HELPING TO SUPPORT A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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We’ll become fully net carbon neutral in 2022

Our vision is to lead the environmental agenda for the tile specification market

Our Story

Over 40 tile ranges already include 40% or more recycled content

Our vision is to lead the environmental agenda for the tile specification market.

We will do this by contributing to a sustainable society through continuous improvement and innovation working with dedicated partners. This is throughout our product lifecycle with an objective to create a fully net carbon neutral commercial tile specification business by September 2022.

40 for 40 in Partnership with the World Land Trust

40 for 40 is our initiative with the World Land Trust to protect the world’s precious natural habitats.

Every time you purchase 40% minimum recycled content tiles, we’ll donate 40 pence to the work of the trust through its Buy an Acre programme.

To date, the World Land Trust has protected more than 2,000,000 acres of precious natural habitats through land purchase.

It’s our goal to ensure that we contribute to the crucial work of the trust through 40 for 40.

“The support that is given to the World Land Trust is support that goes directly to the place where it’s needed.”

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David has supported the World Land Trust since it was founded in 1989; one of the founders being John Burton (Work Land Trust’s CEO).

John’s creative and innovative approach to raising funds to save rainforests and other important wildlife habitats was one of the main reasons that Sir David became World Land Trust’s official Patron in 2003.

Carbon Balanced

Our partnership with the World Land Trust includes balancing our emissions.

Through an independent audit, we’ve assessed our emissions and are working with the trust to balance them out through projects in highly biodiverse areas that are under heavy threat from human activity.

Every project is a REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus) project. REDD+ provides a framework for sustainable forest management.

Since the outset of Carbon Balanced more than 610,000 tonnes of carbon have been offset through projects

How sector innovation can support a sustainable future

Parkside and Strata Managing Director Dan Little is Chair of the Group Sustainability Council and is one of the chief minds behind our sustainability agenda.

Read what Dan has to say in his white paper ‘How Sector Innovation can Support a Sustainable Future’, which looks at the philosophy of our approach to sustainability.

Working Together To Create Sustainable Tile Specifications

Our partnership with WRAP sees us work on a cross-continent mission to create a world where resources are sourced and used sustainably.

WRAP works with governments, businesses and citizens to deliver lasting change right across the plastics value chain.

Partnering with the tile industry’s best

From hand-crafted tiles made from recycled glass and sanitary ware to efficient large-scale manufacturing, we partner with the world’s best tile manufacturers to develop products that can show reduced impact.

Our sustainable supply partners include Florim, a B Corp company that uses solar powered kilns and Criaterra, a completely biodegradable wall tile.

We’ve also pledged that all new tile collections will achieve at least 20% recycled content.

ISO 14001 Certified

We’ve undergone independent certification for ISO 14001 compliance, demonstrating our commitment to becoming a business that’s more sustainable.

The robust environmental management system of the international standard provides us with a framework for improving efficiency and quantifying, monitoring and controlling our environmental impact. It also ensures we operate in accordance with environmental laws and regulations.

Working together to create sustainable Tile Specifications

By working together towards more sustainable tile specifications, we can make a difference and have a significant impact on global climate change and sustainability.