The first SA flooring manufacturer to reach a significant sustainability milestone.
Belgotex Floors is the first South African flooring manufacturer to earn the coveted Global GreenTag eco-label certification, achieving another significant sustainability milestone.
The company was awarded the internationally recognised “Level A” Global GreenTag certification – called GreenRate* – thereby maximising its products’ eligibility to achieve 100% of the available credit points assessed by the GBCSA Interiors rating tool (Materials:Flooring category).
The Global GreenTag certification is an esteemed, globally recognised and respected mark that indicates a product’s relative performance across its sustainability criteria. South Africa’s Green Building Council (GBCSA) recognises Global GreenTag’s GreenRate certification to award points to projects that use green-certified products.
Belgotex Floors was subjected to GreenTag’s robust and rigorous GreenRate assessment process and achieved the highest level against their sustainability criteria. “Our aim with this Global GreenTag certification is to enhance the credibility of eco-product offerings and change the perceptions of the product category,” says Kevin Walsh, Chief Operations Officer at Belgotex Floors. “The challenge for the flooring industry is to shift traditional operating paradigms to new eco-innovative sustainable ones.”
The company is constantly pushing the limits for operational efficiency, seeking out ecologically sustainable manufacturing methods and developing eco-friendly products. “This stringent assessment process [for Global GreenTag certification] has equipped us to develop holistically and underscore sustainability across our value chain,” Kevin continues. “Our passion drives us to develop multi-dimensional, long-term operational plans aligned with our deeply held sustainability beliefs, which in turn has led to great strides on our Green Journey.”
*GreenRate is a registered trademark