Mannington Commercial Announces 2022 New and Refreshed Products Will be 105 Percent Carbon Offset
Carbon Negative-Neutral Achievement Part of Company’s Holistic Approach for Greater Social And Sustainable Stewardship
Mannington Commercial announced today that new and refreshed products launched in 2022 across its carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), rubber and resilient sheet lines will be 105 percent carbon offset. This means customers will have the assurance of knowing the products they specify will be carbon negative, or carbon neutral at the least. From raw material extraction through manufacturing (known as “cradle-to-gate”), the products will not contribute to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a key driver of greenhouse gas emissions.
Currently, more than a dozen new and refreshed products are being carbon offset. With many more products slated for introduction later in the year, Mannington Commercial estimates its total carbon offsets for 2022 will be the equivalent to removing more than 10,000 gas cars from the road for a year. New 2022 rug products are not currently included, but will be added soon.
The initiative is a critical step to the company’s goal of accelerating decarbonization from its operations and supply chain. It also addresses the most urgent environmental needs facing the floor covering industry: clean energy, waste diversion and greenhouse gas emissions.
“As a family-owned company driven by American manufacturing, we’ve long cared about the people and communities we touch and making sure we try to do the right thing,” said Mannington Commercial Director of Sustainability Shane Totten. “This initiative is at the heart of that philosophy. It’s also a stepping stone to the larger and longer-term environmental, social and health goals we’re setting. This is one piece of the holistic business approach we’re taking to increase our overall social and sustainable stewardship.”
Starting immediately, and for full transparency, all product specifications will indicate the 105 percent volume of carbon dioxide equivalent that is being offset per yard. (Example: 5.7kg CO2e/SY.) Mannington Commercial already provides an industry leading level of product transparency. This includes ensuring its products have environmentally preferable certifications, such as mindful MATERIALS, Declare labels, Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations.
Additionally, all Mannington Commercial products may contribute to LEED and Green Globe credits. And, with all of the company’s carpet, resilient sheet, rubber and more than 90 percent of its LVT products made in the U.S., Mannington Commercial products have a lower environmental footprint when specified for American commercial building projects compared to products manufactured or transported internationally.
Mannington Commercial’s carbon offset purchases are being invested in a variety of projects that have been independently verified for reducing or eliminating carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. Aligned with the company’s priorities and relevant to the industry, the carbon offsets are supporting projects in clean energy generation, waste diversion and greenhouse gas capturing/sequestration.
More information about Mannington Commercial’s sustainability and product transparency efforts is at: https://www.manningtoncommercial.com/sustainability/transparency/
About Mannington Commercial
Mannington Commercial crafts flooring with purpose. The company offers a full range of products designed to inspire creativity and deliver advanced performance in all types of commercial spaces. Across modular carpet, broadloom, LVT, resilient sheet and rubber, customers receive coordinated solutions to meet their specific goals. The fifth-generation, family-owned company is guided by this dedication to its customers and to making a positive impact on the environment and local communities. More information is available at manningtoncommercial.com.
Mannington Mills was founded in Salem, New Jersey, in 1915, by John Boston Campbell who came from Scotland and found happiness in the business of making flooring with his two sons, Neil and Kenneth. Still privately held and owned by the Campbell family, Mannington is now one of the world’s leading makers of residential and commercial fine flooring with locations across the U.S. and in the U.K. (under the Amtico brand). And though we’ve evolved and grown throughout the years, our commitment to our craft has never changed. Mannington Mills Inc.'s' family of companies and brands includes Mannington Residential, Mannington Commercial, Amtico, Phenix Flooring, Pharr Fibers and Yarns, and Burke, and is home to a vibrant, creative group of thinkers, innovators and go-getters who design and manufacture gorgeous floors with superior performance and durability. Our long-standing company values include “Care” and “Do the Right Thing.” These values play into everything we do when it comes to how we interact with one another, including our customers, our families and the communities in which we are located. Perhaps that’s why so many Mannington associates have turned their jobs into careers that have spanned decades. Where you choose to work matters. That’s why we’re dedicated to making Mannington…the company you keep.