'DESSO is one of Europe’s largest producers of commercial grade carpet and carpet tiles. DESSO is fully committed to Cradle to Cradle manufacturing and has signed a partnership agreement with the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA), becoming the first carpet manufacturer in EMEA to adopt the EPEA’s C2C design philosophy.
DESSO has the following C2C certified carpet tile products; Pallas, Flavia, Flux, Palatino, Penta, Trapez, Tempra and Torso and will be extending the certification to the complete range of products. C2C products are made from pure components that are easy to disassemble and are the subject of focussed ongoing development for future recovery and reprocessing. The carpet tiles are individually numbered and analysed for identification of components and emissions.
While carpets may be recyclable, it is vital to ensure that the recycling actually takes place. Under the C2C commitment, DESSO has introduced a 'take back’ programme where used carpet is collected from clients, thus ensuring that they can be properly reprocessed, diverting materials away from landfill wherever possible.
DESSO carpet tiles are ISO 14001 and 9001 accredited and individually certified by the following recognised environmental authorities BRE, LEED (CRI Green Label Plus), GUT, HQE, GECA.'
ISO 14001 ; EPEA Cradle to Cradle certified; GUT (Gemeinschaft umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden)