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Mannington accountability in sustainability and green practices

Initiatives

Water Resources

Water is a key component in manufacturing every product we make & is a precious natural resource. We have are working to reduce its use in our processes. For example, our Georgia carpet manufacturing facilities reduced water consumption by 35%. Much of this progress due to improved dyeing methodologies. 


Other actions are as simple as converting mowed lawns at our facilities to natural landscaping. Creating wildlife habitats with wildflowers & native grasses reduces water use. The results are both smart & beautiful.

Mannington water use reduction sustainability project

Creating natural landscape buffers to stop erosion and runoff

A few years ago, some wetlands adjoining our New Jersey location lacked a transitional area between land & water, also called a ‘riparian buffer,’ In nature, these overgrown areas next to a stream or estuary stop erosion & sediment runoff, provide cover, & offer needed food & shade to fish & animals. 


Along with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, NJ Audubon Society, & local schools we planted thousands of native shrubs & trees alongside our facilities. By planting these riparian buffers we established areas of shrub-scrub habitat with a life expectancy of over 30 years (eventually succeeding to forest). During the first 30+ years of establishment, the project will provide habitat for bird species of concern: blue-winged warbler, eastern kingbird, brown thrasher, prairie warbler, eastern towhee & field sparrow. To learn more visit the New Jersey Audubon and the Delaware Estuary.

Better Plants Partner

Mannington Better Plants Partner

With a determined goal to improve energy efficiency by 25% over the ten years, Mannington is progressing with ongoing, rigorous energy management efforts to increase the energy efficiency of all of its operations. We are also dedicated to reduce related carbon emissions. Click here to learn more.

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turning drywall waste into premium flooring

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When we learned about the massive amounts of drywall choking landfills, we redesigned our Premium Tile to incorporate pulverized gypsum which is claimed from regional construction sites. We are the only flooring manufacturer incorporating drywall into flooring.

EPA Smartway Sustainability transportation partner

EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

Since 2010 Mannington has been a Partner helping to reduce transit related carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide by improving the environmental performance of our freight operations. In 2013 Mannington received a SmartWay Excellence Award for our program performance and leadership.

Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners. 

EPA Smartway Partnership