Tile Brands Daltile, Marazzi & American Olean Reduce Carbon Footprint 17%

June 18, 2023

By reducing their carbon footprint an impressive 17% since 2018, leading tile company sister brands Daltile, Marazzi and American Olean were key contributors to their parent company, Mohawk Industries, being named to USA Today’s recent “America’s Climate Leaders” list. This substantial reduction in carbon emissions by Daltile, Marazzi and American Olean is just one of many sustainability accomplishments the brands have achieved to date, providing their customers with tile that is not only beautiful and durable, but sustainably and responsibly manufactured.

“As a company, we create beautiful tile designs responsibly,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of marketing, Dal-Tile LLC. “Under our brands’ ‘Our Promise’ sustainability platform, we are focused on creating a more climate-positive future by being dedicated stewards of our global impact, leveraging our resources to shrink our footprint and reduce our waste.”

The Daltile, Marazzi and American Olean environmental sustainability efforts include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 99% — Over 99% of the tile collections contain recycled or reclaimed materials
  • 300 million — On average, our North American facilities recover and reuse over 300 million pounds of recycled and/or reclaimed material per year
  • 17% — 2018 to present the tile companies have reduced their carbon footprint by 17%
  • 84% — Overall, the companies recover and reuse 84% of all process wastewater in their US- and Mexico-based facilities
  • 125 million — The companies’ measures have prevented over 125 million gallons of wastewater from entering local municipal water treatment facilities annually
  • 11% — The companies have reduced energy consumption by 11% at all sales service centers and distribution facilities
  • 0% — The tiles are made from only natural materials: water, clay, sand, feldspar and other minerals. The tiles contain zero VOCs, zero plastics, zero PVCs, zero allergens and zero formaldehyde
  • We have developed and continue to maintain product-specific EPDs. We have also produced product-specific HPDs for each of our core companies
  • 341 tons — We’ve recycled over 341 tons of cardboard and office paper, averaging 68 tons per year
  • 9X — Nine of our manufacturing facilities have achieved Mohawk’s internal Zero Landfill Certification
  • 6 out of 11 — 6 out of 11 of our US- and Mexico-based facilities are zero-discharge facilities (meaning they recover and reuse a full 100% of their process wastewater)
  • Millions — We have sent millions of pounds of materials to state-approved beneficial reuse programs

Photo: Saddlebrook XT by Daltile