Biodiversity

After Eliane
Brazil restoration.

Before Eliane
Brazil restoration.

Responsible sourcing of natural materials is a crucial part of our sustainable practices, enabling us to help preserve forests, safeguard biodiversity, support local communities and mitigate climate change.

Our commitment to sustainable forest management ensures that wood products, such as laminate, parquet floors and panels, are sourced from forests adhering to local best practices and sustainable forestry standards. This localized approach allows us to have a positive impact on biodiversity and minimize the environmental footprint of our supply chain.

In Europe, the wood in our laminate floors complies with the EU Timber regulation 995/2010 and is certified by recognized organizations like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or other validated methods, ensuring sustainable and compliant sourcing practices. In Australia, our flooring products have obtained certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). We also use external auditing services to ensure wood is sourced according to U.S. Lacey Act requirements.

Eliane Brazil is proactive in counteracting the environmental impact of its ceramic tile business by restoring natural habitats affected by clay extraction. In one project, around a kaolin mine, the company addressed soil acidity using limestone and introduced an organic substrate, resulting in rapid vegetation growth. Another initiative reclaimed a degraded area with cellulose biomass infusion, enhancing soil fertility and supporting diverse species.

In addition, Grupo Daltile’s Vitromex ceramic tile plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, implemented a project to restore the 848 m² natural area surrounding the site, which had been degraded by mining. Reforestation efforts included planting aloe vera, mesquite and cottonwood trees. They also established an orchard with a variety of fruit trees, which further revitalized the area.

In honor of Earth Day, Mohawk Group organized a series of activities and events to draw attention to our year-round dedication to sustainability. At our “Living Site” carpet tile plant in Glasgow, Virginia, we proudly showcased the results of our efforts over the past year and celebrated the culmination of years of hard work.

One highlight was the expanded Mo-Honey program, featuring seven new on-site beehives as well as a donated beehive to the local 4-H program at Natural Bridge State Park. This initiative reflects Mohawk’s passion for preserving bees—essential pollinators for a healthier planet.