Milliken & Company Announces Carbon Neutral Flooring Portfolio


SPARTANBURG, SC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, global manufacturer Milliken & Company announces another milestone in its ongoing sustainability journey. All Milliken carpet, luxury vinyl tile and entryway tile products are now carbon neutral, offsetting carbon emissions in raw materials and the carbon footprint of manufacturing[1] using Verified Carbon Standard credits. The announcement, which anchors Milliken’s Flooring Business M/PACT initiative, is another part of the global manufacturer’s overall commitment to sustainability, and specifically addresses reducing carbon emissions to continue supporting the fight against climate change.

“A healthy future requires a commitment to big goals and the development of world-class expertise,” shares Halsey Cook, President and CEO of Milliken & Company. “Using our materials science expertise across a range of industries, we can develop sustainable products. We can also ensure that we do everything we can to produce these products responsibly. It will be collaborations and collective efforts that move the needle towards sustainability.

As part of M/PACT, a carbon neutral initiative led by Milliken’s Flooring business, the company is committed to reducing Milliken’s carbon emissions and waste generation. “We are constantly striving to eliminate unnecessary materials from our products, use recycled materials and reduce our dependence on petroleum,” said Jim McCallum, president, Milliken’s Flooring Business and EVP of Milliken & Company. “Our WellBac™ carpet products are redlist free, contain no harmful chemicals, and all of our flooring products have 100% transparency in materials down to 100 ppm. We prioritize local sourcing of materials and manufacture our products regionally to reduce shipping distances. Milliken hopes to develop long-term partnerships with architects, designers, corporate clients and others around the world who share the company’s commitment to sustainability.

In recent years, Milliken’s Flooring business has captivated the interior design community with the beauty and performance of its product lines. Durability is another element of great design. “Our M/PACT program proves that flooring can meet a designer’s aesthetic and performance goals without sacrificing sustainability considerations,” adds McCallum. “We all have the ability to make an impact, and we look forward to continuing the work and dialogue around climate change through our M/PACT initiative.”

Customers can access the full line of Milliken’s carbon neutral flooring portfolio here.

[1] as calculated and verified by an LCA compliant with ISO14025/ISO14040 and published in a third-party EPD.

About Milliken

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science today enables the breakthroughs of tomorrow. From breakthrough molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that improve people’s lives and provide solutions for its customers and communities. Backed by thousands of patents and a portfolio of applications in the textile, flooring, specialty chemical and healthcare industries, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to have a positive impact on the world for generations. Learn more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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