3435Polyflor AustraliaPolyflor Australia donated flooring to a number of worthwhile, local projects including 'Young Care' - who provide assistance to young people with high demand needs so that they don't have to live in aged care facilities. Jamie Oliver's 'Ipswich Ministry of Food' truck fitout also benefitted, which achieved recognition as being one of the 'greenest kitchens in Australia'.Polyflor New ZealandPolyflor New Zealand contributed to Youthline's new Community Centre in Aukland and to two churches, one in Western Samoa and one in American Samoa. Following on from the tsunami, which struck Samoa, Polyflor also helped with the rebuild and repair. Polyflor flooring was provided on all of these projects.Polyflor South AfricaPolyflor South Africa provided flooring to refurbished Children's Wards at Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto and to 'The Making a Difference' campaign, which was set up by TV programme, 'Carte Blanche'. Polyflor South Africa participated in all major projects, helping upgrade paediatric units in three state hospitals. The campaign's next big project will also follow shortly...Internally at PolyflorGood corporate social responsibility is promoted within Polyflor - globally - from our CSR policy, health & safety policy, our compliance with EU Regulations regarding employees' rights and our audits for SA8000 accreditation. We provide family friendly flexibility and we have a dignity at work policy, preventing bullying at all levels. Polyflor staff are also encouraged and supported regarding personal development and training through MBAs, AAT and NVQs for example. Socially, we have our 25 and 40 year clubs for employees who have been with Polyflor for the respective number of years and there is a social club for all employees to join and partake in various activities and events, from sporting events to theatre trips. We encourage environmental awareness, issuing a 'Green Guide' for employees - offering advice on reducing their carbon footprint at home and work. Responding to employee feedback, bike sheds were improved and showers were installed to encourage the local workforce to cycle to work.The long and established relationships we have with customers are based on honesty and trust. It's important that we have this reputation, especially when communicating our environmental message. This is a sensitive subject so unsubstantiated or embellished claims would jeapordise our position and ethics. The relationship with our suppliers is just as important - we have reliable and trusted suppliers. These relationships cannot be taken for granted and constant auditing by Polyflor ensures our suppliers are trading ethically - this is important to our customers. With regards to our suppliers, we are stringently audited by Achilles and SGS for ISO14001 certification. Achilles is a CSR audit which means we are included amongst other responsible manufacturers and suppliers of building products on the 'Building Confidence' list. This assures member companies including Sir Robert McAlpine, Bovis Lend Lease and Balfour Beatty, that suppliers on this list trade ethically, of which the suppliers they use themselves are also scrutinised, ensuring responsible sourcing of materials.
Environmentally Preferable Flooring 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility3435We continue to be involved with the development of products that will be environmentally sustainable, easier to use and multi-functional.Polyflor CredentialsISO 14001 accreditation since 2000.First manufacturer to achieve BRE Global A+ rating certification (ENP336, ENP415 & ENP429) across 25 key ranges within the homogeneous, safety, heterogeneous and LVT flooring categories.Registered approved products with Ecospecifier and BASTA, Green Tag Certified Gold (Green Rate Level A) and can also contribute to LEED® points.Active member of UK RFA and ERFMI.Member of the UK Green Building Council, Green Building Council of Australia and New Zealand Green Building Council.Fully support VinylPlus.Active member of EPFLOOR & Recovinyl.A founding and funding member of Recofloor vinyl take-back schemeRecofloor committed to 'Halving Waste to Landfill'Runner up in the Sustainable FM Awards 2010Winner of CIWM Award for Innovative Practice (SME) 2010.Plasticisers used by Polyflor are not classified substances and do not need authorisation under REACH.Passed the most stringent international VOC tests, including AgBB, Indoor Air Comfort Gold and FloorScore®.Polyflor is working with the Carbon Trust's Energy Management programme, which provides commercially viable solutions to help UK businesses and the public sector cut carbon, energy and costs