Solon, Ohio—Tarkett North America has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for committing to reduce portfolio-wide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% within 10 years—and to work with DOE to share successful solutions and decarbonization strategies. As a partner in DOE’s Better Climate Challenge, Tarkett is one of more than 50 organizations across the U.S. economy that are stepping up to the challenge and driving real-world action toward a low-carbon future, according to the company.
As Tarkett undertakes this challenge, DOE said it will support its efforts with technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and a platform for the organization to demonstrate its commitment to being a part of the solution to climate change.
Tarkett said it is already achieving greenhouse gas reductions through increased energy efficiency at production sites, renewable energy sourcing and eco-designed products. Through eco-design, Tarkett said its teams are selecting and using high-quality materials with a low carbon footprint. Additionally, Tarkett’s Climate Roadmap for 2030 covers reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from its own activities and its purchased energy—as well as those arising from the rest of its value chain, from suppliers to end customers.
“We’re proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy in helping to decarbonize the built environment,” said Roxane Spears, vice president of sustainability, Tarkett North America. “Through a combination of renewable electricity, closed-loop water systems and the responsible sourcing of raw materials, we are implementing every possible innovation currently at our fingertips to reduce carbon emissions within our own facilities. Over the next 10 years, we’ll be continuing within our own walls and through collaborations with suppliers to reduce emissions even further.”
According to U.S. secretary of energy, Jennifer Granholm, Better Climate Challenge partners like Tarkett are committing to decarbonize across their portfolio of buildings, plants and fleets as well as share effective strategies to transition the economy to clean energy. “Their leadership and innovation are crucial in our collective fight against climate change while strengthening the U.S. economy,” Granholm said.