Corporate Sustainability Strategy
A driver for progress and innovation
For Tarkett, corporate sustainability is about achieving a long-term balance between people, the planet and the economy. We have set ambitious sustainability goals for a broad range of social, environmental and economic priorities and our corporate sustainability strategy provides the roadmap for achieving constant progress.
We achieve this by structuring our corporate sustainability objectives across three dimensions:
"Tarkett’s commitment to people and to the environment is fully embedded in our values, through which we recognize the important responsibility that we have as a company to take care of our environmental and social impacts. But, beyond being a business constraint, corporate sustainability at Tarkett is an opportunity to continuously improve our operations, and to develop our capacity to innovate and differentiate ourselves. We continue in our strong commitment to the United Nations Global Compact, following its essential principles and working to promote this commitment with all our stakeholders. To achieve its objectives and monitor our progress, we formally structured our corporate sustainability strategy in 2011, making it a true management tool as well as an innovation driver to build Tarkett’s future." Michel Giannuzzi, CEO
Tarkett has signed the United Nations Global Compact, and is promoting the 10 Principles through its commitments and actions and its stakeholder relationships.
Based on ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anticorruption, the Global Compact aims at contributing to a more balanced and sustainable global economy.
Partnering with stakeholders
Active exchange with all of Tarkett’s key stakeholders is crucial to defining the right sustainability priorities and measuring progress. We recognize the importance of acting as a responsible corporate citizen, and we pay close attention to the specific needs and opinions of all our customer groups who expect us to operate our business in a responsible, sustainable manner. To maintain active dialogue in our daily operations, we establish formal processes for exchange and input, for example through customer satisfaction surveys, employee surveys, monthly shareholder meetings, and Global Compact agreements with our suppliers.
For the benefits of our customers, Tarkett also invests in secondary research to better understand mid and long-term customer needs. We capitalize on these insights and recommendations in the work of our Product Development, Design, Marketing and Sales teams.
Tarkett sustainability dashboard
We want to ensure that we make progress on our sustainability initiatives. Our sustainability dashboard has been implemented across our organization to measure our progress against selected indicators.