belgotex 1Belgotex Floors are the first South African flooring manufacturer to earn the coveted GreenTag eco-label certification, achieving another significant sustainability milestone.

The company was awarded an internationally recognised “Level A” GreenTag certification – called GreenRate™ – , thereby maximising their products’ eligibility to achieve 100% of the available credit points across all Green Building Council rating tools.

The GreenTag certification is an esteemed, globally recognised and respected mark that indicates a product’s relative performance across six sustainability criteria.

South Africa’s Green Building Council (GBCSA) Interiors v1 Tool recognises GreenRate certification to award points to projects that use green certified products.

belgotex 3Belgotex Floors were subjected to GreenTag’s robust and rigorous assessment process, achieving maximum compliance against their sustainability criteria. These include Health and Eco-toxicity, Life-cycle analysis (material extraction, durability, end of life), product emissions (for Green House Gases), as well as Social Responsibility.

“Our aim with this GreenTag certification is to enhance the credibility of eco-product offerings and change the perceptions of the product category,” says Kevin Walsh, chief operations officer at Belgotex Floors.

belgotex 2“The challenge for the flooring industry is to shift traditional operating paradigms to new eco-innovative sustainable ones,” explains Walsh.

Belgotex are constantly pushing the limits for operational efficiency, seeking out ecologically sustainable manufacturing methods and developing eco-friendly products.

“This stringent assessment process [for GreenTag certification] has equipped us to develop holistically and underscore sustainability across our value chain,” he continued.

“Our passion drives us to develop multi-dimensional long term operational plans aligned with our deeply held sustainability beliefs, which in turn has lead to great strides in our Green Journey.”

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