Karndean Designflooring has always aimed to make stylish and durable floors with the lowest possible impact on the environment. We are committed to improving our manufacturing and logistical processes to ensure sustainability while delivering best value.
Karndean Designflooring is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia and complies with their requirements under GreenStar.
Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing
All Karndean Designflooring is manufactured in factories certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management international standards. Our approach is based on the use of recycled materials in our floor coverings and ensuring that the finished product is suitable for recycling if required.
GreenStar GreenTag™ Certified
Flotex Sheet is fully certified to Ecospecifier Global GreenTag™ - the third party multi-criteria, consensus based and externally verified Type 1 eco-labelling program. This is one of the largest product sustainability certification systems in Australasia and the only Certification Mark approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
GreenTag™ comprises two certification systems in which Flotex Sheet is certified under both.
LCARate™ is the Life Cycle Analysis for all products and all rating tools that engage analysis with separate outputs called an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This is a summary LCA report used for certain credits in some rating tools for GreenStar. LCA is used to determine the environmental and Whole of Life (WoL) impact associated with a product; evaluating sustainability, recycled content and energy emissions.
Flotex Sheet has achieved GreenTag™ LCARate Silver Certification, offering eco-credit points towards GreenStar building projects.
GreenRate™ is a straight Type 1 eco label developed to meet the requirements of specific green building rating tools. It includes the measurement of indoor environmental air quality: volatile organic compounds compliant (IEQ VOC) and reduced exposure to pollutants. GreenRate™ is offered in three levels of quality from Level ‘C’ up to Level ‘A’ relevant to GreenStar in Australia and New Zealand.
Flotex Sheet has also been fully certified under GreenRate™ Level A certification, declaring responsible manufacture and clean indoor quality.