Sustainability

What you do makes a difference. And you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. —Jane Goodall

Declare, Just and Certified Petal are part of the ILFI family.

At HMTX, we are answering the need to invest in a restorative ecosystem, and we are doing our part to educate, motivate and encourage others to do the same. The future starts with all of us, at this moment.

As a global leader in sustainable and transparent practices, HMTX sets industry standards for high performing and biophilically designed products. The manufacturing processes, workplaces, global outreach and product ingredients all reflect a dedication to the environment, all aspects of human well-being, social justice and equity.

Under the direction of Chief Sustainability and Quality Officer Rochelle Routman, the Product Authority Team serves as an information clearinghouse that directs the manner in which sustainability unfolds throughout the global enterprise. The team is involved in all aspects of the product channel: supply chain sustainability, product and social transparency, customer service, testing and compliance, innovation, quality and performance.

Nowhere is the company’s commitment to sustainability and transparency more evident than in its business practices in China. Far from hiding the origin of its products, HMTX is defining a new standard of transparency in Chinese manufacturing. The decision to pursue this influential and aspirational strategy was made by Group CEO Harlan Stone.

Over three decades, the Stone family has worked closely with two Chinese factories to push boundaries, proving that it’s possible for Chinese manufacturing to deliver on product quality and transparency in social justice, product ingredients and product lifecycle impacts.

Under the leadership of HMTX, both factories have achieved the JUST℠ social justice label—a first for any company in China (and all of Asia). The JUST program gauges a company’s performance in a wide range of metrics, diversity & inclusion, equity, employee benefits, and stewardship.

Declare℠ labels and Health Product Declarations® (HPD) have been published for many of the more popular Teknoflor and Metroflor flooring products. These tools, which are used to disclose and screen product ingredients, are also available for all Aspecta flooring products sold in North America. Aspecta Ten was the first rigid core / multilayer modular flooring product to receive a Declare label and the first to receive an HPD. The company has issued several Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its Aspecta line and will complete EPDs for its entire line of Aspecta products by April 2020. For the residential customer, Halstead products are accompanied by a “Transparency Beyond Ingredients” document that provides them with product ingredients and product safety data—another first for the industry.

In addition, the Teknoflor line offers alternatives to traditional vinyl flooring, such as Naturescapes HPD – a polyurethane sheet flooring product that was the first hard-surface flooring product in the world to receive Living Product Challenge℠ (LPC) Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).

Certifications are just part of the company’s sustainability story. Our commitment to organizations that are doing important sustainability work around the world include the following:

HMTX Industries

First Global Angel Sponsor of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

First sponsor in China of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

Trendsetter Sponsor of mindful MATERIALS (mM).

Educator Sponsor of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)

Multi-year sponsor of the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA)

Member of Ocean Blue Project

Member of Living Product 50 (LP50)  

Member of Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)   

Member of Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save The Sound

 

Living Product ChallengeSM (LPC) Petal Certification for Naturescapes HPD

Member of Living Product 50(LP50)

Member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)

Founding Circle Sponsor of Living Future Europe (LFE)

Strategic Partner of Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA)

Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB), aka German Sustainable Building Council

Member of Living Product 50 (LP50)

Member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC)