Associations & Accreditations

ISO 14001:2004

All Brintons’ manufacturing sites have environmental management systems in place. Our manufacturing facilities are accredited to ISO14001:2004 the International Environmental Management System, a structured framework for identification, control and improvement of environmental impacts.

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Brintons carpets contribute positively to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, which promotes global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices.

Indoor air quality is protected through very low emissions of VOC’s, even when carpet is new. Our carpets do not pollute the air they actually remove some of the contaminants and improve the overall living environment. Brintons products contribute to LEED certification in two categories:

  • Rapidly Renewable Materials
  • Low Emitting Materials

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Green Label Plus

All Brintons’ 80% wool 20% nylon woven Axminster and Wilton carpets meet stringent standards of The Carpet & Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus programme, the independent testing program that identifies carpet with very low VOC emissions to help improve indoor air quality.

Having been members of the Green Label programme for over 15 years, Brintons clearly demonstrates an ongoing commitment to both minimising environmental impact and improving indoor air quality.

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Brintons is an active member of CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort), a non-profit organization working to develop the infrastructure needed to recycle carpet efficiently across the US. We continually engage with clients about end of life for the carpet our products are replacing. We recommend contacting a local reclamation company to ensure that as much carpet as possible is diverted from landfills across the US. CARE can help find those local companies.

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Carpet Recycling UK

Brintons is a core founder and proud supporter of Carpet Recycling UK, an independent non-profit association working with manufacturers, distributors, contractors, retailers, fitters and the waste sector to divert capet waste from landfill.

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ECS Level 3

Brintons carpets are certified with an ECS Level 3 certification. An extension of the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS), the Environmental Certification Scheme provides a guide to the environmental performance of carpet. As a precondition of obtaining environmental certification, carpet manufacturers must comply with the Code of Practice for Environmental Management which provide performance standards for raw materials, carpet manufacturing, in-service use and final disposal.

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Brintons carpets are certified Green Label in Singapore. Administered by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) since 1999, the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) is Singapore’s leading environmental standard and certification mark with over 3800 unique products certified across 43 countries. The scheme aims to help the public identify environmentally preferred products that meet certain eco-standards.

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British Wool

Brintons is proud to be the largest user of British wool in the UK. We source wool following ITWO sheep welfare guidelines and the majority of wool we purchase is via the British Wool auctions.

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Campaign for Wool

Brintons is a registered supporter of The Campaign for Wool which was started in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales with the purpose of renewing interest in and creating a greater awareness of wool’s environmental credentials. Our CEO has signed The Dumfries House Declaration which is a ten-point declaration of intent to support an environmentally responsible, sustainable, and commercially viable wool industry.

MCG Index

Developed through an industry-wide stakeholder engagement process, the HSP Index aligns the efforts of suppliers with the needs of hoteliers to sustainably furnish and supply hotels while meeting existing design, quality, service and cost needs.

Through a comprehensive evaluation and 3rd party audit of company practices, operations and products, the HSP Index provides a comparative measure of the commitment, efforts and accomplishments of suppliers in delivering products and services in socially and environmentally responsible ways.

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