and start asking those tough questions: how can we do things differently to become more innovative; how can we promote a greener environment for our employees and our community; and how can we offer a product that supports a global initiative of sustainability, profitability and minimal waste.”
FPC recently announced their Zero Waste Initiative with a longterm goal of contributing to zero landfill waste by using the four ‘ R’ approach to recycling - reducing, reusing, recovering and recycling.
“Efforts towards Zero Waste provide a strong business case for sustainability,” said FPC President Erik Arnold. “FPC has GreenGuard Gold product certifications, recycles tons of post consumer tires into our products daily and now encourages our associates to bring recyclables from home.
“While we will educate our team about the importance of recycling, we also want to make it fun by having incentives such as recycling competitions between plants and monthly gift card drawings,” said Arnold.
The most important part for Arnold is leading by example. “We want to walk the walk because the global challenge of a growing population that relies upon limited resources is very real.”
“My compliments to Foam Products for setting a higher standard for others to follow,” said Peterson. “Recycling makes Calhoun stronger.”
Foam Products Corporation is one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical underlayments for vinyl plank and wood/ laminate flooring. FPC serves industries as diverse as footwear, apparel, eyeglasses, automotive, printing, floor covering and industrial equipment. The foams are used around the world in hundreds of different applications by many of the leading manufacturers. They add comfort, performance and luxury to many products, from shoes to flooring.