Wicanders, world leader of flooring with cork incorporated, has been awarded in all of its PVC free products the environmental label Blue Angel
The Blue Angel certification was created in Germany in 1978. It’s a voluntary certification that follows rigorous environmental standards and is renowned as a reference guide for a more sustainable way of living. Blue Angel is synonym of a product (or service) that meets rigorous criteria of environmental performance.
For Pedro Maria Pinho, Amorim Revestimentos Marketing Director “It is extremely important to see our large flooring portfolio being awarded with the Blue Angel label. To our brand Wicanders, that sets its pillars in well-being and sustainability, this awarding comes as even more relevant, since not only is aligned with these pillars but it’s also widely valued in critical markets for the brand.”
Regardless the look – cork, wood or stone – all flooring products produced by Wicanders have cork incorporated, a natural raw-material, renewable and recyclable, with countless technical and sustainable advantages. Wicanders flooring are phthalate free, while simultaneously contributing to the indoor air quality.
Even the production process makes a difference, since cork waste resulting from the industrial process is 100% reincorporated in the production, thus creating a virtuous cycle. Furthermore, all cork dust resulting from this process is used as an important source of energy, neutral in terms of CO₂ emissions.
In addition to Blue Angel, Wicanders also has the TüV-PROFiCERT, the Das Kork Logo; Green Tag certification; Green Guard Gold; A+; Eiko Japan and F-4Star.