Tandus Gives Customers a Voice with Online Global Warming Survey

Aug. 13, 2007

Dalton, GA - Tandus, a commercial floor covering company based in Dalton, GA, is encouraging its customers to voice their opinions about the environmental issues that matter the most to them, and what additional steps they would like to see the company take to reduce its environmental footprint.

Through a short, seven-question survey on its company's Web site, Tandus hopes to gain customer insight into environmental initiatives it can implement to improve its environmental business practices through global warming and climate neutral programs. The survey can be accessed on the company's Web site at www.tandus.com, and by clicking on the "Be the Difference!" icon.

"Tandus recognizes that there are practical solutions at our disposal and it is our goal to continue to improve our business practices environmentally," says Lee Schilling, senior vice president, Tandus. "But we cannot do it alone-our customers' perspective is a vital part in our continuing to improve our path to sustainability. Through our new survey, we are asking customers, designers, architects and students to have a voice."

As a leader in environmental innovation, sustainability is not a new venture for Tandus. Since 1994, the company's C&A brand has operated a closed-loop recycling program (Floore) that to date, has diverted more than 120 million pounds of reclaimed vinyl and vinyl-backed carpet from landfills and incinerators, and turned it back into 100 percent recycled content backing for its floor coverings. In addition, the company has also saved 120 million pounds of virgin material that has not been extracted from the earth, for a total impact of 240 million pounds.

Additional sustainable strides and programs Tandus offers include:

  • Ability to offer its customers climate neutral installations;
  • Significant reductions in total energy usage over a 10-year period;
  • Eleven percent of the company's energy requirements are derived from renewable energy sources;
  • Retrieve, a sample recovery program, reclaiming samples from the marketplace and

reusing or recycling into recycled content backing for new floor coverings; and

  • Carbon neutral carpet program that allows customers to offset the CO2 emissions

associated with the life-cycle of their carpet purchase.

Tandus' Be the Difference! survey is an extension of the sustainable initiatives and programs the company already offers for its customers. As the company continues to progress environmentally, it understands the importance in having input from its customers. "Collaboration with the marketplace is vital as we define our path forward," adds Schilling.

About Tandus
Tandus creates floor covering solutions that enhance spaces for learning, working, healing, and living through inspired design, leading-edge technology, unprecedented achievement toward sustainability, and an absolute commitment to continued leadership. Drawing upon each brand's individual strengths-Monterey, C&A, and Crossley- Tandus offers its customers single-source innovative product design and technology, comprehensive services, and environmental leadership. For more than 40 years, Tandus has been examining all the ways to be a better corporate citizen and environmental steward-and then taking actions that lead to demonstrable, meaningful, quantifiable results. Based in Dalton, GA, Tandus can be found online at www.tandus.com.

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