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, 2012; Georgia carpet location in October, 2012; and Georgia LVT location in January, 2013.   


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

  • Carpet, Calhoun, GA –2012 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 14001.
  • Inlaid and Tile, Salem, NJ – 2012 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 
  • Residential Sheet, Salem, NJ – 2012 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 14001
  • LVT, Madison & Conyers, GA – 2013 Zero Deficiencies for ISO 9001 and one minor deficiency  for ISO 14001 as follows:
    Inadequate testing and evaluation of emergency response plan
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 2013 in the Georgia carpet operation, we're focusing on: 

  • Retaining product certifications with an ever changing more stringent NSF/ANSI 140 EPP (Environmentally Preferable Products) standard 
  • Maintaining the post-consumer recycled content of specific products, while maintaining or improving product quality, durability, and performance 
  • Net User of Waste >2 
  • Expanding 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 Life Cycle Assessments for certifications, competitive comparison, and internal improvement 
For 2013 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 recycle material 
  • Expanding 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 2013 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
  • Continuing  scrap reduction
  • Solidifying post-consumer recycled content of specific products, while maintaining or improving product quality, durability, and performance

We accomplished many good things last year, as shown below:

In 2012 the Georgia carpet operation focused on and achieved: 

  • Retained product certifications with an ever changing more stringent NSF/ANSI 140 EPP (Environmentally Preferable Products) standard -  Retained certification on 5 platforms and added a 6th.
  • Maintained the post-consumer recycled content of specific products, while maintaining or improving product quality, durability, and performance - Accomplished & LOOP carpet reclamation rates were also maintained. 
  • Continued reductions and more effective management of plant waste stream –Accomplished with 10% improvement relating solid waste to yards produced. 
  • Changed to more environmentally favorable chemicals – switched several chemical dispensing systems from aerosol to bulk. 
  • Introduced energy management initiatives to meet our corporate energy intensity reduction of 25% in 10 years per DOE Better Plants Partner commitments – 33% energy intensity reduction in 2012 from our base year of 2008 
  • Developing Life Cycle Assessments for certifications, competitive comparison, and internal improvement – Completed another LCA with continuing efforts in 2013.

In 2012 the New Jersey resilient and commercial sheet and tile operations focused on and achieved:

  • Continued operational waste reductions - Experienced a slight decrease in 2012 with continued focus in 2013 
  • Obtained product certifications to the finalized NSF/ANSI 332 EPP (Environmentally Preferable Products) standard – -Achieved Gold level certification for 2 platforms (Premium 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 –5% reduction from 2011 to 2012. 
In 2012 the George LVT operations focused on and achieved:

  • Developed program for post-consumer recycling of products
  • Scrap reduction
  • Reduction of process energy usage – 21% reduction in gas and 4% reduction in electricity
  • Continued reductions and more effective management of plant waste streams – 10.5% reduction