Our commitment to a sustainable environment comes from our founding philosophy: “We should not forget that we serve society, whose approval of our actions forms the basis for the existence of our company.”
An Investment in Equipment
One of the ways we serve society is by continually investing in equipment and procedures that improve quality and reduce waste. Our Natural Foaming Technology process, for example, uses C02 as a blowing agent instead of ozone-depleting or cancer-causing chemicals.
Using Recycled Materials
We began making carpet cushion out of 100% recycled material in the 1960s. Today, we collect and reuse millions of pounds of post-consumer cushioning and industrial wastes instead of sending it to landfills.
Efficient Shipping Logistics
To save energy in transportation, we use squeeze trailers and bun compressors that triple the amount of foam we ship in a single container. And, we own a significant fleet of rail cars which we use to transport raw materials to our plants, saving fuel and reducing highway congestion.
Regular Environmental Audits
As good neighbors, we conduct regular environmental audits at each of our facilities to make sure we comply with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
Robust Safety Programs
We’re also committed to providing a safe environment for our employees. Each location has a robust safety program implemented by a Safety Manager who reports to the Director of Safety at Carpenter Europe.