All our carpets carry a Level 4 Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS) rating from the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme, contributing valuable points towards both materials and indoor air quality under the Green Star office rating tools. This certification means our carpet production meets environmental best practice standards and if you'd like to download the relevant environmental certificates and VOC certificates, just head to our product pages.
Cavalier Bremworth was a founding member of the New Zealand Green Building Council and was the first broadloom carpet company to gain Environmental Choice certification across its entire wool carpet range – both in New Zealand and Australia. Environmental accreditation is now via the Australian Carpet Classification Scheme (ACCS) Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS).
All of our carpets (both wool and solution-dyed nylon) gain points for materials and indoor air quality in the Green Star Rating tools, as verified independently by Envirospec.
For CIAL-ECS Level 4 certified products:
NEW GREEN BUILDING RATING TOOLS
Office, Education, Industrial and Interiors V3 Mat 3 - 3 points
Office, Education, Industrial and Interiors V3 Mat 4 - 1 point
Homestar V3 Mat 1 - 1 merit
Homestar V3 Mat 2 - 0.75 points
OLD GREEN BUILDING RATING TOOLS
Office, Education, Industrial and Interiors 2009 Mat 4 - Contribution towards schedule
Office 2009, Education and Industrial 2009 Mat 9 - 3 points
Office Interiors 2009 Mat C - 4.20 points
Homestar V2 Mat 1 - 1 merit
Homestar V2 Mat 2 - 0.75 points
Commercial carpet recycling
For commercial carpets, we operate a Product Stewardship Scheme, encouraging our clients to divert used carpet away from landfill.
Environmental policy part of ISO 14001
Our ISO 14001 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to taking responsibility for our manufacturing footprint and to continually improve our performance. We invest significantly in ensuring we consistently meet or exceed best practice.
Here's an outline of our dedication:
- Cavalier Bremworth is a carpet manufacturer, operating spinning plants in Napier and Wanganui, and a tufting plant in Auckland.
- We're committed to operating our plants and facilities in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and in a manner that protects the quality of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, our associates and the general public.
– Paul Alston, Chief Executive Officer, Cavalier Corporation