Tarkett Updates Carbon Reduction Goals - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  March 11, 2022

Tarkett Updates Carbon Reduction Goals

Tarkett announced updates to its efforts in reducing its carbon footprint which includes 12 production sites in 10 countries that are sourcing 100% renewable electricity and 38% of the total energy consumption comes from renewable energies.

The sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions company also lowered GHG gas emissions from purchased electricity, steam consumption and fuel combustion at Tarkett’s 34 production sites in 19 countries by 44% compared to 2010. Tarkett’s fossil fuel heating systems were replaced by electric or biomass-powered systems. The plant in Jacareí (Brazil) has changed the energy source of its hot press from natural gas to electricity thus reducing the associated greenhouse emissions. Jacareí now sources 100% renewable electricity from hydroelectric, solar and wind sources.
The company also provided details of its new climate targets in its newly released 2021 Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSR) report.

Tarkett recently set an ambitious climate roadmap for 2030 across its entire value chain, aiming to reduce GHG gas emissions by 30% which covers emissions from the group’s activities (Scope 1) and its purchased energy (Scope 2), plus 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,” said Fabrice Barthélemy, CEO of Tarkett in a statement.

Tarkett has made progress with its flooring take-back and recycling program by transforming end-of-use flooring and recycled materials into new floors. This helps reduce waste and carbon footprint, diminishing the need for virgin raw materials while avoiding landfill and incineration.

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