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The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced that HMTX Industries has joined as the first flooring company member. HMTX Industries is a global luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring manufacturer serving a diverse cross-section of both the residential and commercial marketplace. HMTX represents a family of companies that include Halstead, Metroflor, Teknoflor, Aspecta and Vertex. They will join over 100 TSC members that are leaders in their industries working to create more sustainable products.

As a global leader in sustainable and transparent practices, HMTX sets industry standards for high performing and biophilically designed products. The manufacturing processes, workplaces, global outreach and product ingredients all reflect a dedication to the environment, all aspects of human well-being, social justice and equity. Their China-based factories achieved the JUST social justice label in 2018 — a first for any company in China (and all of Asia). This year, HMTX announced they were the first manufacturer to achieve the JUST 2.0 social justice label. The JUST program gauges a company’s performance in a wide range of metrics, diversity and inclusion, equity, employee benefits and stewardship.

As a member of TSC, HMTX will join collective efforts in creating more transparent and sustainable supply chains and pushing innovations in the construction industry. They join other companies working together on TSC projects that involve topics like worker health and safety, green chemistry, ingredient disclosure and consumer outreach.

“HMTX joining TSC is a game-changer for our industry. We welcome them as the first flooring company to set the path for others to follow. HMTX has a clear commitment to sustainability and transparency, and we are thrilled to have them join the TSC family as leaders in the flooring sector, says Euan Murray, TSC chief executive.