SUSTAINABILITY

GOOD DESIGN DEMANDS A GREATER PERSPECTIVE

We want to continue creating design that gives a greater impression and a smaller footprint. This means that we integrate sustainability into all stages of the product chain; from the choice of raw materials to production, design, transport, installation, maintenance and recycling of waste. Our floors shall always be sustainably attractive - after all, good design is design that lasts longer.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF OUR FLOORS

  • LOW INPUT FLOORS - RECYCLED MATERIALS IN 100% OF COLLECTIONS
  • OUR OWN FACTORY WITH INTEGRATED RECYCLING
  • FREE FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS - 0% PHTHALATES AND HEAVY METALS
  • BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE – ONLY RAW MATERIALS FROM ENVIRONMENTALLY BEST POLYMER FACTORIES
  • FLOOR MANUFACTURING USING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • LOW FOSSIL CONTENT – COMPARED TO OTHER PLASTIC FLOORS
  • SMALL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM TRANSPORT
  • HEALTH-FRIENDLY - VERY LOW EMISSIONS DURING USE
  • CHEMICAL FREE MAINTENANCE TO 99%
  • HARD WEARING - 10-15 YEARS’ GUARANTEE

STEP-BY-STEP TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FLOORING

Bolon was founded thanks to sustainable innovation, where vinyl offcuts were used to weave rag rugs. And, ever since, sustainability has played an integral role in everything we do. Today, all of our products are designed and manufactured in Ulricehamn. We also have our recycling plant here, which transforms production waste into new floors.

Today, our most important sustainability aspects are: materials, climate and chemicals. This means that we have focused on working to achieve better results in each area.

OUR CERTIFICATIONS

We are proud to have been awarded some of the world's most stringent environmental certificates, such as BRE Global, a constituent of BREEAM, which is a labelling for buildings. We also meet the high standards according to BASTA. According to International FloorScore, our floors have low emission values. Moreover, we have environmental product declarations (EPD) that transparently demonstrate our environmental impact.

 Read more about our certificates and declarations here

At Bolon, development and sustainable innovation have always been close to our heart. Each generation has made its mark and left a lasting impression: our grandfather with his idea of weaving offcuts into rugs, our father with his innovative mindset and camping interest and Annica and I with one foot in fashion and one foot in design. Each of us has gone our own way and allowed our passion to drive the company forward. And my dream is for future generations to be able to hold their heads high when looking back at today’s Bolon and say: “They did it! They created long-term sustainable design floors.”

In order to achieve this, we continuously strive to improve all stages of our production and we have made good progress. For example, we have installed a recycling facility that enables waste material to be used to make new floors. Our entire factory is powered by 100% renewable electricity. And all collections have been free from toxic plasticisers and harmful heavy metals for many years. Moreover, we are testing methods for removing and recycling old floors, and naturally we are proud of this progress. Proud, but not content. We will continue to challenge ourselves and take responsibility for a sustainable future.

MARIE EKLUND, CEO

DOWNLOAD OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORT HERE