Beaulieu Flooring Solutions, the first needle felt manufacturer to obtain the Cradle to Cradle certificate
Beaulieu Flooring Solutions Europe, one of Beaulieu International Group’s (B.I.G.) three business units, is the first needle felt manufacturer to obtain the Cradle to Cradle certificate. The Cradle to Cradle Institute (CC2I) extensively tests all kinds of products on their environmental and social impact, and its certificates signal a clear recognition.
The CC2I tests scores products in five dimensions: material health, circular economy, renewable energy, water stewardship and social fairness. The B.I.G. product they tested in this case was Rewind, the recyclable, latex-free event carpet that B.I.G. released in 2019.
Unlike other types of event carpet, Rewind’s manufacture requires no water, cuts down on gas consumption by 80% and drastically reduces CO2 emissions. Since its launch and manufacture, Rewind has already seen use at various events, including the December 2019 COP25 UN Climate Change Summit in Madrid, Spain.
"This certification is an objective and official confirmation of our unique concept,” says Wim Coppens, Vice President Beaulieu Flooring Solutions. “At present, the bronze certificate has been awarded and it is our ambition to obtain the silver certificate in the near future.”