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UK Manufacturing

UK Manufacturing

Forbo has a strong presence in the UK. Our four UK manufacturing facilities all use renewable electricity and are certified to:

ISO 9001 – a standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system

ISO 14001 - a standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system

OHSAS 18001 - sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management best practice

SA8000 – a standard that encourages organisations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace

Green design principles

Sustainable development and ‘creating better environments’ is an integral part of all of Forbo Flooring Systems’ activities. We support this in a constructive and consistent manner through the following principles:

• ‘Compliance plus’ – a commitment to go above and beyond government regulations and requirements

• Integrating sustainability considerations into all our business decisions

• Regularly monitoring and reviewing progress in sustainability performance

• A commitment to continuous improvement

• Promoting sustainability throughout our value chain, and expecting our suppliers and customers to comply with this

• Ensuring that all staff are fully aware of our sustainability policy and are committed to implementing and improving it

• ‘Committed to the health of one’ – our focus on the health of the individual

Green information

We provide environmental datasheets for our products which are available to download at any time. Importantly, if a particular product doesn’t meet a relevant standard or criteria, this is noted on the sheets.

We also provide high quality electronic information such as BIM models with all the relevant and up-to-date information included.BIM models

Environmental datasheet


Social Accountability International has established one of the world’s preeminent social standards – the SA8000 Standard for decent work, a tool for implementing international labour standards – that has improved the lives of over a million workers.

SA8000 guides employers to consider the importance of each job and to recognise the equal dignity of each person involved in the supply chain – from the worker to the retailer to the consumer.

The SA8000 Standard leverages the power of business and consumer to purchase products made from workplaces that enrich, not denigrate, the livelihoods of people.

Our UK, France and Netherland facilities are all certified to SA8000.

All Forbo products sold and made in the UK are produced using
100% of electricity from Renewable sources


Reduce, Renewable, Reuse, Recycle

Underpinning our environmental policies is the application of our "4 R's" Reduce, Renewable, Reuse, Recycle. This is a continuous rolling program of initiatives across all sites within the business, and it is our commitment to continuing and improving ourselves to achieve our environmental aims.

Reduce: energy, landfill, raw material consumption
Renewable: electricity, natural & sustainable raw materials
Reuse: production waste across all sites
Recycle: product and sampling take back schemes


  • Forbo Creating Better Environments brochure

    Environmental brochure
    Read our full story in our environmental brochure.

  • Forbo Flooring Systems Sustainability Report UK 2019

    Forbo Flooring Sustainability report
    Download our latest sustainability report.

  • Forbo Creating Better Environments Infographic

    Environmental Infographic
    Download our Creating Better Environments Infographic.