Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Group has been awarded the title of Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Designated Supplier by Vizient, a leading healthcare performance improvement company. The designation demonstrates Mohawk Group’s commitment to creating and maintaining environmentally sound manufacturing, distribution and maintenance programs, the company said.
“Mohawk Group is proud to be identified as a designated provider of Environmentally Preferred Sourcing,” said Earle Jenkins, senior vice president of sales, Mohawk Group. “As the world’s largest flooring company, Mohawk’s approach to sustainability is holistic, encompassing environmental, social and economic dimensions across all different segments.”
With a shift towards using sustainable, safer products in healthcare, Vizient strives to build stronger, healthier communities through their Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Program, which provides the necessary framework for hospitals and health systems to implement an environmentally sound sourcing program. and maintain that supports hospital sustainability efforts.
“Environmentally-preferred flooring goes far beyond products that are recyclable or made from recycled materials,” said Ramie Vagal, senior manager of sustainability. “Mohawk Group was identified as a preferred supplier because our products offer many sustainability features that help meet customer sustainability goals and are competitively priced for accessibility.”
Through continuous innovations and improvements and actively participating in partnerships with educational institutions, Mohawk Group is continuously evaluating ways to reduce its carbon and water footprint. Mohawk Group conducts continuous life cycle assessments on all products to reduce emissions and overall impact and participates in programs such as Declare and Health Product Declaration to evaluate the best raw materials for products and reduce chemicals of concern.