TREND: Because green is much more than a color
Long before it became fashionable, the TREND Group declared a commitment to implementing real-world processes that protect and preserve the planet’s resources. Key to the Group’s direction was the belief that great style and beauty did not have to be sacrificed in the pursuit of corporate responsibility.
The Group’s development of new product lines set an industry benchmark for the use of post-consumer recycled content in TREND Terrazzo tile products, reaching levels as high as 72%.
The Group’s manufacturing facilities were designed with sophisticated water recycling systems (99.8% of water is recycled) that significantly reduce water consumption and the proliferation of pollutants.
The consumption of packaging materials has been reduced through the use of recycled or reusable packaging, and the overall waste produced at the Sebring, Florida plant has been cut by over 22%. The company collaborates with the world’s leading environmental organizations, architects and designers to promote sustainable building practices.
TREND Terrazzo's green product lines contribute measurably to LEED ratings based on credits for Material and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design.
In June of 2009, TREND GROUP was awarded GREENGUARD certification and GREENGUARD for CHILDREN AND SCHOOL. Greenguard is the world’s preeminent third-party certification institute for the analysis of emissions, focusing on the analysis of VOC (volatile organic compounds).
Since we spend on average 90% of our time indoors, the quality of the air we breathe is extremely important. A recent study shows that an environment with good air quality can increase productivity by over 16%. TREND GROUP is constantly seeking new ways to improve our processes and products in an effort to protect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint.