Tarkett release sound 2021 Social and environmental enterprise Report Highlight important performance and new climate goals
PARIS, FRANCE, 2022, March ten, –Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, today releases its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, also known as its extra-financial performance statement. Fully audited by an independent third party – KPMG -, this report outlines the company’s significant sustainability performance and strong ambition, including new climate targets.
Tarkett recently defined an ambitious climate roadmap for 2030 across its entire value chain1, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30%. This covers emissions from the Group’s activities (Scope 1) and its purchased energy (Scope 2) – as well as those from the rest of its value chain, from suppliers to end customers (Scope 3).
“Over the past two years, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions2 by 27%. We now Want to go further by setting this ambitious climate roadmap. We to construct more and more partnerships in circular economy and climate action, make conscious choices for people and the planet. With our ecosystem, we are actively contributeing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and it is essential that Peeembark So travel with our customers”, explains Fabrice Barthélemy, CEO of Tarkett.
Beyond its ambition to change the game with the circular economy, the Group also emphasizes the use of good materials for the health and well-being of people. As part of its social responsibility, Tarkett also protects and develops its teams, creates a culture of diversity and inclusion while supporting its local communities.
Tarkett at hit strong progress with its flooring to resume and recycling program
Tarkett has made solid progress with DSTart®his recovery and recycling program, by transforming end-of-life floor coverings and recycled materials into new floors. This reduces waste and carbon footprint, decreasing the need for virgin raw materials while avoiding landfill and incineration.
Over the past 11 years, the company has collected equivalent of 11 Eiffel towers (112,000 tonnes) of flooring as part of its ReStart® program in Europe, North America and Brazil, in eight recycling centers.
Strong progress in ReStart® was carried out at the unique carpet recycling center in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, the vinyl recycling center in Ronneby, Sweden and the linoleum recycling center in Narni, Italy. Together, these three recycling centers have increased their ReStart® collection of 69% compared to 2019.
In addition to the progress made with ReStart®15% of Tarkett’s raw materials (147,000 tons) are recycled materials in 2021, the the goal is twhere to reach 30% by 2030.
Tarkett at reduceD its carbon footprint
- Twelve production sites in ten countries are supplied 100% renewable electricity and 38% of total energy consumption comes from renewable energies.
- Greenhouse gas emissions of electricity purchased, steam consumption and fuel combustion at Tarkett’s 34 production sites in 19 countries have been reduced by 44% compared to 2010, which corresponds to annual greenhouse gas emissions of 21,000 Europeans.3
- Fossil fuel heating systems have been replaced by electric or biomass powered systems. For example, the Jacareí plant (Brazil) changed the energy source of its hot press from natural gas to electricity, thus reducing the associated greenhouse gas emissions. Jacareí now sources 100% renewable electricity from hydroelectric, solar and wind sources.
Rrecent examples illustrating our CSR performance
- In Sweden and Belgium, we have worked with IKEA to collect and recycle used parquet from their stores in Stockholm (Sweden) and Arlon (Belgium). More than 14,500m2 of materials were collected and processed at our on-site recycling facility in Ronneby (Sweden).
- Tarkett is the only carpet manufacturer in Europe able to fully recycle its commercial carpet tiles, thanks to its unique carpet recycling center in Waalwijk
(Netherlands) and in close collaboration with its supplier Aquafil. Recycling of 1 m² of post-use EcoBase® Carpet tile flooring waste saves 10 kgCO2e.
- In Europe, we are rolling out renewable infill layers for use in artificial turf. PureMix infill, mixing crushed olive pits with existing cork infill, was deployed on the football pitch of the municipality of The Hague (Netherlands). In Saint-Ouen (France), during the renovation of the artificial turf of the training ground of the Red Star football school, recycled and renewable materials were used. An infill consisting of sand recovered from an old artificial turf was used with PureSelect crushed olive pits.
- In Europe, our sports infill solution ProMax HydroFlex – made in Germany – is made of 30% recycled polyethylene from artificial turf fields at end of use.
- In the United States, we have incorporated PVB recycled after use in our philosophy® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™, a high quality resilient surface flooring solution made from healthy and safe materials, including 33% post-consumer recycled PVB. From 2004 to 2021, we have reused approximately 37,000 tons of PVB films from 36 million windshields.
- As part of our Tarkett Cares program and in order to support local communities, we have involved our teams in more than 700 solidarity initiatives, with volunteer employees 3,300 days and over €1 million in product donations (2017-2021).
With a 140-year history, Tarkett is a global leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €2.8 billion in 2021. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries around the world. Tarkett has 12,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, shops and sports fields. Committed to changing the game with the circular economy and reducing its carbon footprint, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, fully aligned with its Tarkett Human-Conscious Design® approach. . Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT). www.tarkett-group.com
1 Versus 2019, scopes 1, 2 and 3
2 Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions compared to 2019
3 EuroStat reported in 2021 that the total carbon footprint of the EU-27 was equal to 6.7 tonnes of CO2 per person in 2019. Tarkett’s absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions in 2021 at production sites represent 177,500 tons of CO2e, which corresponds to a reduction of more than 140,000 tons of CO2e compared to 2010.