Forbo works with trusted partners
Forbo Flooring Systems partners with local and 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 the Australian Resilient Flooring Industry Association ARFA and 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 Green Building Councils, universities and innovative start-ups. All to continuously improve the environmental profile of our company and product portfolio.
CONTROLLED SUPPLY CHAIN CERTIFICATION
SA8000 is an international, auditable social certification standard based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It defines an industry and corporate way to measure social performance.
Through ISO 14001 we apply an Environmental Management System (EMS) to help us with a framework to follow in setting up an effective EMS.
The SA8000 standard is our commitment to realising a guaranteed fair treatment of workers and complying with the modern slavery act and standards.
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 realised 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.
Eco friendly labels & certification
In line with our sustainability strategy, we use various transparent certification systems from independent third parties worldwide to have our floor coverings regularly checked and evaluated.
This is positive for Forbo Flooring Systems, because it helps us to draw attention to our sustainability strategy and identify opportunities for improvement. On the other hand, it's also a confirmation to our customers, because these eco-labels prove that environmental experts are also convinced that our floor coverings are among the most sustainable and powerful on the market.
Find out more about the different eco labels that have been awarded to our products.