Tarkett celebrates ‘Doing Good Together Week’

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Solon, Ohio—For its second annual ‘Doing Good Together Week’ celebration, Tarkett said it has planned a number of engaging events filled with discussion, service and collaboration. The company will also host a series of virtual learning labs and CEUs designed for action toward circular economy and united community. It has also partnered with Feeding America and Food Banks Canada to help provide meals to families in need.

From its commitment to producing healthier, more sustainable products, to the company’s passion for giving back to the communities in which it operates, Tarkett said it is serious about doing good every day in more than 100 countries where its products are sold.

“Globally, Tarkett has aligned our principle of social responsibility with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Libby Gillen, vice president, sustainability and A&D, Tarkett North America. “One of those targets is good health and wellbeing, which we work to apply at the local level in the communities where we live and work. Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the strain on our economy, Tarkett North America will focus on hunger and the wellbeing of our neighbors through a fundraiser with Feeding America and Food Bank Canada.”

In addition to community service, the week is also dedicated to sharing the many ways Tarkett is working to provide healthier, more sustainable flooring solutions that reduce climate impact.

“At Tarkett, we are committed to being both safe and circular—creating solutions made with good, healthy, raw materials and designing them to have an end of use rather than an end of life. Sustainability is not just a practice—it is part of our DNA,” said Millicent McLane, vice president, sustainability and A&D, Tarkett North America. “People are in the center of everything we do, starting with creating solutions made with healthy materials and designing them to embrace our circular economy principals.”

Join Tarkett for virtual discussions about designing healthier, more supportive spaces – together. Doing Good Together Week programming will include:

Learning Lab: Circular economy

Guided by Cradle to Cradle principles, learn how Tarkett is designing its products to fit safely back into a circular economy at their end of use.

Date: Monday, November 16

Time: 11-11:30 a.m. EST

Presenter: Libby Gillen, vice president, sustainability and A&D

Click here to register

CEU: Improving indoor air quality in the built environment

This course will provide a general overview of how indoor air quality (IAQ) is defined and quantified today, and how poor IAQ can impact the health and safety of occupants.

Date: Tuesday, November 17

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST

Presenter: Libby Gillen, vice president, sustainability and A&D

Click here to register

Date: Thursday, November 19

Time: 2-3 p.m. EST

Presenter: Sarah Robinson, manager, product sustainability

Click here to register

Learning Lab: Designing in full circle

Let’s talk about how to specify functional, healthy materials that can be recycled and repurposed at the end of use.

Date: Wednesday, November 18

Time: 4-4:30 p.m. EST

Presenter: Millicent McLane, vice president, sustainability and A&D

Click here to register

Learning Lab: Healthy materials for healthy habits

Join us for a discussion around the selection of healthy materials and relating them to our daily behaviors.

Date: Thursday, November 19

Time: 11-1:30 a.m. EST

Presenter: Dhruv Raina, director, product stewardship

Click here to register

To make an online donation to Feeding America or Food Banks Canada, visit here.

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