New certification showcases sound environmental practices

by Madelein
New certification showcases sound environmental practices

Polyflor recently received the highly commendable “Excellent” rating for BES 6001 certification, a standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products as certified by Britain’s Building Research Establishment (BRE), for products manufactured at its Whitefield and Teesside facilities. Polyflor has been manufacturing vinyl floors at its Whitefield manufacturing facility for over 65 years.

CEO of Polyflor SA, Tandy Coleman, says that the company is immensely proud of this rating.

“Polyflor was the first flooring manufacturer to obtain BES 6001 certification in 2015 with a “Very Good” rating. However, refusing to rest on their laurels, the company has worked hard over the past two years to further improve their responsible sourcing procedures at manufacturing facilities to successfully achieve the highest possible rating,” says Tandy.

The auditors gave the vinyl floor products a fantastic score of 51 out of a maximum 52 points, certifying that Polyflor’s products conform to the highest responsible sourcing standards when judged according to Organisational Management, Supply Chain Management and Environmental and Social Responsibility Management.

Improving the rating required many large initiatives within the Polyflor business, including making changes to the supplier base and making certain improvements to the way that recording and reporting of environmental performance is done.

“Considering that there are over 60 companies being assessed around the world, this is the highest score ever awarded by the BRE for the BES 6001 standard and is a fantastic achievement which benefits all of us. Polyflor customers in South Africa and the rest of the world can be confident in the knowledge that they are using a flooring supplier that has sound environmental credentials,” concludes Tandy.

For more information visit www.polyflor.co.za or phone +27 (11) 609 3500.

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