldGBC. With our entry to the CAB, we see a great opportunity to actively contribute to green buildings beyond the scope of our company.

‘By working together on a global scale, we believe that we can advance towards a greener built environment with real solutions for decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and achieving circularity, while realising better indoor health and wellbeing.’

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