Mohawk's Environmental Program Attributes
Mohawk supports the use of non-polluting wind-generated electricity through the purchase of Green-e certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from windpower projects. Today, 100% of the electricity used in Mohawk’s operations is matched with RECs.
Mohawk grades carrying the Carbon Neutral designation are made carbon neutral within Mohawk’s production processes. In addition to purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match 100% of the electricity used in our operations, the thermal energy used in the manufacture of several grades is offset through the purchase of carbon credits that fund renewable energy or emission-reduction projects. These carbon offsets meet credible third-party standards. Through this process, Mohawk is seeking to manufacture these papers with a net zero climate impact.
The mission of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. www.fscus.org. Mohawk grades that carry the FSC-certified designation meet the strict standards set forth by FSC and are certified by the Rainforest Alliance. License Code: FSC® C002350.
GreenSeal is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase and use of environmentally responsible products and services. GreenSeal develops standards, certifies products that meet their standards, and verifies the advertising claims made about those products. Mohawk grades that carry the Green Seal certified designation meet the strict standards for post-consumer recycled fiber content as set forth by Green Seal. For more information visit GreenSeal.org.
Green-e certifies environmental commodities and products that mitigate climate change and help build a sustainable energy future. www.green-e.org. Green-e verifies that the RECs Mohawk purchases come from Green-e certified windpower projects, thereby ensuring that the RECs meet strict environmental and consumer protection standards.
Elemental Chlorine Free. These papers are made from virgin fiber that is bleached using alternative chlorine compounds as a substitute for elemental chlorine. Eliminating elemental chlorine reduces harmful by-products. Mohawk only sources ECF virgin fiber pulps.
Process Chlorine Free. These papers contain post-consumer recycled fiber that was processed without the use of any additional chlorine or chlorine compounds. If these papers also contain virgin fiber, the virgin fiber must have been processed without the use of any chlorine or chlorine compounds. (In other words, the virgin fiber component must be TCF, Totally Chlorine Free.) Mohawk only sources PCF post-consumer recycled fiber pulps.