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Our commitment

Balsan is a responsible company and has always sought to limit its impact on the environment, considering that sustainability is a key part of its operation.
Balsan’s concern for the environment goes back quite some time now:
- 1970: the Arthon site was set up in the middle of the countryside in the heart of the Berry region
- 1976: Balsan’s industrial sites were listed by th French Regional Authority for Industry, Research, and the Environment (the DRIRE) as Classified Installations for Environmental Protection.
- 13 May 2008: signing of a sponsorship agreement with the French National Forestry Office (the ONF) for a period of 3 years. Operation baptised “De Sols en Cîmes”.
- July 2008: Carbon footprint assessment carried out with the help of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (the ADEME) to measure all greenhouse gas emissions and provide effective solutions to reduce them (especially by eco-design).

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Nowadays BALSAN’s policies are based along the following lines:

  • Setting up an environmental management system which enabled us to obtain NF EN ISO14001 certification in early April 2010, and which was renewed in May 2011 and April 2012.
  • Continue with our actions to reduce consumption and waste so as to limit our environmental impact:
    - Water consumption cut by 23 % over the past 5 years.
    - Energy consumption (gas and electricity) cut by 15 % over the past 5 years at the Arthon plant (manufacturing broadloom carpets) and by 45 % at the Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre site (manufacturing carpet tiles). The process to manufacture carpet tiles now uses 100 % green electricity.
    - Reducing industrial waste: our aim is to recycle 100 % of our waste by 2012, meaning zero landfill.
  • Integrating eco-design as a way of developing products and processes (further information on pages 16-17).
  • Developing a collection and recycling trade as part of a collective (and not individual) action, Optimum, with the UFTM in France and all the trade bodies elsewhere, Carpet Recycling UK in Great Britain and VanHeede in Belgium and Luxembourg.

In order to guarantee the success of this approach, involvement and a considerable amount of motivation are required on the part of the men and women at Balsan.
It is the long-term health of the company, as well as that of future generations, that are at stake.

Leaflet The Green Spirit
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The Green Spirit of Balsan

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Balsan manufactures carpets for offices or homes and sells made-to-measure carpets and environmentally sound (HQE) carpets in a wide range of colours. Carpet
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