Originally published in Interiors & Sources

07/01/2008

Mannington Earns NSF Gold Certification

 

SALEM, NJ - Mannington Commercial is the first floor covering company to be awarded NSF 332-2007 Draft Standard Gold Certification for all of its commercial inlaid resilient flooring. This is an achievement that recognizes the brand as environmentally preferable (EPP Certified) for meeting the rigorous requirements of the Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings standard.

The product rating system conducted by NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that is the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions, includes intensive evaluation of environmental performance in manufacturing, total company policies and practices, and also of specific product attributes. Several Mannington carpet products also have attained an environmentally preferable NSF rating, certified to the NSF-140-2005 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard.

"We're proud to be the very first company to achieve this level of certification for our commercial inlaid resilient products and add the credibility of such a well-respected third-party endorsement," notes Dave Kitts, Mannington vice president, environment. "It's another demonstration of Mannington's leadership in environmental improvement and its unrelenting dedication to develop more and better sustainable products."

According to Susan Petie Davis, NSF business unit manager, sustainability services, "NSF 332, now at a draft stage and proceeding through an ANSI open consensus process, allows for certification by an independent third party. The intent is to improve the sustainability profile of resilient floor coverings and, over time, drive the industry to higher levels of sustainable manufacturing. Mannington was the first company to seek this certification, which reflects its commitment to finding solutions for environmental design issues within the flooring industry."

Mannington has long been an environmental steward, integrating environmental improvements in the design and manufacturing of a wide variety of flooring products and supporting sustainable initiatives benefiting the community at large. Mannington Commercial carpets and resilient products are manufactured in ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facilities. ISO 14001 is a third-party certification that specifically monitors manufacturing actions affecting the environment, to ensure they are understood, planned, controlled, and checked.

A member of USGBC since 1998, Mannington is constantly exploring ways to reduce its environmental footprint, increase resource efficiency, cut waste, and find new uses for recycled materials. In fact, with innovation as a core competency, the company has uniquely pioneered repurposing of drywall for content in both its hard and soft surfaces.         

For additional information about Mannington and its many environmental initiatives, visit www.manningtoncommercial.com or call (800) 241-2262.

 


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