The environmental credentials of Beaulieu Australia products:
- Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS)
- ecoBiz Partnership
- Beaulieu recognised at EPA Sustainability Awards
Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS)
The Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS), is a national carpet grading scheme covering all types of carpet and all carpet fibres. Carpets are classified under the ACCS labelling system according to their durability and appearance retention.
ACCS carpets are independently tested according to established procedures and internationally recognised tests.
The carpets are then graded by a Panel of experts which determines suitability for use in Residential and /or Contract installations and with different walking traffic conditions, classified by the Scheme as light; medium; heavy and extra heavy.
Carpets graded by the ACCS carry distinctive labels featuring a 'star' rating system - six stars for residential and four stars for contract or commercial. The more stars the better the carpet quality and performance.
Beaulieu Australia is proud to announce our accreditation as a Queensland government ecoBiz Partner.
ecoBiz is the EPA's signature partnership program with Queensland business and industry to promote the economical advantages of improved environmental performance.
By taking closer account of the energy, water and materials that are used to produce goods and services, ecoBiz participants are showing that it is possible to do more with less. ecoBiz dividends are most likely to be seen in cost savings through reduced energy and water consumption, and more productive use of materials.
In addition to establishing new process benchmarks, eco-efficiency initiatives make a major contribution to continuous improvement and
Beaulieu recognised at EPA Sustainability Awards
Beaulieu of Australia was recognised for its Leadership and Innovation in Business Sustainability at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Sustainable Industries Awards held in Brisbane, Australia on Monday May 15th 2006. Beaulieu was one of just 4 finalists, and the only Textile Manufacturer selected for the Industrial Eco-Efficiency Award from a field of over 100 manufacturing organisations.
Beaulieu was one of just 4 finalists, and the only Textile Manufacturer selected for the Industrial Eco-Efficiency Award from a field of over 100 manufacturing organisations.
Beaulieu's Manager of Environmentally Sustainable Design, Michael Kane said he was delighted that the vision and dedication of the Beaulieu's Team led by Managing Director Bob Vos and Manufacturing Manager Wayne Bankier in establishing the most Eco Efficient Carpet Manufacturing operation in Australia in just 3 short years has been duly recognised.
The Beaulieu of Australia Environmentally Sustainable Design textile floor coverings programmes consist of 5 Product Groups specifically engineered to give optimum environmental outcomes and floor performance in their designated end-use applications. These are Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Sports & Entertainment Facilities and Office accommodation.
All Beaulieu ESD textile floor coverings are manufactured in Australia at Beaulieu's "dry" mill established in 2003 at Yatala in Queensland. The eco-efficiency of Beaulieu's manufacturing exceeds world's best practice by a considerable margin.
The U.S. Carpet & Rug Institute's 2003 Sustainability Report quotes best practice water consumption at 40.3 litres/m2 of carpet produced. Beaulieu operate at <1.0 litre/m2.
Similarly with energy, world's best practice is quoted at 3,611kWh/1,000m2 of carpet produced. Beaulieu's total electricity and gas consumption is less than 1,100 kWh/1,000m2
Beaulieu have developed and built their own backing system for their ESD products using the U.S. Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus as the environmental benchmark. This has resulted in 2 impervious backing options, MediBac® and EcoBac®, both based on sustainable modified polymer technology.
These are combined exclusively with Solution Dyed Nylon face fibres to produce the Beaulieu ESD textile floor coverings which all meet or exceed California's Section 01350 Low Emitting Materials Criteria, the required VOC limit values for CRI Green Label Plus and in addition, Beaulieu have eliminated the following chemicals of concern - PVC, Chlorine, 4PCH, and SBR latex.