At Danfloor we understand the impact of manufacturing on the environment and recognise our social responsibility to the surrounding area, its people and the resources we draw upon, which is why we aim to deliver sustainable flooring solutions.
It is our philosophy to provide a sustainable business for future generations, which is why we closely monitor our environmental impact and work towards producing luxury, yet sustainable flooring, which is produced with minimal environmental impact.
Here are just five ways our products and processes are working towards a more sustainable future.
#1 - ISO 14001
This certification is based around the principles of prevention of pollution, the awareness of and compliance with all environmental legislation, and improving an organisations environmental performance.
As a company we have implemented an Environmental Management System that monitors our processes and ensures that we:
- Minimise the use of energy, water and natural resources
- Minimise waste through prevention, re-use and recycling where possible
- Dispose of waste safely and legally
- Avoid the use of hazardous materials, where practical
- Work with environmentally responsible suppliers
- Prevent environmental damage and minimise nuisance factors such as noise and air pollution
#2 – Sustainable material
danfloor take pride in sourcing the most sustainable and forward-thinking suppliers.
As a result, a number of our nylon ranges have been developed using Aquafil’s regenerated ECONYL® nylon yarn, which performs exactly the same as virgin nylon but has a very different story behind it. ECONYL® is made by recovering nylon waste such as fishing nets from the oceans and turning it into virgin quality nylon.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon gives endless possibilities and can be recycled infinitely.
ECONYL® regenerated nylon has less impact on climate change. It reduces the global impact of nylon by up to 80% compared with material produced from oil.
#3 Product accreditation
We don’t just expect you to take our word for it when we say our products are sustainable, we obtain independent product accreditation to provide you with the confidence that our products and services will not only perform as expected but ensure that they meet - and continue to meet - appropriate standards.
Many of our products are awarded the BRE Environmental Assessment Method, which is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building’s environmental performance.
Many of our products also have Eurofins Gold Indoor air quality certification as it’s not just the external environment that matters it’s the quality of the internal environment, where we spend the majority of our time, that counts too.
#4 – Energy efficiency
On an energy-saving front, it’s important to remember that carpet is an exceptionally good insulating material. Carpet fibres are natural insulators with low heat conduction values. In addition, the surface pile of carpet with its millions of tiny fibres traps air and further increases its thermal insulation and improves energy consumption. Therefore, it’s estimated that energy savings of between 8-13% can be achieved with the installation of carpet and as a consequence, a reduction in energy cost can also be experienced.
#5 – Continuously reviewing
Having these processes and procedures in place is fantastic but in order to stay up to date with current requirements and technological advances, it’s important that we review what we are doing and how effective our processes actually are.
Through a combination of regular company audits and a schedule of ongoing tests danfloor constantly review and analysis what we do to ensure our products continue to meet high standards and deliver sustainable flooring that performs the best it can across the board.