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Creating Better Environments

From how they are made to how they perform, we make truly sustainable floors
that are good for people, good for buildings and good for the environment.

Marmoleum Live Forward

Sustainability

Sustainability as core business

Ever since we began making floor coverings, starting with linoleum more than 100 years ago, we have been committed to creating better environments in all the spaces in which people, work, live, interact, relax, heal, learn and play.

Through years of close contact with our customers and end users, we understand the built environment and the impact our products have on it. Based on this, we focus on advancing products and solutions whose life cycles comply with the circular economy model.

Forbo Flooring Systems believe in product transparency and providing clear data around
a product’s raw material origins, manufacture and end of life.

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Supporting the COP26 climate goals

At Forbo Flooring Systems, we support the objectives that have been set for this year's COP26, the global UN climate summit that takes place in Glasgow. We take pride in being actively involved in the dialogue by close contact with policymakers and influencers to share our views and solutions where we can.

Connect with us online as we follow the news and developments at and around this seminal event. We will keep you informed on the expectations, the progress and the result of the COP26 talks with special guests such as WorldGBC CEO, Cristina Gamboa.

TO OUR COP26 PROGRAMME AND OBJECTIVES

Transparant information, third-party verified - EPD's

Third-party environmental product declarations (EPD’s) are the benchmark for global transparency. When selecting local and imported flooring products always consider the raw material origins and processing as often they can be one and the same.

For example, ALL PVC and plastic raw materials are imported into Australia, and significant product processing has already occurred outside of Australia before being included in products locally. Food ingredients have to stipulate these origins and EPD's are the equivalent for building products.

Always read the label.
YOU WILL FIND THE EPD's & PRODUCT DECLARATIONS IN OUR DOWNLOAD CENTRE

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Life cycle assessment is where it all starts

A life cycle assessment is a comprehensive system for measuring the environmental impacts of the life of a product. The measurement is standardized and equal for all types of products. While system boundaries, quality of data and weighting factors play a role in the overall assessment, our LCAs are accepted once they have been verified by an independent third party.

all our EPDs are independently created and reviewed by a third party
More information about third party UL

Restoring Australia’s Natural Environment & Biodiversity

Every square metre of Marmoleum installed contributes to restoring Australian native vegetation.

Carbon Positive Australia plants native trees and shrubs creating long term carbon sinks which in addition to capturing carbon provide habitat and protection of local native species.

Over the past two years we have managed to plant over 12,000 trees/shrubs and plan to plant many more in 2021 and beyond, thank you for choosing CO2 neutral Marmoleum flooring. Each planting program is different and focuses on species endemic to the area.

find out more

Tree planting program with the carbon neutral charitable fund
Forbo Flooring Australia product eco labels - Greentag, GECA GBCA

Local recognition & ECO labels

Forbo products are recognised in Green Building Council of Australia Projects and many by accredited 3rd Party ecolabel organisations including GECA, Greentag & Best Practice PVC.

Forbo products comply and often go beyond local requirements. A good example is our production and supply chains are SA8000 certified.

View our certified products page

Collaborations and partnerships

Forbo Flooring Systems partners with international associations and bodies in setting up pilot projects and alliances in which innovations and new developments can be tested and introduced. They are particularly valuable when it comes to developing for the circular economy.

We work with European institutions such as the European Resilient Flooring Manufacturers' Institute, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, the European Carpet and Rug Association and other industry leaders such as the Green Building Council, universities and innovative start-ups. All to continuously improve the environmental profile of our company and product portfolio.

In 2021, Forbo Flooring Systems has joined the global action network World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), to help transform the building and construction sector across three strategic areas – climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity.
more information about our collaborations

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Tessera Struktur carpet tiles

Annual sustainability report

We published our first Sustainability Report way back in 2005. This contained information about our production locations and product portfolio. Today, our annual Sustainability Report is drafted according to GRI guidelines and covers every aspect of the triple bottom line – the environmental, social and economic dimensions that underpin a consistent strategy to achieve the sustainability goals we have set out in our environmental management systems.

You can download our most recent Sustainability Reports by clicking on the buttons below.

  • Download Sustainability report 2020

  • Sustainability Report 2019

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    Sustainability Report 2019

  • 2020 Forbo Flooring Systems Sustainability Report

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    Sustainability Report 2018

60th Anniversary

Contributing to Australia

2021 marks 60 years of Forbo in Australia!

Employing Australians Since 1961

Forbo Flooring Systems Australia have supplied Australian commercial projects and Australian homes with flooring and building products since 1961. Forbo Australia has a long history of product supply and supporting local employment and families across the country and throughout regional areas. Whether it be from our head office location in Sydney or through our wide network of local distributors and agents.

Additionally, Forbo flooring projects and specifications create work across an extensive network of independent retailers and subcontractors nationally. Indirectly Forbo contribute to the employment of freight and transport employees throughout Australia and New Zealand.

60 years in Australia
1953 Linoleum Krommenie, Photo Jan Versnel

Early Days

Forbo Flooring the company was incorporated in Australia on 28 November 1961. The original Australian office and operation was based in Wayville South Australia and was known as Krommenie floors (AUST) Pty Ltd.

Effective from the 1st of January 1987 the name of the company became Forbo Australia. The new office was moved to Silverwater NSW to service the population growth and freight routes.

Forbo expanded again and moved to Ferndell St South Granville in December 1993. Along with a central head office Forbo had a sales office in every state and a national team of over 70 staff. This was the good old days before mobile phones and email. The company supplied Australian commercial and residential projects a mix of designer floorcoverings and also wall coverings from the UK and Germany.

In 2003 due to the need for more space Forbo moved to its current location in Wetherill Park Sydney where the site was shared with our sister company Siegling (now Forbo Movement Systems). Forbo remain at Wetherill Park although Movement systems moved across the road.

Sustainable products and action have been core to our local history and operation, evolving alongside key organisations like GECA and the GBCA from the very beginning

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Unique products not manufactured in Australia

Buy local is always preferable especially natural products and produce that grows. However, as we are an island some unique products and design options are simply not available from local manufacturing.

For example, plastic-free, natural carbon-neutral from cradle to gate (without off setting)Marmoleum flooring has NO alternative in Australia and is a production process requiring special craftsmanship that is not easily copied and only found in historic European locations.

Additionally, design-based heterogeneous PVC flooring offering timber, stone and bespoke digital look floors are NOT made in Australia and don't have a local alternative. This includes the ever-popular Luxury Vinyl Planks or LVT. All are imported and offer variety to design interiors.

Connect- installer training

Forbo Australia directly invests in linoleum installation training in Australia. Natural linoleum/Marmoleum is a unique flooring category and requires installers who are familiar with the product characteristics.

Forbo through its Connect training program, work with flooring installers to improve and future proof their skills. As we move towards a carbon-neutral future, both linoleum and installation contractors will be essential.

We already recognise younger generations want to be part of climate-friendly solutions and this is just one way they can make a difference.
more information

Forbo connect training

Involvement & Stewardship- Take Back

Involvement & Stewardship- Take Back

Forbo Flooring Systems have been at the forefront of sustainable business for more than three decades. We were the first to to undertake 3rd party product lifecycle assessment in the 1990's, which, has now led to Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). This remains our transparent way of calculating the environmental impact of our raw materials and processes, across our product life cycles. Additionally we partner with local Australian companies like Carbon Positive Australia and Grasshopper Environmental to take action against global climate change.

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Back to the floor

Forbo Flooring Systems is actively offering installation waste take-back programs where the sustainability balance for logistics makes sense.

Post-consumer waste is a greater challenge for the industry as such in terms of collection and transport as well as the selection and processing. Where available we partner with local organisations and industry bodies to recycle our waste and minimise our impacts.

Forbo Flooring Systems Australia have partnered with Grass Hopper to offer product stewardship and end of life options for our flooring products.

Grass Hopper Environmental

Through a diversified waste solutions model, Grasshopper Environmental meets the needs of Australian businesses, Builders and Infrastructure developers through the planning, collection, transportation and management of waste.

Established in 1978 Grass Hopper Environmental provide professional, tailored responsive waste services and data reporting across building, demolition, industrial and commercial sectors.

By maintaining 100% environmental compliance, ethical recycling & waste management practices and a unique supply-chain partnership, Grass Hopper effectively facilitate the waste to resource process and increase the green credentials of businesses and construction projects across Sydney. More information about grass hopper

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Waste to Energy

Waste to energy

Grasshopper Environmental is the first to market facilitator of waste to energy solutions for construction & demolition waste.
Waste to energy is an ideal solution for cardboard, paper, textiles, and waste timber that would traditionally end up in landfill. The ground-breaking solution of converting waste to energy (process engineered fuel - PEF) provides multiple benefits to the environment as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions, diverts waste away from landfill and forms part of a cleaner solution to fossil fuels. Recognised by the Clean Energy Regulator and Emissions reduction fund. The processing plant is owned and run by some of Australia's largest recyclers and is located in Wetherill Park NSW, with more to come around Australia.

Forbo Marmoleum waste to energy solution can significantly increase the green credentials and resource recovery rates of any project. A C02 Neutral product from cradle to grave that gives back clean energy at the end of its useful life.

Marmoleum a natural circular solution

Forbo Flooring Australia will take back natural linoleum pre consumer offcuts and post consumer waste from building sites and through Grass Hopper Environmental recycle into processed engineered fuel (PEF), diverting waste and creating cleaner energy.

Starting as a CO2 neutral product and then creating usable energy at the end of life is a unique achievement and this is just one option with Marmoleum.

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    Product Stewardship Policy
    Forbo Flooring Systems Australia

Taking local climate action

CO2 Neutral product and Capturing Carbon in Australia

In addition to creating jobs, Forbo Australia invests in value-adding programs within the Australian community. Our planting native trees through Marmoleum program helps restore degraded land and restore Australia’s natural biodiversity.

Our ongoing partnership with Carbon Positive Australia (formerly CNCF) is an example of taking real action against local and global climate change by firstly, supplying a carbon neutral product and secondly, by contributing to planting native trees and shrubs with every m2 installed. Not just any trees, but trees and shrubs endemic to the area. More information

CNCF case study

we are committed to contribute to the circular economy with our flooring solutions

Circularity is challenging

The circular economy requires to transform our thinking. This starts in the design phase of our products. This covers sourcing more sustainable raw materials, the efficient use of energy and ways to reduce waste as part of the initial product design concept.

Second, it is important to make sure that the products’ use is maximized so that, ideally, it becomes a service.

In the final stages of a product’s life, its recyclability and reuse must be assured. This concept is captured in the term ‘extended producer responsibility.’
Learn more about our circular initiatives

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Circular economy model



Source: PBL Environmental Assessment Agency

Well-being

Healthy interiors

Floor covering is integral to every interior. It is omnipresent from the moment you get out of bed through taking a shower, having breakfast, going to school or work, relaxing, doing sport, dining, dancing, being entertained and so on. Floor coverings provide comfort, safety, reduce noise, provide a barrier to allergies and create a general feeling of well-being.

Our floors check all the boxes. The rolls and tiles we deliver create better environments: spaces that make you feel comfortable, safe and secure.

The dynamics of a building

Healthy buildings are very much part of sustainable development – sustainable development in which the individual is central.

Our philosophy on healthy interiors is expressed in our design philosophy, ‘The dynamics of a building’. We use this to provide the most appropriate type of flooring for each space. The result is buildings that are well designed, last longer and are easier to adapt to the occupier’s requirements. Buildings and interiors whose timeless solutions make frequent renovation less necessary, so saving money and reducing waste.

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Healthy indoors

Today more than half of the world’s population, over 54%, is living in urbanised areas. On average we are spending around 80%-90% of our time indoors and this will only increase. The indoor environment and the attention given to green architecture and healthy buildings, is becoming more prominent. As our floors are part of the indoor environment in which people live, meet and work, it is our mission to design and offer products that contribute in a positive way to the health and comfort of the individual.

• our floors are guaranteed free of any banned toxics
• our floors have low to even close to zero product emission
• our products are phthalate free
• our portfolio offers proven solutions against allergens and fine dust

a healthy indoor environment starts with flooring that is truly safe for humans in every aspect

All your senses

Floor covering plays an important role in the interaction between an individual and their interior space.

In research conducted by Forbo Flooring Systems, we created a series of interior spaces, each with a different type of floor covering and measured brain activity. This clearly demonstrated how visual, touch, smell and sound can trigger our five senses.

This has implications for the choice of floor covering used for public places, offices, schools, health care facility, leisure and hospitality and more. Important are the design features of a floor, including colour and light reflection, but also texture, touch, emissions, odours and sound.

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choosing the right flooring solution can have significant effects on people's wellbeing

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Design

Design is one of the most important factors when it comes to creating a sense of well-being. Floor designs not only express the image and dynamics of a work or living space, design can also be used to make
institutional buildings look and feel more like a home.

Personalization by digital printing techniques allow us to make special floor covering productions where design, colour and size of the floor can be created according to the customers specifications, this way spaces can be personalized and become a valuable aspect of the indoor environment.

Floor coverings have the capacity to reflect natural light, making spaces feel open and bright. For each of our collections we supply both NCS colour codes as well as light reflection data so that designers can easily mix and match between colours and materials.

Surestep Original safety vinyl
Sarlon acoustic vinyl

Noise

Noise is a further comfort factor. Unwanted and irritating sounds are one of the most common causes of unease and discomfort. We therefore measure the decibel impact of each of our floor covering types. Based on this, we can advise on the optimal floor covering solution to reduce impact sounds on the floor below and ambient solutions for the space in which you are working. More information about our acoustic flooring

Tactility and comfort

Tactility is an obviously important factor for the floor beneath your feet. Choosing a soft, hard or resilient floor can make you feel comfortable and relaxed or active and able to perform. The Forbo flooring portfolio offers a variety of options, ranging from facilitating walking to moving traffic and heavy loads.
More information about our flooring products

Flotex digital print - custom flooring

Our goals

Roadmap for the next 5 years

Our Sustainability program 2025 is designed to activate Forbo Flooring Systems' Sustainability Strategy.
For each of the seven main areas in the categories Circular economy and People, the sustainability goals for 2025 are explained.

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Forbo The Green Road

Goals for the circular economy

Displaying a carbon negative product portfolio
• Achieving a significant reduction of on-site CO2 emissions by 2025

Using renewable energy
• Achieving renewable electricity usage where possible
• Strong reduction of fossil gas usage

Becoming a zero-waste company
• Increasing reuse/recycling of product waste
• Achieving 100% reuse/recycling of office waste

Actively contributing to the circular economy
• Increase EU sales volume that is recycled after consumption
• Increase EU post installation waste that is recycled
• Increase loose-lay sales volume that is being reused and resold in EU
• Design for recycling: increase the recyclability of the products sold
• All products have recycled content (preferable post-consumer)

Goals for the people we are working with

Ensuring ethical and sustainable supply chain management
• Address our suppliers to have a sustainability program to decrease their environmental footprint
• Focus on the materials procured to increase recycled or biobased content

Ensuring that all employees are involved in sustainability
• Circular Economy and Sustainability training has been given to all employees
• Sustainability program implemented and program manager appointed
• Lease cars and other vehicles are non-fossil in countries with an appropriate infrastructure

Ensuring we are socially responsible, diverse and inclusive
• Gender, age, cultural and physical background diversity and inclusion policy implemented
• Maintaining and improving our SA8000 certified social accountability management system

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Products

A sustainable assortment

Due to our commitment to sustainability the Forbo Flooring Systems assortment has some truly unique sustainable solutions. For example our Marmoleum floor coverings that are CO2 neutral when they leave our factory, without offsetting. Our vinyl floors that are truly safe to use and offer great loose lay options, ready for the circular economy. Our textile floors that have a high recycled content, especially our carpet tiles that have a minimum recycled content by weight of 57%. And last but not least our Coral entrance systems that are made with Econyl yarns derived from abandoned fishing nets.
Learn more about our product portfolio by clicking on the links below.

Marmoleum: natural and CO2 neutral

Marmoleum, Forbo’s linoleum brand, is a true environmental evergreen.

Made from natural raw materials and produced in a modern and efficient production environment running on green electricity, the production of this floor covering is actually carbon negative from cradle to gate.

For example, 10,000 m2 of Marmoleum (2.5 mm) reduces CO2 emission by 400 kg without any offset!
Read more about our CO2 neutral Marmoleum

Marmoleum Marbled Fresco
Sarlon acoustic vinyl

Vinyl: state-of-the-art performance

Vinyl floor coverings are part of a versatile range of products whose technical and sustainable properties have, over the years, undergone a metamorphosis.

Forbo’s vinyl portfolio represents state-of-the-art quality, manufactured in ultra-modern and energy efficient production plants.

Apart from improving recycled or reused content, further advances have been made in lacquers and dyes, which are waterborne, nowadays, while product emissions have been reduced to near zero and harmful substances eliminated. We offer a commercial portfolio of fully phthalate-free vinyl.

Flotex: high tech textile

Conventional sheet and tile textile floor covering is made of tufted yarns and then finished with a latex or bitumen backing. Forbo’s Flotex collections are different. They are created from 6.6 nylon fibres with an impervious backing that create a dense, comfortable surface that is sturdy and resilient as well. Flotex is available in sheet, planks and tiles. The modular solutions contain a high percentage of recycled material.

Being both hygienic and washable, Flotex is an example of the type of innovation that opens up new segments for textiles. Not only in hospitality, leisure spaces and offices, but also in care and cure facilities, schools and public buildings. More information about our Flotex flocked flooring

Flotex Colour flocked flooring
Tessera Layout & Outline carpet tiles

Carpet tiles: designed for reuse and recycling

Forbo’s carpet tile portfolio features recycled yarn and modified bitumen.

With a minimum recycled content by weight of 57% our Tessera carpet tiles have the highest recycled content in the industry. Some of our ranges, for example Create Space 1, even have a recycled content by weight of 70%.

During floor design, we create random lay tiles so that the parts of the floor that see heavy use can be replaced without this impacting the overall design.

We are experimenting with end of life solutions, especially those that involve separating the tiles’ textile layer from their backing. more information about our carpet tiles

Entrance floors: the most efficient flooring

Well-designed entrance floors not only offer a sustainable solution in and of themselves, they also contribute to the sustainability of the building in which they are used, throughout the life cycle of that building.

Our entrance floor covering can stop up to 95% of dirt from being walked into the building. In this way, entrance flooring can protect the quality of an interior, lengthen the use of a floor and cut down on cleaning and maintenance costs and the use of detergents. We use yarns that are upcycled from old fishing nets for a number of our collections. A true sustainable solution. More information about our entrance flooring systems

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Commitment

Commitment & stewardship

Forbo Flooring Systems has been at the forefront of sustainable entrepreneurship for over three decades. We were the first in using Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). This remains our transparent way to calculate the environmental impact of our raw materials and processes, plus the product life cycle. We have a long-term sustainable vision that has led to a first concrete step in our 2020-2025 strategy. We follow a ‘compliance plus’ policy that creates a stimulating and innovative environment that leads to ingenious solutions and unique sustainable features.

our compliance plus policy is our commitment to go above and beyond government regulations and requirements

Sustainability Strategy

Forbo's Sustainability Strategy has a horizon: we have the ambition to have mastered the challenges of the circular economy and to become a zero-waste company. At this moment it is not yet clear how governments and legislation will influence the pace in coming years. But for sure, in order to meet our long-term ambitions, steps are required now.

Therefore we have started our Sustainability program 2025. This program lays out the actions that need to be undertaken in the first five years until end 2025 to make the desired progress in the goals we have set ourselves. There are seven main goals in the categories Circular economy and People. You can find more information about these main goals on the Goals tab on this page.

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Social accountability

The SA8000 standard is our commitment to realizing a guaranteed fair treatment of workers.

Our supplier requirements program imposes requirements on our suppliers as a legally binding document. Our approach also involves close cooperation with individual suppliers. This is realized through meetings, on-site visits and supplier assessments that involve audits conducted by our purchasers or responsible managers.

These assessments ensure that our suppliers properly observe human and labour rights, occupational health and safety requirements, environmental performance goals and responsible business practices in their daily business.
More information about the SA 8000 certification

Green design principles

When it comes to product design and production, Forbo Flooring Systems follows the 4R principle of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Renew for all our collections. The design process is central to reducing raw material requirements, reusing factory waste, recycling old products and employing renewable raw material. Following green design principles means working with circular economy principles in mind as well. Through this, the focus extends to options for product construction and to include end of life solutions. Forbo’s in-house designers are the true engineers of our environmental profile.

truly sustainable flooring starts in the design phase through a mindset of truly caring about our future

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Reduce & Renew

Depletion of resources is an important topic. Using natural resources which renew themselves and that can be harvested as annual crops are the preferred solution. This is followed by the use of renewable and recycled material. Forbo Flooring Systems measures its performance and continuously strives to improve these ratios.

Recycle & Reuse

Our focus on reuse and recycling has led to very good results in recent years. We have increased the recycled content in our broad range of products like Marmoleum, Allura and Eternal. We are proud to say that we have a broad portfolio of products that contain a high level of recycled or reused content.

As a result of our dedication an ever growing assortment of easy to reuse flooring solutions come available to fit the future circular economy model. Our portfolio covers a broad range of applications in tile, plank or sheet format. All these innovative flooring solutions need no adhesive while they can perform under heavy conditions and are easy to remove at end of life.
Sheet project vinyl Modul'up adhesive free sheet vinyl in 3 versions: Decibel (19 dB), Compact and T.E for damp subfloors
Luxury Vinyl Tiles Allura adhesive free tiles and planks in 3 versions: Click, Puzzle and Ease
ESD and industrial flooring Colorex tiles in 3 versions: Plus EC, Plus Basic and Plus R10
Entrance matting Coral Click

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Committed to turn climate change

The CO2 emissions on our manufacturing sites is one to one related energy used during manufacturing.

The average CO2 emissions per square metre product produced dropped from 3.44 in 2004 to 1.09 in 2020, a reduction of 68%.

A portfolio meeting green design principles

We measure the share of recycled content in all our product categories with the aim to increase it where possible.

With the waste left in our factories we are looking at various ways to increase the recycled content in all of our products, this is not only done by recipe alterations but also by introducing new production techniques.

PVC micronization is one of the concepts which is promising and which proves to work in some of the pilots we carried out in 2019. Our continuous improvement to reduce waste is to convert where possible to digital printing concepts.

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Green Building Council Australia

Sustainability is a major part of Forbo’s daily operation from how we choose our raw materials to the way we make, market and sell our products. All parts working together so that our floor coverings meet our mission of creating a better environment. We use Green design guidelines, green electricity and follow the 4R's principle of: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Renew.

Forbo Flooring Systems Australia is a proud member of the Green Building Council Australia, which was established in 2002 to lead the sustainable transformation of the built environment.

Local recognition & ECO labels

Majority of Forbo Floorcovering ranges are certified with GreenRate Level A under the Green Building Council of Australia Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes, meaning you'll receive the maximum Green Star points.

Sphera, Colorex plus and Allura Colour plus are best practice PVC certified to meet the Green Building Council (GBCA) best practice PVC guidelines.

Forbo products often go beyond local requirements. A good example is our production and supply chains are SA8000 certified.
View our certified products page

Forbo Flooring Australia Eco labels - Greenstar, Geca & best practice PVC

Responsible products credit - GBCA new green building rating tool

Green Star Buildings introduces a new Responsible Products Framework. This frameworks aims to reward products for having lower environmental impact, being transparent, respecting human rights and preparing for a low carbon future.

The five reward initiatives key principles:
Responsibility - manufacturing avoids significant environmental impact
Transparency - product impacts and content are transparent and meet high standards
Foresight manufacturer is preparing for future low-carbon production and the circular economy
Stewardship - supply chain is operated ethically, respecting human rights and lower environmental
impact
Verification - 3rd party recognised, to ensure you can stand behind your claims

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Product Stewardship Policy

Forbo Flooring Systems Australia is committed to responsible product life cycle management and the core principles of product stewardship and manufacturer responsibility.

As a manufacturer and supplier of linoleum (Marmoleum, floor coverings and surface finishes (Bulletin Board, Furniture linoleum) on a project by project basis will contractually take back all Forbo linoleum products for reprocessing into new product or recycled.

In addition, Forbo is also a member of the Vinyl Council of Australia and work with all industry stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes across PVC product supply and end of life options in Australia.
View our Product Stewardship Policy