HMTX joins TSC to bring focus to their efforts to create more sustainable flooring options for customers
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, September 28, 2020 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that HMTX Industries has joined as the first flooring company member. HMTX Industries is a global luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring manufacturer serving a diverse cross-section of both the residential and commercial marketplace. HMTX represents a family of companies that include Halstead, Metroflor, Teknoflor, Aspecta and Vertex. They will join over 100 TSC members that are leaders in their industries working to create more sustainable products.
As a global leader in sustainable and transparent practices, HMTX sets industry standards for high performing and biophilically designed products. The manufacturing processes, workplaces, global outreach and product ingredients all reflect a dedication to the environment, all aspects of human well-being, social justice and equity. Their China-based factories achieved the JUST℠ social justice label in 2018—a first for any company in China (and all of Asia). This year, HMTX announced they were the first manufacturer to achieve the JUST℠ 2.0 social justice label. The JUST program gauges a company’s performance in a wide range of metrics, diversity & inclusion, equity, employee benefits, and stewardship.
As a member of TSC, they will join collective efforts in creating more transparent and sustainable supply chains and pushing innovations in the construction industry. They join other companies working together on TSC projects that involve topics like worker health and safety, green chemistry, ingredient disclosure and consumer outreach.
Euan Murray, TSC Chief Executive, states, “HMTX joining TSC is a game-changer for our industry. We welcome them as the first flooring company to set the path for others to follow. HMTX has a clear commitment to sustainability and transparency, and we are thrilled to have them join the TSC family as leaders in the flooring sector.”
“I am honored to work for a company that seeks out inspirational partners that are so immersed in true data-driven work. It’s exciting that HMTX Industries represents a brand new sector for TSC and I’m expecting that the work accomplished together will influence the flooring and other building products industries,” says Rochelle Routman, Chief Sustainability and Quality Officer, HMTX.
HMTX joins several other TSC members as leaders in their industry, signaling a need for sustainability action and measurement within the building and construction industry. TSC translates the best sustainability science into business tools that are used all over the world to create more sustainable consumer products.
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global non-profit organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We work to enable a world where people can lead fulfilled lives in a way that decouples their impacts on people and the planet. Our members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics. TSC convenes our diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools and solutions that address sustainability issues that are materially important throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycle. TSC also offers a portfolio of services to help drive effective improvement and implementation. Formed in 2009, TSC is jointly administered by Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas and has a European office at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. For more information visit www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.
HMTX Industries is a global new materials flooring company and a leader in LVT manufacturing whose brands service a diverse cross-section of the construction marketplace. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, and doing business in more than 40 countries around the world, the HMTX family includes: Halstead, the leading supplier of LVT to The Home Depot under the LifeProof brand; Metroflor, its signature residential brand in North America; Teknoflor, its focused healthcare and institutional brand; Aspecta, its high-end global contract brand for architects and designers; as well as Vertex, the foundation of the international supply chain for HMTX.
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