BOLON® GREEN

Innovation Where It’s
Needed Most

GREEN RATING AND ACCREDITATION

Bolon uses the highest quality raw materials, sourced from a supply chain that has been thoroughly audited for their environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. As a result, Bolon has been accredited with Best Practice PVC certification, which assists the process for achieving Green Star rating for projects registered with the Green Building Council Australia.

Green Tag rating covers social responsibility, product eco-friendly composition, VOC emissions and durability, while our EPD® (Environmental Product Declaration) communicates BOLON’s transparency about the life-cycle environmental impact.

Best Practice PVC

The suppliers of PVC raw materials to Bolon have been accredited with Best Practice PVC certification for the highest environmentally friendly manufacturing processes to produce their materials.

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Green Tag rating covers social responsibility, product eco-friendly composition, VOC emissions and durability

PHD (Product Health Declaration)

The Global GreenTag Product Health Declaration™ PhD recognises progressive manufacturers who fully disclose with 100% transparency the toxicity information of their product.

EPD

An EPD® (Environmental Product Declaration) is a verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products

A FUTURE WITHOUT FOOTPRINTS

Looking forward requires visionary thinking. A Future Without Footprints is our expression of this, pointing the way forward for Bolon, our partners and customers. Covering seven key areas, it commits us to creating products that respect the environment from several perspectives.

The seven areas covered by a future without footprints are
examples of product and process innovation at its best.

THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  1. Product Recycling
  2. No Use Of Dangerous Substances
  3. Exceeding Legistation & Industry Standards
  4. Anticipating Future Legislation
  5. Purchasing Practices
  6. Production Using Renewable Energy
  7. Energy Recovery From The Floor After Use
MORE THAN WORDS

Bolon has a clear sight of where they want to be in the years to come. However, they are determined to ensure that good intentions are backed by concrete action. Only by doing so can they fulfil their commitment to exceed responsibilities and current legal requirements.

MADE IN SWEDEN

As well as the obvious environmental benefits in terms of transport and logistics, this also allows us to have full control over production processes.

NO ADDED PHTHALATES

We have replaced phthalates with a safe, proven and tested softening agent – without compromising durability, comfort, sound absorption or general quality

ALWAYS MONITORING

In terms of waste and spill material, we continuously monitor our processes. In turn, this positively affects water and energy consumption.

NEW RECYCLING PLANT

In 2014, our new onsite recycling plant was commissioned. As well as recycling our own waste, we will also recycle waste from other industries. All recycled material produced will be used in backing for our flooring.

GEOTHERMAL COOLING

We only use locally drawn groundwater, and no refrigerant, for cooling purposes. Our entire factory, warehouse, offices and every machine they contain are water-cooled. Even our heating pumps use local groundwater.

ADVANCED FILTER SYSTEM

The backing process our flooring goes through produces fumes. To deal with this, we have installed a filter cleaning system that removes 98% of fumes. Again, this step was taken on our own initiative rather than as a legal requirement.

BOLON® GREEN – LIFE CYCLE GREENOVATION

Bolon® Green is much more than a catchy phrase. It describes a holistic approach to our environmental responsibilities and a journey of innovation through a four-stage production process – a journey that starts long before flooring is produced and long after it has fulfilled its intended purpose.

CHOOSE BOLON WITH CONFIDENCE

Think of Bolon Green as our promise to you. If you show faith in our products, we guarantee that they have been developed and manufactured in accordance with the strictest environmental standards and that they exceed many current legislative requirements. Equipped with this knowledge, you can use Bolon flooring with confidence from both a quality and responsibility perspective.

RAW MATERIAL

Bolon is committed to using only the safest, most modern raw materials. By doing so, we can be sure that continuous improvement in terms of additives, stabilisers and plasticisers is achieved.

PRODUCT

The product we are proud to offer has durability Class 33 or 32, can be cared for with ecofriendly, neutral cleaning agents and holds all current Product and Process Certifications.

MANUFACTURING

After securing these raw materials, we use manufacturing processes that fulfil the requirements of ISO14000. In this way, meeting goals both long and short term helps us achieve continuous improvement.

AFTER

When our flooring has reached the end of its natural life, ensuring it is handled correctly is of great importance. This is a complex issue made even more complicated by widely varying local legislation, available technology and recycling infrastructure. However, through a continuous dialogue with our local partners and by passing on our experience of how we approach this issue in Sweden, we can assist them in identifying correct, safe disposal. Also, on a European level, the Vinyl Plus initiative allows us to monitor recycling processes closely and pass on knowledge globally.

Green-Tag_Level-A_Green_Cert

Our Greentag rating covers social responsibility, product eco-friendly composition, VOC emissions and durability.

 

PVCStewardship

Product stewardship is the shared management of the health, safety and environmental aspects of PVC products through their life cycle.

Floorscore

Bolon is Floorscore certified for indoor air quality (emissions), contributing to a higher LEED rating.

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M1 stands for low emissions.The classification presents emission requirements for the building materials used in ordinary work spaces and residences with respect to good indoor air quality.

PHD (Product Health Declaration)

The Global GreenTag Product Health Declaration™ PhD recognises progressive manufacturers who fully disclose with 100% transparency the toxicity information of their product.

Breeam

We have an A+ to A BREEAM rating, the worlds’ foremost environmental assessment method.

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Our product meets CE labelling requirements as specified in CPD directives for safety, health and environment.

NAAF logo

All our flooring collections are recommended by The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF).

Best Practice PVC

The suppliers of PVC raw materials to Bolon have been accredited with Best Practice PVC certification for the highest environmentally friendly manufacturing processes to produce their materials.

Basta

BASTA indicates that our flooring accelerates the phasing out of dangerous substances from construction products.

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Our Greentag rating covers social responsibility, product eco-friendly composition, VOC emissions and durability.

EPD

We are a member of the Swedish Flooring Industry recycling and waste management program.

 

Golvbranschenchs

Our products content declarations including chemicals are registered with the flooring industry central database in Sweden.

Golv Branschen

We are a member of the Swedish Flooring Industry recycling and waste management program.