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creating better environments
Our environmental promise

Social and environmental responsibility has been a core value at Forbo for many decades. Environmentally compatible products and state-of-the-art processes ensure that each production stage minimizes our environmental impact.

We engage in responsible product sourcing that combines our customers’ preference for quality with care for the environment, carefully selecting suppliers who reflect our environmental and social concerns. We constantly seek to improve the environmental performance of our processes; all of our manufacturing operations are ISO 14001 certified. Raw materials and energy are used efficiently, waste is recycled wherever possible, and emissions are kept to an absolute minimum.

We have always done more in environmental care than we are legally obliged to. Please follow this link to download the corporate environmental report of our production facility in Assendelft, the Netherlands.

For our products we carry out full life-cycle assessments and provide detailed information on the results so that customers can make their own responsible choices.

The most natural of materials

Life-cycle analysis shows that our linoleum products are the ecologically preferred floor covering. Linoleum is produced from renewable materials: linseed oil, rosins, wood flour, jute and ecologically responsible pigments. These materials underlie the charm that gives each design its inimitable, distinguished look.