United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Construction
Transport
Construction
Transport

Our sustainability journey/performance

  • We were the first manufacturer to produce ortho-phthalate-free safety floors.
  • We invented adhesive-free safety flooring.
  • We’ve been using a more renewable source of plasticisers since 2008 globally
  • We are proud to have achieved zero waste to landfill at our Letchworth site since 2014
  • Since 2000, we've reduced water consumption in our manufacturing process by a massive 99%.

  • Reducing waste production in all sites globally
  • Sending zero waste to landfill from our manufacturing facilities
  • Zero waste to landfill as we recycle waste or turn it into energy by incinerating it
  • Recycling the water we use in our Letchworth manufacturing site via a closed-circuit water-cooling system which reduces water consumption and minimises the likelihood of pollution
  • Sourcing our materials from local suppliers – always source from UK or mainland Europe. We are ISO 14001-compliant

  • Altro PVC-based products are 100% recyclable pre-installation
  • PVC off-cuts can be recycled through the Recofloor scheme
  • Altro adhesive-free floors are 100% recyclable at the end of their life through the Recofloor scheme (in UK only)
  • AltroSampleWise sample return program in North America
  • Recycling scheme for sample cards at Letchworth site
  • Altro safety flooring is wrapped using 100% recyclable packaging
  • Shredded paper generated from our resin manufacturing sites reused as packaging
  • Altro Germany recycle products into stable mats for horses and capillary matting for plants

Altro use local recycling opportunities internationally. These include:

  • Recofloor in the UK and NI, Australia and New Zealand
  • Recowall in the UK
  • Golv Atervinning in Sweden
  • The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Pvc-Bodenbelag Recycling (AgPR) recycling facility in Germany

Sourcing materials ethically

  • Our products do not contain formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium
  • We manufacture vinyl floors that are free from ortho-phthalate plasticisers
  • Our safety flooring products contain post-consumer recycled glass from the UK wine bottle industry
  • We use 100% certified green electricity in Letchworth
  • One of our PVC polymer suppliers is now manufacturing their products using 100% green electricity