Global flooring leader joins Harvard Chan SHINE community

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Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring, has joined the the Sustainability and Health Initiative for Netpositive Enterprise (SHINE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health community of corporate supporters.  

“We are thrilled that Tarkett has joined the SHINE ‘living laboratory’ network of companies aiming to discover and understand new ways to positively impact the health of people and planet throughout their business value chain,” said SHINE Co-Founder and Executive Director, Eileen McNeely. “The SHINE community includes companies across all sectors and we are excited to have a global leader in flooring support our pioneering research and further efforts to shine a light on the impact of workplace culture and business practices on health and sustainability.” 

Tarkett is joining with other companies who are leveraging SHINE’s research and innovative measurement tools to advance their corporate sustainability efforts.  According to Roxane Spears, vice president of sustainability North America at Tarkett, “The greatest impacts are made when a community comes together. It’s a privilege to be working with SHINE and the other corporate supporters toward innovative solutions for more supportive workplaces, healthier materials, and more responsible stewardship of our planet’s resources. Tarkett began this work decades ago, but we know the journey is never complete.”

Tarkett joins SHINE’s pioneering community of corporate supporters including Aduro, Aetna/CVS Health, Eileen Fisher, Johnson & Johnson, Kohler Co., Levi Strauss & Co., Owens Corning, Target, and VF Corporation.