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Sustainability

Everything we do has an effect on the big issues facing us as a society.

 At Desso we are aware of the environmental impact of climate change and the overuse of scarce resources. We know the difference that can be made by interaction with our neighbours and society as a whole and we will concentrate our efforts in these areas. However we cannot succeed alone; our sustainable goals must encompass our workforce, our suppliers, our neighbours, our customers, and indeed our direct stakeholders.

For Desso, the radical decision to move beyond 'mere' sustainability in producing its carpets and artificial grass has resulted in a partnership agreement with the Hamburg-based Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA), Cradle to Cradle® is a giant step forward, from Eco Efficiency to Eco Effectiveness.

For more information please see our Cradle to Cradle® brochure

Our focus:

  1. Social responsibilities
    We want our business to have a positive effect on those we deal with - not least our customers, our workforce and our suppliers. We aim to build a reputation as an honest and ethical trading partner, great employer and responsible neighbour by fulfilling the Global Sullivan Principles and striving for a SA 8000 certification in 2012.
  2. Climate
    We will continually strive to reduce to use 100% renewable energy for our operations.
  3. Sustainability with substance
    We will ensure that our products have as beneficial an impact as possible throughout their whole life. We will source sustainable raw materials, use energy efficient processes, develop long-life and low maintenance products, and we will recycle, reclaim and re-use products at the end of their initial life.
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