Life Cycle Assessment & EPD's
At Forbo we believe an open, honest and transparent approach to demonstrating a sustainable attitude is the only way to show the credits we attribute to our products and processes. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a recognised methodology we use to determine and measure the impact on the environment of any product during its creation, use and what remains when a product reaches its end of life by measuring a set number of impact categories. Click here to view Forbo's EPDs, HPDs, and more
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is the outcome of the LCA, which is published in a 3rd party verified report on a particular product. The EPD for Marmoleum verifies our claims and gives transparent insights into our test results and measurements.
Marmoleum is manufactured in a state-of-the-art environment where the traditional manufacturing process has been automated in efficient production lines that are run entirely on green electricity. At Forbo, we actively steer our processes toward continuous improvement, maximizing the use of recycled content in our Marmoleum and working with green design principles whenever new designs or structures are developed.
Marmoleum installation waste take-back schemes
In many of our markets we have now introduced a network to take make material from previous installations. The cuts and scraps are collected and returned to our factory. On a smaller scale, in our sampling, we take the same approach. This way, we can do our best to assure full-circle recycling even at points where our product reaches its end of life state.
Labels and Certification, recognition that goes a long way
Marmoleum is among the most rewarded and environmentally sound floor covering. We value all our labels, whether it’s the internationally recognised Swan label, the blue Angel certification, the North American Sequoia Seal or more specific labels like Nature Plus or the Austrian environmental label. Next to labels and certification, Marmoleum brings real benefits when measured against BRE or LEED certifications. Here, using a Marmoleum floor helps you in the overall rating of your building.