Tarkett, a leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, released its 2021 Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSR) report, also known as extra-financial performance declaration. Audited by an independent third party – KPMG – this report outlines the global company’s sustainability performance and strong ambition, including new climate targets for a circular economy.
Tarkett has recently set a climate roadmap for 2030 across its entire value chain, 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 arising from the rest of its value chain, from suppliers to end customers (Scope 3).
Over the last two years, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 27%. We now want to go further by setting this ambitious climate roadmap. We build more and more partnerships in circular economy and climate action, making conscious choices for people and the planet. Together with our ecosystem, we are actively contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and it is key that we embark on this journey with our customers.Fabrice Barthélemy, CEO of Tarkett
Beyond its ambition to be a game changer with circular economy, the Group is also focusing on using good materials for people’s health and well-being. As part of its social responsibility, Tarkett also protects and develops its teams, and creates a culture of diversity and inclusion while supporting its local communities.
Globally, Tarkett has made strong progress with ReStart, its take-back and recycling program, by transforming end-of-use flooring and recycled materials into new floors. This helps reduce waste and the carbon footprint, diminishing the need for virgin raw materials while avoiding landfill and incineration.
In the last 11 years, the company has collected the equivalent of 11 Eiffel Towers (112,000 tons) of flooring as part of its ReStart program in Europe, North America and Brazil, inside eight recycling centers.
Tarkett’s comprehensive approach to responsible flooring design and production begins with ongoing research and development of healthier materials. When our products start with healthy materials, we can confidently return them to a circular economy that reduces the use of virgin raw materials and associated carbon emissions. Through a variety of internal initiatives and external partnerships, Tarkett is working at a global level to improve the health and wellness of interior spaces, contribute to better indoor air quality, and protect the health of our planet for current and future generations.Roxane Spears, vice president of sustainability for Tarkett North America
Discover Tarkett’s 2021 CSR performance in key figures on its website.