As the country’s water crisis reaches chronic levels, businesses are looking to innovative solutions. Soft-flooring specialist Belgotex is one such example. The company has implemented a 100% waterless dyeing process, saving millions of kilolitres of water each year.
Waste management is also high on the agenda, reducing its material waste to almost zero. And, in an active drive to offset CO2 emissions and save energy, Belgotex has invested more than R20 million in solar power, resource efficiency and plant upgrades.
Little wonder then that Belgotex was the first SA flooring manufacturer to earn Global GreenTag eco-label certification. Its Pietermaritzburg factory was also awarded 6-star Green Star certification (Custom Industrial) by the GBCSA in 2017 –another SA first.
Belgotex designs and manufactures luxury and specialist carpeting and vinyl, as well as artificial grass – high-performance synthetic turf, which has been installed on soccer fields, rugby pitches, tennis courts and bowling greens countrywide.