Creativity and innovation in the recycled tiling industry
Long before it became fashionable, the Trend Group declared a commitment to implementing real-world processes that protect and preserve the planet’s resources. Key to the Group’s direction was the belief that great style and beauty did not have to be sacrificed in the pursuit of corporate responsibility.
Products are designed specifically to consume fewer raw materials and to have extended durability. Trend’s innovative engineered surfaces require 60% less raw material and incorporate both geologic waste and recycled glass that would otherwise be in the landfill. The Group’s development of new product lines set an industry benchmark for the use of post-consumer recycled content in agglomerate and glass tile products, reaching levels as high as 78%.
Trend Group’s Eco-Philosophy is a fundamentally ethical approach to business, based on the company’s consciousness of its place in the natural order. Trend chooses to walk with the world.
In June 2009, Trend Group was awarded GREENGUARD certification and GREENGUARD for Children and School. Greenguard is the world’s preeminent third party certification institute for the analysis of emissions, focusing on the analysis of VOC (volatile organic compounds). Trend is proud to collaborate with Greenguard, opening our factory for a site visit and submitting our new production for quarterly analysis.
Since people spend on average 90% of their time indoors, air quality is extremely important. A recent study shows that an environment with good air quality can increase productivity by over 16%. Trend Group is constantly seeking new ways to improve their processes and products in an effort to protect the environment and reduce their carbon footprint. View Trend’s Greenguard Certificate here.
Corporate environmental leadership
The Group’s manufacturing facilities were designed with sophisticated water recycling systems that significantly reduce water consumption and the proliferation of pollutants. The consumption and cost of packaging materials has been reduced through the use of recycled or reusable packaging, and the overall waste produced at the Sebring, Florida, plant has been cut by over 22%.
The Trend Group collaborates with the world’s leading environmental organizations, architects and designers to promote sustainable building practice, and Trend’s green product lines contribute measurably to LEED ratings based on credits for Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design.