Dal-Tile Releases Report of Sustainability Successes
“Our team is continuously focused on demanding the very best from ourselves as we lead by example with sustainable choices and business practices that are grounded in integrity and responsibility,” says Dal-Tile president Matt Kahny. “At Dal-Tile, we are passionate about creating beautiful tile responsibly, 365 days a year.”
Some sustainability efforts include:
- More than 99 per cent of tile collections contain recycled or reclaimed materials.
- On average, North American facilities recover and reuse more than 300 million pounds of recycled and/or reclaimed material per year.
- A 17 per cent reduction in the company’s energy carbon footprint since 2018.
- The recovery and reuse of 84 per cent of all process wastewater in its U.S. and Mexico-based facilities.
- Preventing more than 125 million gallons of wastewater from entering local municipal water treatment facilities annually.
- An 11 per cent reduction in energy consumption at all sales service centres and distribution facilities.
- Tiles are only made from natural materials — water, clay, sand, feldspar and other minerals — and contain zero volatile organic compounds, plastics, PVCs, allergens and formaldehyde.
- Product transparency with the development and continued maintenance of product-specific environmental product declarations, declare labels and health product declarations.
- Recycling more than 341 tons of cardboard and office paper, averaging 68 tons per year.
- Nine manufacturing facilities achieving Mohawk’s internal zero landfill certification.
- Sending millions of pounds of materials to U.S.-approved beneficial reuse programs.
Dal-Tile is a division of Mohawk Industries. It is the largest manufacturer and marketer of tile, natural stone and countertop products used in residential and commercial spaces across North America.