At Standard Carpets, we understand the importance of doing our part to protect the environment. To underline our commitment to sustainability, we established our Sustainability Through Quality programme.
The programme is driven by three key principles:
all carpet should be made with the highest quality materials possible. The most sustainable products are those that last the longest.
all materials should come from recycled sources if the result is a positive offset of the energy required to produce and acquire the material. Waste materials will be reused and recycled as much as possible.
all processes used in the creation of carpet should be non-polluting, energy- and material-efficient, without sacrificing the quality or durability of the carpet.
We constantly strive to minimise negative impacts on the environment, with specific programmes in place, not only at key stages of our manufacturing process
but also in our product specifications.
Standard Carpets complies with the environmental management system ISO 9001:2000, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 14001:2004. This sets standards by which organisations:
- Minimise the negative effect of their operations on the environment (air, water and land)
- Comply with environment-related laws, regulations and other requirements
- Continually improve in the above areas
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can negatively affect air quality in enclosed spaces, produce a strong odour and, at elevated levels, be harmful to health. Under our Sustainability Through Quality programme we continually submit our carpets for third-party testing for VOC emissions.
All of our carpets and carpet tiles meet the standards set by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label Plus programme. Compliance with this international benchmark is a requirement for carpets to meet the US Green Building Council's LEED standards for health and sustainability.
MRc4 – Recycled Content
EcoShield® - 42% Pre-Consumer / Post-Industrial
Recova® - 11% Post-Consumer
MRc5 – Regional Materials
All carpet manufactured by Standard Carpets, including yarn, is made in the UAE.
EQc4.1 – Low-Emitting Materials: Adhesives and Sealants
Standard Carpets uses Laybond L79 Tackifier VOC content: <1g/L. (SCAQMD Rule #1168 VOC Limit for Indoor Carpet Adhesives: 50g/L.)
EQc4.3 – Low-Emitting Materials: Flooring Systems
All carpet tiles manufactured by Standard Carpets meet the requirements of CRI Green Label Plus.