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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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 also beginning to invest in Milliken owned renewable energy projects. We have also invested in new more efficient manufacturing technologies and in local supply chains for materials in each of our facilities.

Over the past 2 years, a focus on sourcing of materials close to manufacture reduces transport of materials in our Asia business. This combined with a reduction in energy for carpet backing has reduced the carbon footprint of cushion products by 30%*.

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.

*as calculated through a ISO14025/ISO14040 compliant LCA’s and published in 3rd party verified EPD’s.

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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 reducing climate change. Our carpet, resilient flooring, and entryway tile are recyclable.

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DEMATERIALIZATION

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.

  • Milliken’s non-PVC WellBAC® Function backing is 100% recyclable.
  • WellBAC® comfort uses 78% recycled foam for cushion backing and it can prolong the life expectancy of carpet tiles compared with hardback products. The use of recycled foam results in 14-22% less new raw material used in WellBAC® Comfort carpet tiles.
Learn more about our WellBAC® carpet
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MANUFACTURING

We aspire to leverage our global manufacturing and local supply chains to minimize carbon emissions. With investments in higher efficiency equipment, we increased the efficiency of our carpet tile backing process in Asia, reducing electricity needs by 31%.

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.

2020 Corporate Sustainability Report World's Most Ethical Companies List for 15 years
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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.

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Econyl yarn is a recycled and regenerated yarn composed with synthetic waste such as industrial plastic, waste fabric, and fishing nets from oceans. This sustainable yarn system can be embedded into many of our product collections such as Fine Detail.

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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 - 1998

Recognizing the importance of green building practices, Milliken becomes a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Milliken Sustainability History - 2009

Asia Flooring Manufacturing Achieves ISO14001 Environmental Management.

Milliken Sustainability History - 2011

Singapore Green Label Certified

Milliken Sustainability History - 2017-2018

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

Milliken Sustainability History - 2019

Introduced Red List Free WellBAC® Comfort recycled cushion carpet tiles and WellBAC® Function hardback carpet tiles

Milliken Sustainability History - 2020

It’s not enough to change company policies and processes. We believe individual participation can have a deep and lasting effect on the nature and values of Milliken. So for two weeks, Milliken volunteers from around the world participated in a Global Cleanup event to discover, identify, collect, and dispose of litter. Milliken associates proudly collected over 26,000 pieces of litter.

Milliken Sustainability History - Future

Milliken is investing in new technology to enable our collective future. By supporting organizations 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 an ISO14025/ISO14040 compliant LCA and published in third party EPD.

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This is a continuous journey. The M/PACT™ program is long-term, because the fight to stop climate change will be a long one. Milliken will continue to innovate with product design, invest in new technology and accelerate our shift to 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 our carbon neutral products for all of your projects to ensure the climate change journey continues. Together, we can make a positive M/PACT™ on the world for generations.