Environmental Policy

Kersaint Cobb & Company

At Kersaint Cobb we are ecologically minded and fully committed to respecting the environment. Our wood flooring is sourced from well established and reliable mills in various countries. All have been inspected by ourselves and have high credentials with regards sourcing raw materials from well managed and commissioned forests. All our products comply with EUTR legislations.

Our Natural flooring products coir, Jute, Seagrass, Sisal and wool are made of 100% natural fibres from totally renewable resources, making them environmentally friendly both through production and in the home.

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Balterio

Our program of sustainable entrepreneurship is called ‘Embrace the Future’ and has four strategic axes: production, innovation, certification and community. The objective of ‘Embrace the future’ is to combine ecological, social and economic interests in a profitable way.

In our production process we try to reduce or avoid waste and where possible, to recycle and re-use it. Moreover, the Balterio laminate floors are PEFC-certified guaranteeing a.o. the preservation of our forests (more info:www.pefc.org).

Innovative techniques and the use of high quality raw materials ensure a safe installation: Balterio laminate floors contain 10 times less formaldehyde than the required norm. As a result Balterio laminate floors bear the Blue Angel eco-label and A+

Balterio laminate floors are perfectly compatible with under floor heating and, under strict conditions, water-based floor cooling without causing a higher energy cost than with traditional heating systems.

 

Xylo Flooring and its commitment to the environment

Due to the considerable volumes of lumber consumed during the manufacture of our products, we carry a huge responsibility in ensuring the sustainability of our raw materials. Xylo Flooring is proud to hold the FSC® Certification, which in turn allows us to offer Forest Stewardship Council® certified products for specified projects.

By working closely with our factories, we ensure that all our products are produced using sustainable resources.

 

Egger Laminates

The wood components of these products are made from sustainable forestry and holds the PEFC Certificate and the ‘Blue Angel’, a German quality eco label.

 

Krono Laminates

As a Krono Original® customer you can be sure that your laminate floor is manufactured in a manner in line with ecological, socially responsible and economic principles of sustainable forestry.

Krono Original® laminates consist of up to 90 per cent wood. Krono Original® laminate flooring is manufactured exclusively with wood from domestic and sustainably managed forestry. This is guaranteed by the PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).

Krono Original® laminates combine trends and quality with environmental protection

Krono Original® laminate flooring is robust and durable, thus resources are conserved.

Krono Original® laminate flooring is manufactured:with low-emissions mindfully of natural resources

without pesticides and without damaging heavy metals.

In addition to this, we also follow the German and European E1 Classification guidelines for laminate flooring and wooden composites, according to which detriments to health are prohibited. Your old Krono Original® laminate floor can be disposed of easily with your household waste.

 

Lano Carpets Sustainability Statement

Lano is committed to our environmental responsibilities throughout the entire sourcing, production and delivery process. Lano’s clear objective is to minimize any negative impacts that our footprint might have on the environment, both through direct and indirect working practices.

Working closely together with our customers and suppliers, careful monitoring and analysis is a key responsibility of each business division of Lano. Each division is required to implement environmental systems and is fully responsible for environmental performance, reporting to the Board of Directors. Accordingly, Lano will conduct its activities in line with the following principles:

  • To source raw materials that comply with its environmental philosophy
  • To reduce emissions during the manufacturing process
  • To continuously improve environmental performance
  • To conserve energy through its efficient use
  • To recycle waste material
  • To improve the lifecycle of the product through quality and longevity
  • To initiate the best possible environmental practices in the manufacturing chain

* With the following attitude

  • To develop open and constructive relationships with all government agencies
  • To contribute constructively to all activities promoting environmental responsibility within the local community

* With the following ambition

  • To move toward ISO 14001 certification
  • To minimize virgin material inputs by maximizing the use of recycled material
  • To minimize carbon emissions, energy usage, waste and water use
  • To minimize post consumer waste by industry-led recycling initiatives

Cormar carpets

Cormar carpets has won the 'Longstanding Support Award' from Carpet Recycling UK for their strong commitment to carpet recycling and sustainability.

Each year 400,000* tonnes of carpet waste is buried in UK landfill. Increasingly, businesses, householders and local authorities are looking for better alternatives for the recycling of unwanted carpet materials. Carpet Recycling UK help ensure that the growing demand for carpet recycling services is met. Carpets are made from natural and synthetic fibres, which still have a value once the carpet is no longer wanted; they can be used in a wide range of applications from sports surfaces to insulation. Cormar carpets has been a core funder of Carpet Recycling UK since 2009.

For more information about Carpet Recycling visit www.carpetrecyclinguk.com