Department of Natural Resources Partners With Mannington Commercial

Nov. 4, 2008

CALHOUN, GA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has named Mannington Commercial a Gold Level Partner in its Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia Program.

The state's initiative not only recognizes businesses with outstanding environmental practices, but it also brings them together to develop additional corporate sustainability efforts. Mannington Commercial is one of only 14 companies to be named a Gold Level Partner, a designation reserved for those whose environmental programs integrate robust pollution prevention efforts and community outreach, while demonstrating continual improvement.

"Mannington Commercial has a longstanding commitment to sustainable practices—it's truly part of our everyday corporate culture," says Jack Ganley, president of Mannington Commercial. "We are honored to be a part of this elite group of Georgia businesses that are setting the example for environmental excellence and corporate responsibility."

Mannington Commercial not only strives for the most environmentally responsible production standards with its ISO 14001-certified manufacturing facility, but it also diverts carpet waste streams from landfills with its LOOP reclamation program. In addition, Mannington Commercial is the only manufacturer that takes post-consumer drywall and reformulates it into a carpet product.

"Partners such as Mannington Commercial lead the way in implementing sound environmental practices, while recognizing that what's good for the environment can also be good for the bottom line," notes Suzanne Burnes, assistant director of P²AD (Georgia's Pollution Prevention Assistance Division) and manager of the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. "The strong response from the community underscores the value of performance-based programs such as ours."

Mannington Commercial has distinguished itself as one of North America's premier manufacturers of high quality floor covering designs encompassing both soft and hard surfaces. Its deep range of choices in both categories is unparalleled. A leading voice in sustainability, the company is relentless in pursuing innovative measures to improve closing the recycling loop-reducing the waste streams from the manufacturing process while reusing waste materials. For more information, visit

The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia is free and open to any business or organization that operates in Georgia. The Partnership offers a variety of incentives, including cost savings through increased efficiencies, potential regulatory flexibility, free technical assistance and training, and access to networking and mentoring among peers, state and local officials. The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia was established by P²AD to foster environmental leadership and recognize superior environmental performance. The Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia offers four levels of participation for organizations throughout the state: Champion, Bronze, Silver, and the highest achievement level, Gold. The entry level for each business or organization is based on initiatives already in place as well as those slated for completion during the term of Partnership.

P²AD is a non-regulatory division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Since 1993, P²AD has provided free, confidential environmental technical assistance in the areas of water conservation, waste reduction, energy conservation, by-product reuse, and recycling. For more information about P²AD and the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia, visit

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