It’s certainly complex, but the following are three very reliable ways, Senior Director at Ege Carpets, René Dupont, states:
"First, Cradle to Cradle certification provides a holistic view of your supplier – its products, its production processes and its social responsibility record. Certification is valid for two years and also assesses CO2 emissions."
Then there’s an EcoVadis rating. This internationally recognised standard, says René Dupont, rates companies based on how they act when it comes to social responsibility and sustainability. He notes that it’s a thorough analysis, demanding documentation to substantiate every claim that’s made by the supplier.
Finally, René Dupont advises, look for EDPs (or Environmental Products Declarations). These complex standards assess the environmental footprint of a product and its materials throughout the entire lifecycle.
Essentially, the more documentation that substantiates claims of sustainability you can get, the better!
Written by Mette Frydensbjerg Jacobsen: Mette is Ege Carpets' fashion savvy communications expert. Her keen eye for the sweet spot between beautiful carpets and great stories makes her our favourite pick for inspiring you with Project of the Month.