Aspecta Earns Highest Sustainability Certification
SCS Global Services Assessment Leads to Platinum Certification Under NSF/ANSI 332 Standard
EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 5, 2014 - SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party sustainability certification, announced its platinum-level certification of Metroflor Corp.’s new Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) product, Aspecta™, to the NSF/ANSI 332 “Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Flooring.” Platinum is the highest level of achievement recognized under the standard.
"This certification attests to Metroflor’s commitment to reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with its flooring products,” said Carl Cothran, Manager of Flooring Services at SCS. “Metroflor has a thorough Environmental Management System in place and has addressed all of the major requirements of the standard, from reducing energy consumption, water use, and waste to fair labor practices for employees.”
Under this widely recognized industry standard, resilient flooring products are evaluated for environmental performance and sustainability attributes in five key areas: product design, manufacturing, long-term value, corporate governance and innovation. Performance is scored on a 100-point scale. Depending on the number of points earned, products may be recognized at the Conformant, Silver, Gold or Platinum level.
"The Sustainability Assessment conducted by SCS builds on our FloorScore® certification for Indoor Air Quality and other environmental initiatives,” said Harlan Stone, Chairman and Global CEO of Aspecta. “As a company, sustainability is a core part of how we do business, and we are continually improving our environmental performance and social responsibility.”
Aspecta is a new global LVT brand developed by Metroflor. It was developed based on consultation with architects, designers and contractors to outperform current market offerings from an aesthetic as well as practical perspective. The product will be officially launched at the upcoming NEOCON conference in Chicago from June 9th to 11th, the nation’s largest trade show for commercial interiors.
Metroflor Corp., based in Norwalk, Conn., produces floors for commercial and residential markets in a wide variety of styles, sizes and installation formats, which are sold by independent retailers through the U.S. and Canada. All Metroflor products are designed for easy maintenance and affordability, and are manufactured based on the international standards of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. From start to finish, Metroflor seeks to develop flooring solutions that measure up to the highest quality every step of the way.
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SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Programs span a cross section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, and more. Now in its 30th year, SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.
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