Calhoun, Ga. [February 12, 2015] Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for cutting-edge and innovative flooring solutions, announced today that the company has become part of a growing list of “Visionary” sponsors of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. The Health Product Declaration Collaborative is a customer-led organization committed to the continuous improvement of the building industry’s performance through transparency, openness and innovation in the product supply chain. In addition, the Health Product Declaration Collaborative created and supports the Health Product Declaration (HPD), an impartial tool for the accurate reporting of product contents and each ingredient’s relationship to the bigger picture of human and ecological health.
“As a member of the HPD Collaborative Manufacturer’s Advisory Panel for the past year, I have watched the Collaborative empower companies from around the country to be highly engaged in the transparency process,” said Michel Vermette, president of commercial and international for Mohawk Industries. “Mohawk is fully committed to product disclosure, and we believe that the HPD process will encourage the development of more innovative green building products that will result in healthier indoor environments. The benefits of transparency are all around us. We saw a similar transformation in the marketplace with food labelling in the 1990s, and the building products industry is headed in this same direction. ”
Mohawk Group has aggressive initiatives related to transparency and healthy interiors. Currently, the company continues to lead the flooring industry with the largest and most varied selection of products that have HPD’s as well as EPD’s and Declare Labels. Along with Mohawk’s Declare Label products, HPD’s are essential for helping architects, designers and end users make the right choice when specifying healthy products for the built environment. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has also incorporated Health Product Declarations into LEED V4, its most recent version of the popular LEED standard. The company’s decision to become a “Visionary” supporter is directly related to the alignment of both organizations’ philosophy on transparency and healthy products.
“We’ve seen first-hand the past year how serious Mohawk is about transparency and disclosure through their leadership in our Manufacturers Advisory Panel, and their sponsorship of the HPD Collaborative at the highest level sends an important company and industry signal,” said John L. Knott, Jr., executive director of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative. “Mohawk’s contribution to our efforts is also increasingly important as we participate in harmonization efforts to create a common disclosure language, streamline the process for manufacturers and continue to provide our HPD for free, all with the shared goal of creating a healthier built environment.”
To learn more about Mohawk’s sustainability initiatives and to view the company’s most recent corporate sustainability report, visit MohawkSustainability.com.
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Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.