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Marmoleum - Ecolabels

Discovering the green road

Your environment benefits from using Marmoleum, not just because you are using a floor covering that is made from natural raw materials, which means that you are literally bring nature inside, but you also benefit from a floor that is contributing to a healthy indoor environment as Marmoleum offers a floor that is hygienic and has natural anti-bacterial properties. Forbo’s Marmoleum has been awarded a large array of international environmental certificates such as the Nordic Swan, the Blue Angel and Nature Plus. In addition, Marmoleum flooring improves the environmental and well-being score in building rating schemes such as LEED, Breeam and the Well building standard.

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 on this page.

Marmoleum Environmental certificates

Der Blaue Engel

Der Blaue Engel

We have been awarded Der Blaue Engel for our linoleum floor coverings Marmoleum, Linoflex, Linoleum Tile, Sport Linoleum, Decibel and Acoustic as well as for our textile floor coverings Object Needle Fleece Forte / Forte Graphic and Markant / Markant Graphic.

Der Blaue Engel is the world's oldest environmental protection label for products and services. This eco-label identifies products and services with the best possible ecological characteristics and contributes significantly to accelerating the structural change of the economy towards sustainable development. Today, about 15,000 products and services in about 200 product categories carry Der Blaue Engel.

In the categories for elastic and textile floor coverings, Der Blaue Engel makes a healthy alternative for consumers recognizable. The "Blaue Engel" award is given to resilient floor coverings which are produced in an environmentally friendly manner, are safe from a health point of view in the living environment and do not contain pollutants that interfere with recovery. In the category of textile floor coverings, products are awarded that emit particularly small quantities of organic compounds and formaldehyde into the indoor air and, from a health point of view, are regarded as harmless in the living environment.

Further information about Der Blaue Engel can be found at:
www.blauer-engel.com

Der Blaue Engel logo

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel works to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods – and to make it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.

Flooring is a heterogeneous project group that comprises several different materials/raw materials and combinations of materials. The floor coverings that may be Nordic Ecolabelled are wooden flooring (both solid wood floors and parquet), laminate flooring, linoleum flooring, cork flooring, bamboo flooring, textile flooring and plastic flooring free from PVC. As a multi-issue label, Nordic Ecolabelling sets requirements in all relevant areas of the lifecycle, where there is good steerability.

A Nordic Ecolabelled floor covering:
• Has a high proportion of renewable and/or recycled materials
• Meets stringent requirements on chemicals harmful to health and the environment
• Guarantees low emissions and a good indoor environment
• Has been manufactured energy efficiently
• Has good durability

More info about the Nordic Swan Ecolabel at:
www.nordic-ecolabel.org

Nordic Swan eco label

UL certified EPD

UL certified Environmental Product Declaration

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a comprehensive, internationally harmonized report that documents the ways in which a product, throughout its lifecycle, affects the environment.

EPDs can be developed after a product life cycle assessment (LCA) is conducted, and are based on applicable product category rules (PCRs).

As an EPD Program Operator, UL Environment helps manufacturers locate existing or create new PCRs and then certifies that all information in a manufacturer’s LCA and finished EPD is accurate. UL Environment also provides Transparency Summary documents to make key information included in the EPD more assessable.

More about UL:
www.ul.com

Interested in our Marmoleum EPD's?
EPD Linoleum

UL certified environmental product declaration

Natureplus

Natureplus

Marmoleum 2.5mm and Linoflex are the only linoleum floor coverings awarded the natureplus quality label for sustainable home and building products.

Natureplus is the International Association for Sustainable Building and Living with about 100 members in many European countries. The aim of the association is to enforce sustainable development in the construction sector. For this purpose, the association awards the natureplus quality label.

The natureplus quality label stands for health compatibility, environmentally friendly production, protection of finite resources and usability. Products with this symbol consist predominantly of renewable or naturally conserved raw materials. Demanding tests and Europe's strictest limits for harmful substances guarantee the safety of the certified products.

More information about natureplus can be found at:
www.natureplus.org

natureplus label

Österreichisches Umweltzeichen

Österreichisches Umweltzeichen

Our linoleum floorings Marmoleum and Linoflex, Linoleum Modular, Linoleum Decibel and Linoleum Acoustic have been awarded the Österreichisches Umweltzeichen.

The Österreichisches Umweltzeichen is awarded to products and services that meet high standards of environmental and quality performance. Products bearing this eco-label must comply with a number of environmental criteria and demonstrate their compliance with an independent report. Only those certified environmentally friendly products that have a reasonable suitability for use and quality are awarded. In this way, the eco-label combines high environmental standards with quality and product safety.

Further information on the Österreichisches Umweltzeichen is available at:
www.umweltzeichen.com

Oesterreichisches Umweltzeichen

Red list free

RED list free

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) has developed the a red list of chemicals that may not be included in materials, due to health concerns, used in construction that seeks to meet the criteria of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).

Red List free Declared means that product ingredients are evaluated and reported by the manufacturer on 100 parts per million (ppm).​

UK Allergy seal

UK Allergy seal

Allergy UK has a number of schemes that will give you confidence that the products you buy really do perform to the claims made by the manufacturer. And the reassurance the product has been scientifically tested to prove it is efficient at reducing/removing allergens from the environment of allergy and asthma sufferers or the products have significantly reduced allergen/chemical content​.

USDA

USDA

100% biobased label, is used by the US government purchasing, based on the biopreferred program for sustainable purchasing by Federal agencies. LEED v4. relevance.​

HPD

HPD

The HPD Open Standard is a voluntary technical specification that reports product contents and the associated health information. The HPD Open Standard was developed by manufacturers, architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, and scientists. HPDs enable manufacturers to disclose information from meeting minimum requirements to full disclosure and transparency.