Our human to human approach

Our commitments to people and planet

Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM

Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM is our pledge to stand with present and future generations. To create flooring and sports surfaces that are good for people and the planet. And to do it every day. It’s a holistic way of doing business, capable of marrying the specific expectations of each of our customers with the profound challenges of protecting our planet. Working together with our partners, we deliver safer and healthier spaces in which people can reach their full potential. For over 140 years, we have proudly been undertaking this commitment. We launched our first recycling-focused circular economy initiative in 1957, have raised indoor air quality standards for more than a decade, and excel in researching and designing solutions for diverse environments. We hold people and the planet at the heart of our operations – and we’re dedicated to proving it, day after day in line with our three commitments:

  • Deep human understanding
  • Conscious choices. For people and planet
  • With you. Every step of the way


Deep human understanding.

To positively impact not only people’s daily lives but also the generations to come, we have to start with a profound understanding of people – those who create with our products, those who rely on them and those who care for them. Leveraging the power of deep human understanding, we continuously engage with our customers to ensure that we respond to their specific needs and expectations.
Through initiatives such as our Circles of Architects network and our in-depth research into people living with dementia, we aim to better understand and meet our customers' needs and goals to shape a better customer experience.

Architects at our circle of architects event.

Conscious choices. For people and planet.

When it comes to people and the planet, we don’t consider one without thinking of the other. We commit every day to the design of great spaces. For us, this means exceeding indoor air quality standards, instituting healthy material norms, reducing our carbon footprint and creating a Circular Economy supported by Cradle to Cradle® principles. Doing better, for people and planet. To us, it’s not a bolt on, or something to ‘bear in mind’, it sits at the very heart of our day-to-day decision making. We have three main areas of focus:

  • A commitment to creating a circular economy and tackling climate change. Closing the loop on waste, preserving our planet’s natural resources and reducing the impact on climate change.
  • A commitment to only using good materials. Subjecting ourselves to relentless scientific scrutiny and offering radical transparency about our products.
  • A commitment to your health and wellbeing. Creating healthier indoor spaces with the highest standards of Indoor Air Quality.
Designers handling vinyl flooring next to a restart operator in front of big bags filled with recycled granules.

With you. Every step of the way

Quality, trust and dependability define our approach. As we commit to the flawless execution of each and every space, we work closely with our commercial and residential partners at all stages of planning, use and recycling. And with local services tailored to diverse clients and communities, we commit to connecting – all the way.

Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM