M/PACT - Carbon Neutral Program

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Our flooring products are carbon neutral everywhere in the world. Today.

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, and we are all responsible. At Milliken Floor Covering, we’re committed to finding ways to make a difference. We invite you to learn more about the significant changes we’ve made, then let’s work together for a better tomorrow.

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Do you see what we see?

Our climate is changing. Oceans are polluted. Resources are being depleted. We are all responsible.

It takes humans to protect humanity.

At Milliken Floor Covering, we feel the urgency to take action. That’s why we launched the M/PACT™ carbon neutral program. Today, our carpet, LVT and entrance flooring tiles are carbon neutral everywhere in the world. The fight against climate change must be a priority for all of us. We will continue to invest in new technology and create flooring products that enable you to make better choices.

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M/PACT Carbon Neutral Program

A holistically designed approach.

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INVESTMENT

We’re investing in innovative technologies to enable us to use fewer resources and less energy.

In fact, we are accelerating our investments in renewable energy. Today we invest through renewable energy credits, verified carbon offsets, and are beginning to invest in Milliken owned renewable energy projects. We are working to install a solar system at our Sydney manufacturing location that will generate up to 30% of our electricity needs on site when complete. We have also invested in new, more efficient manufacturing technologies and in local supply chains for materials in each of our facilities. These investments allow us to continue our focus on reducing carbon in our products. We believe this is essential today in improving planetary health and protecting people.

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MATERIALS

We believe material health is essential to enable circularity. The use of materials that don’t contain harmful chemicals is a critical pathway to end-of-life product recycling. Our products have 100% transparency in materials to 100 ppm. This level of materials transparency and a continued focus to improving material health is core to our commitment to reduce climate change. Our carpet, resilient flooring, and entrance flooring tiles are recyclable.

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DEMATERIALISATION

Humans are using more resources than the Earth can produce each year. We continue to focus on increasing recycled materials in our products to support the advancement of a circular economy – one that uses less new raw materials and creates less waste.

  • We have introduced recycled content in all parts of our carpet products. We challenge ourselves and our supply chain to extend innovation in new technologies.
  • Our unique recycled cushion backing extends our product life cycle which enables product light weighting for reduced consumption of oil-based materials, while retaining enhanced quality, durability, and well-being attributes.
  • Our cushion backing is engineered from recycled foam sourced responsibly with no harmful materials.
  • The felt backing in our cushion and function carpet tile products are made from 82% recycled content, including polyester bottles (five recycled bottles per square meter of carpet).
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MANUFACTURING

We aspire to leverage our global manufacturing and local supply chains to minimise carbon emissions. This includes sourcing materials locally when possible and manufacturing near customers to reduce shipping distances.

In fact, we manufacture locally for local markets in Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. More efficient manufacturing and distribution not only reduces our global carbon footprint, it also has a direct positive impact on the communities we call home. As a global manufacturing company, we set 2025 goals that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We push ourselves to meet our targets on Planet, Product, and People, including a 25% reduction in indexed greenhouse emissions by 2025. These 2025 goals are a benchmark for us to achieve more, faster.

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WELLNESS

Climate change directly impacts human health and wellness. Pollution. Natural disasters. Droughts. As a founding member of the Well Living Lab and a Well Portfolio Member, we aspire to design products that enhance well-being and quality of life of indoor spaces. We believe carbon neutral products are one important way designers can create healthy interiors that benefit both the people in buildings and human health as a whole.

Milliken has a legacy of acting to positively impact our planet.

Roger Milliken understood the importance of planting what he called “noble trees.” He said, “You plant a noble tree for the next generation, for the future…”

That’s why, at the heart of Milliken, you will find the passion and drive to make our planet cleaner, safer and healthier for future generations.

Milliken Sustainability History - 1900-1920

Milliken established its first recycling policy. Began investing in renewable energy.

Milliken Sustainability History - 1950-1960

Milliken environmental stewardship extends to its 600-acre Arboretum at Corporate Headquarters in South Carolina, USA, established by former Chairman, Roger Milliken, and his passion for trees and landscaping. The arboretum and horticultural grounds cover over 500 plants and trees and is nationally recognised. The ‘Noble Trees Foundation’ was created in conjunction to promote education and importance of tree planting for sustainable development.

Milliken Sustainability History - 1985

Millitron manufacturing technology introduced under licence to Australia.

Milliken Sustainability History - 2015

Milliken acquires Ontera in 2015, bringing global resources and providing innovative solutions to commercial interiors in Australia and New Zealand.

Milliken Sustainability History - 2017-2018

Milliken becomes founding member of the Well Living Lab to redefine health and wellness in the built environment.

3rd Party Certified Red List Free Carpet.
Milliken Sustainability History - 2019

Milliken becomes a National supporter of the Property Industry Foundation to continue making a positive impact on the community. Apart from actively engaging in fundraising initiatives, volunteer programs, the “purpose-orientated” product pathway initiative was developed to pro-actively raise funds for homeless youth through our collections.

Milliken Sustainability History - Future

Milliken is investing in new technology to enable our collective future. By supporting organisations like PureCycle Technologies or acquiring brands like Zebra-Chem, we hope to advance towards a truly circular economy with innovative capabilities that make incorporating recycled content in new products more seamless.

We've made a corporate commitment.

As a global company, we set 2025 goals that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These 2025 goals are a benchmark for us to achieve more, faster. We report on our progress towards these goals each year and push ourselves to meet our targets on Planet, Product, and People. As we look beyond 2025, we promise to do more, and continue to collaborate with others to slow climate change.

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2025 PLANET GOALS

Reducing Our Environmental Footprint


Reduce indexed greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.

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2025 PLANET GOALS

Reducing Our Environmental Footprint


Increase renewable energy use to 100,000 MWh per year.

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2025 PLANET GOALS

Reducing Our Environmental Footprint


Reduce indexed solid waste by 25 percent.

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2025 PLANET GOALS

Reducing Our Environmental Footprint


Achieve zero waste to landfill in our manufacturing.

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2025 PLANET GOALS

Reducing Our Environmental Footprint


Reduce indexed water usage by 25 percent.

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Our pathway to carbon neutral products.

We’ve achieved an important milestone. Learn more about where we’ve been and where we are going.

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Milliken Floor Covering has taken many steps to reduce our carbon footprint – from how we source raw materials to recycling initiatives to improving manufacturing and transportation efficiencies.

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When you choose M/PACT™ products, you can be sure your choice is carbon neutral. M/PACT™ carbon neutral products offset the raw materials and manufacturing carbon footprint* by using 3rd party Verified Carbon Standard Credits that support renewable energy and carbon reduction technologies to help fight climate change.

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*as calculated and verified through a ISO14025/ISO14040 compliant LCA and published in third party EPD.

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This is not the endgame. The M/PACT™ program is long-term, because the fight to stop climate change will be a long one. Milliken Floor Covering will continue to invest in new technology and shift more toward renewable energy. We will join with our partners around the world to search for solutions, as we strive to protect our planet and its inhabitants. We encourage you to specify carbon neutral products for all of your projects. Together, we can make a positive M/PACT™ on the world for generations.