The Tandus Flooring Environmental Center in Dalton, Ga., is now certified through Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). Certification of the reclamation center means it is guaranteed to conform with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Guides for the Use of Environmental Claims, according to Tandus.
of the enormous amount of confusion in our industry regarding environmental
claims, we will continue to invest the necessary time and resources to provide
customers with third party certification regarding the environmental aspects of
our processes and products," said Glen Hussmann, president and ceo, Tandus
200 employee hours have been dedicated to data collection, meetings with SCS
auditors and submission of detailed information for the rigorous requirements
for the SCS certification. To maintain the certification, Tandus Flooring must
demonstrate continued conformance with the standard set by SCS, and will be
audited on an annual basis both internally and externally.
have a rich heritage of innovation with many ‘firsts’ to our credit,"
added Hussmann. "We're proud to be
the first in our industry to have our recycling facilities SCS certified."
it has reclaimed and recycled more than 170 million pounds of flooring and
manufacturing waste back into flooring since 1994. Floor products produced
through reclamation are identified as ER3 products, and Tandus produces more
than 8 million sq. ft. of ER3 products annually.
Tandus reclamation center certified by SCS
November 2, 2010