People Friendly Spaces
We strive to create healthy, comfortable and enjoyable indoor environments that ensure everyone's well-being during product use and maintenance.
We are leading product innovation by creating specifications far exceeding the strictest indoor air quality standards in the world, pioneering non-phthalate alternatives, and conceiving easy cleaning and maintenance systems.
Progress (2016 figures)
92% of our products have low TVOC* emissions (TVOC below 100µg/m3, testing bases on regional and product requirements)
57% of our vinyl products are phthalate-free (except recycled content for some products)
2020 Objective: 100% of our products are phthalate-free and have low TVOC emissions
*TVOC: Total Volatile Organic Compounds
Tarkett has become the industry reference for dramatically reducing Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) emissions to levels between 10 to 100 times lower than the strictest standards in the world for indoor air quality.
Tarkett launched in 2014 the deployment of phthalate-free technology across its vinyl residential and professional flooring product ranges. All vinyl sites in Europe and North America use non-phthalate plasticizer technology (except recycled content for some products). Both carpet and vinyl sites in China also use this technology. In 2016, we extended the deployment to some collections in Brazil, serbia and Ukraine.
For more examples, read our CSR report of the 2016 registration document