ISO 14001 and 9001 Registered

Mannington's Environmental Management System (EMS) was originally third party certified to ISO 14001 in: 

  • 2004 - Commercial tile and commercial inlaid sheet operations located in New Jersey 
  • 2005 - Georgia carpet operation 
  • 2009 - Residential sheet operations 
  • 2003 – Georgia LVT operations
This certification now includes the entire manufacturing facility in New Jersey. Each facility has successfully completed all annual re-certification and surveillance audits. 

Our Quality Management System (QMS) has been third party certified to ISO 9001 in our New Jersey tile and inlaid sheet operation since 2004 and in our Georgia LVT operations since 2003.   Each facility has successfully completed all annual recertification and surveillance audits. The result is a highly organized and structured approach that ensures the efficient, effective management and continual improvement of our environmental and quality systems. 

As required by the ISO standards, rigorous system verification was conducted by our third party registrar. The New Jersey location was most recently audited in September, 2013; Georgia carpet location in October, 2013; and Georgia LVT location in January, 2014.

 
The most recent findings from the third party registrar, NSF, are: 

  • Carpet, Calhoun, GA –2013 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 14001.
  • Inlaid and Tile, Salem, NJ – 2013 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 9001 and two minor deficiencies for ISO 14001 as follows:
    o Response to environmental drill results is not effective 
    o Training records are not effective.      
  • Residential Sheet, Salem, NJ – 2013 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 14001. 
  • LVT, Madison & Conyers, GA – 2014 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 9001 and two minor deficiencies for ISO 14001 as follows:  o Monitoring and measuring equipment found out of control
    o Deficiencies with document control 
In our ISO 14001 EMS, we evaluate the significant environmental aspects and impacts of our activities, products, and services at least annually and establish specific objectives and targets for continual improvement.

For 2014 in the Georgia carpet operation, we're focusing on: 

  • Retaining product certifications to the NSF/ANSI 140 EPP (Environmentally Preferable Products) standard  
  • Exploring additional reclamation opportunities for LOOP program. 
  • Net User of Waste >2 
  • Completing expansion of EMS to include safety items. 
  • Researching dematerialization opportunities while maintaining product quality, durability and performance 
  • Continuing energy management initiatives to meet our corporate energy intensity reduction of 25% in 10 years per our DOE Better Plants Partner commitments. 
  • Developing additional Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations for certifications, competitive comparison, and internal improvement. 
For 2014 in the New Jersey residential and commercial sheet and tile operations, we're focusing on:

  • Continuing operational waste reductions. 
  • Maintaining product certifications to the NSF/ANSI 332 EPP (Environmentally Preferable Products) standard. 
  • Developing new sources of post-consumer recycled material.
  • Continuing to expand EMS to include safety items. 
  • Maintaining the post-consumer recycled content of specific products, while maintaining or improving product quality, durability, and performance.
  • Continuing reductions of process energy usage and resulting emissions to meet our corporate energy intensity reduction of 25% in 10 years per our DOE Better Plants Partner commitments. 
For 2014 in the LVT operations, we’re focusing on: 

  • Continuing operation waste reductions. 
  • Certifying Amtico product to NSF/ANSI 332 EPP (Environmentally Preferable Products) standard. 
  • Continuing reductions of process energy usage. 
  •  Solidifying post-consumer recycled content of specific products, while maintaining or improving product quality, durability, and performance. 
  • Integrating effective EMS in dramatically expanding operation and building. 
We accomplished some good things last year, as shown below: 

In 2013 the Georgia carpet operation focused on and achieved: 

  • Retained product certifications to most current NSF/ANSI 140 EPP standard - Retained certification on 6 platforms.
  • Maintained the post-consumer recycled content of specific products, while maintaining or improving product quality, durability, and performance - Accomplished.
  • Continued reductions and more effective management of plant waste stream – Did not accomplish, remains 2014 target.
  • Introduced energy management initiatives to meet our corporate energy intensity reduction of 25% in 10 years per DOE Better Plants Partner commitments – 28% energy intensity reduction from our base year of 2008 in Calhoun operation. 
  • Developing Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations for certifications, competitive comparison, and internal improvement – Completed 3 LCA ‘s and 3 EPD’s in 2013. 
  • Expanded EMS to include safety – Began process - continue into 2014. 
In 2013 the New Jersey resilient and commercial sheet and tile operations focused on and achieved: 

  • Continued operational waste reductions – Did not accomplish, remains 2014 target. 
  • Obtained product certifications to the most current NSF/ANSI 332 EPP standard – Achieved Gold level certification for 2 platforms (Premium and standard tile and all Inlaid sheet products). 
  • Continued using post-consumer recycled content in specific products, while maintaining or improving product quality, durability, and performance – Continued use of recycled content in Premium Tile, Relay RE, & Biospec MD was accomplished. 
  • Reduced process energy usage and resulting emissions to meet our corporate energy intensity reduction of 25% in 10 years per DOE Better Plants Partner commitments –Did not accomplish, remains 2014 target. 
In 2013 the Georgia LVT operations focused on and achieved: 

  • Developed program for post-consumer recycling of products. 
  • Reduction of process energy usage – Notable improvement in energy intensity. 
  • Continued reductions and more effective management of plant waste streams – Did not accomplish, remains 2014 target.