Milliken & Company has reached a new milestone in its sustainability journey, announcing that all Milliken carpet, luxury vinyl tile and entryway tile products around the globe are now carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions in raw materials and manufacturing carbon footprint using Verified Carbon Standard credits.
The achievement, which anchors Milliken’s flooring business’s M/PACT initiative, is another aspect of the global manufacturer’s overarching commitment to sustainability, and specifically addresses carbon reduction to continue to support the fight against climate change.
“A healthy future requires a commitment to big goals and developing world-class expertise,” Halsey Cook, president and CEO of Milliken & Company, said. “By utilizing our materials science expertise across a range of industries, we can develop sustainable products. We can also ensure that we are doing our utmost to manufacture those products in a responsible manner. It will be collaborations and collective efforts that move the needle on sustainability.”
As part of M/PACT–a carbon-neutral initiative spearheaded by Milliken’s flooring business–the business commits to reductions in the company’s carbon emissions and waste output.
“We are continuously working to remove unnecessary materials from our products, use recycled materials and reduce our dependence on oil,” said Jim McCallum, president of Milliken’s flooring business and executive vice president of Milliken & Company. “Our WellBac carpet products are Red List Free, containing no harmful chemicals, and all our flooring products have 100 percent transparency in materials…We prioritize sourcing materials locally and manufacture our products regionally to decrease shipping distances.”
Milliken hopes to develop long-term partnerships with architects, designers, corporate clients and others around the world who share the company’s commitment to sustainability.
“Our M/PACT program proves that flooring can achieve a designer’s aesthetic and performance objectives without sacrificing sustainability considerations,” McCallum added. “We all have the ability to make an impact and we look forward to continuing the work and the dialogue surrounding climate change through our M/PACT initiative.”