Sustainable manufacturing practices have earned an SA flooring specialist top eco-certification. The Global GreenTag LCARate Gold rating has been awarded to three commercial-grade products manufactured by Belgotex, namely the SDX Tufted Bitumen Backed Carpet Tile, SDX Tufted Broadloom Carpet and the Structured Needlepunch Commercial Carpet.
According to Global GreenTag, criteria for gold-certification include ‘ingredients that pose no health impacts in use; requiring systems to protect workers and the environment in manufacturing; and products that are GMO-free […] They protect the planet’s biodiversity, they minimise climate change. They are excellent products compared to business-as-usual’.
Belgotex is also the first manufacturer in SA to achieve platinum Global GreenTag Production Health Declaration certification. This requires 100% transparency and disclosure of the toxicity information for a product’s individual ingredients.
Sustainability has long been a driving factor behind the Belgotex strategy. In 2017, in fact, its 100 000 m² manufacturing facility in Pietermaritzburg was awarded 6-star Green Star certification (Existing Building Performance Custom Industrial v1) by the GBCSA – another SA first.