Environmental Impact

Promoting sustainable practices in all that we do.

Our commitment to environmental protection today is rooted in a desire to preserve the natural environment for future generations. A commitment to sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement. The journey began in a corporate culture that has always encouraged us to reduce the impact of our operations in the environment while enhancing our contributions to society. We constantly evaluate our processes and practices to improve efficiency, conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint. It continues today as we carefully research, develop and deliver new products and services that keep pace with the challenges of our customers and the evolving definition of what it means to be green.

nora floor coverings do not contain any PVC, plasticizers (phthalate) or halogens (e.g., chlorine). The absence of PVC guarantees our floors will not generate any hydrochloric acid, dioxins or furans. Extremely tough and hard wearing, our sustainable rubber floors have a life expectancy far above the average of other resilient floor coverings. A long life expectancy means conservation of resources, both of our products and of the accessories required to install them. The dense, no-wax surface also ensures the infrequent need to renew, replace or dispose of nora rubber floors.

nora green initiatives include:

Recycled and Recyclable Packaging 
nora products are supplied either loose or in 100% recyclable cardboard boxes manufactured from waste paper. The products are stored and delivered on wooden pallets that can be returned and reused. Rubber sheet products are rolled on reusable hard paper cores made of recycled cardboard and the secondary packaging is made of recyclable paper and sealed in environmentally compatible, recyclable polyethylene film.

EPA Smartway Transport Partnership 
Increasing energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution, our products are shipped throughout the United States through an innovative collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency and the freight industry.

rubber plant

Indoor Air Quality 
Thanks to its chemical makeup and unmatched dimensional stability, nora does not use plasticizers in its floor coverings, meaning they contribute to excellent indoor air quality: 

Low VOCs for flooring: 
GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Low VOC Emissions (formerly GREENGUARD Children & Schools)
Meets California 01350

Low VOCs for adhesives: 
GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Low VOC Emissions (formerly GREENGUARD Children & Schools)
Meets the South Coast (CA) Air Quality Management District 1168 Rule 51

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